Nutrition

Pollan's seven word rule for selecting and consuming food.  Makes sense.

On The Fitness Road Again!

How My Fitness Journey Took A Detour, And How One Powerful Documentary Is Going To Help Me Get Back On Track. So, to let all of you who were following my fitness journey here last summer know, I was doing great…and then I wasn’t. I don’t know exactly when I lost momentum or let complacency set in or thought I[Read More…]

by August 25, 2016 0 comments Nutrition
Sometimes we need a little boost.

Clif Bar vs Munk Pack: A Jolt In A Bar

Comparing Veteran And A New Comer Energy Boosters. Energy bars and gels have been on the market for a long time for endurance athletes and weekend warriors alike. Cycling, running and skiing require a positive store of energy that can be augmented by a power snack stored in a cycling jersey, pack or ski parka.  It is especially important to[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 3 comments Nutrition
Organic spinach, carrots and lamb topped with a wildflower. 
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Dine On A Local Cow—Or Lamb—Or Carrot

Locally Sourced Foods Are Catching On. At Snowbasin, Utah, chefs have embraced locally sourced meats including beef, lamb and elk, vegetables, cheeses and honey. Their dinner creations get rave reviews. Every bite comes from less than 50 miles away. Other resorts also find that local fare makes sense. Ask around in your area to learn which resort restaurants are going[Read More…]

by January 18, 2016 1 comment Nutrition, West
Stocking Stuffer: Field Trip Jerky

Stocking Stuffer: Field Trip Jerky

A Healthy Chew For The Holidays. I love jerky, but most of it tastes like over-seasoned cardboard.  On the other hand, Field Trip Jerky is yummy, and it’s different—lightly seasoned and just the right “chew.” It’s all-natural, gluten-free, MSG and nitrate-free, and it’s packed with protein. Refuel while out on the trail, on your bike or out for a ski tour.[Read More…]

by December 10, 2015 0 comments Nutrition
Getting back into shape is a combination of courage, knowledge and just doing.
SeniorsSkiing.com Correspondent has all three working for her.

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Six

The Battle Of The Bulge Rages On! (Thankfully, Reserve Forces Are On Their Way.) As I enter the sixth month of my personal (and public!) journey to fitness, I continue to make slow, steady progress toward my goal of being in great shape for the slopes come the first snowfall (and it IS supposed to snow in the Sierra this[Read More…]

by October 1, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, Nutrition
In this Zesty Lime, Shrimp and Avocado Salad recipe, healthy avocados play a starring role! (Credit: skinnytaste.com)

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Three

How and what we eat is the second half of being fit. Well, they never said it would be easy. Although the exercise part of my journey to fitness is going well (I’ve lost another inch in my upper body measurements), the changing of my diet is going a bit more slowly (I’ve lost only two pounds this month). The[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 4 comments Conditioning, Nutrition
Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

Exercise And Weight Control: Think Again

  The Key To Weight Loss Revealed.  And It’s Not Exercise. We know that senior snow enthusiasts are also cyclists, hikers, kayakers, golfers, sailors, tennis players and more, engaging in lots of non-snow physical activities.  Some of you might be motivated to keep your activity level up by a desire to control your weight.  Gaining weight is an artifact of aging as metabolism[Read More…]

by June 16, 2015 1 comment Home Top Box 3, Nutrition
Camelbak Bootlegger carries the right joy juice to keep hydrated.
Credit: Camelbak

Hydration Chronicles: An Easy Way To Keep Drinking

Carry Water On Your Back Like A Camel. In my younger days, my friends and I launched our adventures without giving a thought to proper nutrition, hydration and so on. On one fondly remembered camping trip, provisions were down to shredded wheat, peanut butter and warm beer, and we still had fun. Now we have the benefit of decades of[Read More…]

by January 28, 2015 3 comments Health, Home Top Box 2, Nutrition
Munching along at Eastman's outdoor ski party.
Credit: Roger Lohr

Eat Your Way To Fitness: Gourmet Ski Tours

Lots of Chocolate: Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Events Collected By XCSkiResorts.com From Roger Lohr, XCSkiResorts.com: Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? XC Skiing is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise but if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your xc skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to[Read More…]

by December 29, 2014 0 comments Destinations, Home Top Box 1, Nutrition
Kale is a rich source of Magnesium. So is Spinach.  Popeye was right!

Magnesium Magic For Senior Skier Muscles

How’s Your Magnesium Level These Days? Feeling fatigued on the hill despite intense pre-season training? Muscles cramping during or after a day on the slopes? Magnesium deficiency may be the culprit. Magnesium, essential for normal muscular contraction and relaxation, is a key player in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including production of ATP, the main source of energy[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 0 comments Nutrition
Fun Fact: Bananas skins can  help mollify mosquito bites.
Credit: Mike Maginn

Have A Banana: A Senior Skier’s Friendly Fruit

A banana a day goes a long way in keeping you fit. We have recently discovered the magnificence of bananas which we long regarded as a kid food and something to by-pass on breakfast buffets. Wrong attitude.  Turns out, bananas have multiple benefits for those who are active, especially senior snow enthusiasts. For starters, have a banana before you ski[Read More…]

by October 14, 2014 1 comment Home Top Box 4, Nutrition

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