Health

From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

From The Ski Diva: Keep Tootsies Warm

Advice On How To Manage Cold Feet. Our friend and fellow online ski magazine, The Ski Diva, has just posted a really helpful article on cold feet management.  This is important folks.  Cold toesies can ruin your day and might even discourage you from enjoying the world of winter outdoors.  Take a moment to check out The Diva’s suggestions, and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Features, MedTech, Home Top Box 2
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
Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese reports on her fitness journey, noting that regular exercise makes a big difference in how you feel.
Credit: Pinterest

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Eight

The Journey That Began With A Single Step Isn’t Over Yet! Although this will be the last official installment of my personal fitness journey series that began on May 1st, it’s definitely not the end of the journey. I have many more pounds to lose before I sleep and promises to myself to continue to keep. I’ll be posting an[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 1 comment Conditioning
Jackson Ski Touring has easy-ski programs for seniors.
Credit: JSTF

Senior-Friendly Cross Country Ski Resorts

X-C Resorts Offer Discounts, Amenities For Senior Skiers. Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of XCSkiResorts.com for pointing out these snow-country x-c resorts that are specially accommodating to seniors. About a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old, and, as Baby Boomers continue to age, we are remaining active—many of us are looking for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Health, Destinations
Don't be old-fashioned about getting fit.  Rose Marie Cleese finds high-quality sites to check out.

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Seven

Wading Through the Web For The Best, Most Reliable Health and Fitness Info. You can find anything on the internet: the good, the rad…and the untruthful! So how do you know that what you’re reading on any given website is solid, current information? When you’re embarking on a fitness journey and decide to do some internet research, you’ll find a[Read More…]

by November 5, 2015 0 comments Health, MedTech
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
Time To Get Moving: Now

Time To Get Moving: Now

Five Ways To Start Your Fitness Program. No more procastination.  You have from six weeks to three months, depending on where you live, to get ready for snow season.  If you are a year-round sports activist, then good on you.  If you are a part-timer, weekend warrior, you probably have to start getting more diverse muscles toned up.  If you are[Read More…]

by September 30, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 4
The pioneering body device is Fitbit.  Other devices have grown up around it.
Credit: Fitbit

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Five

From High-Tech to Low-Tech, Great Gear For Getting Fit The best fitness gear you can get requires no expense! It’s at the end of your legs: your own two feet. Walking (or jogging or running) as much as you can in any given week will burn calories and keep you cardiovascularly fit. Being on the move is considered one of[Read More…]

by September 3, 2015 0 comments Conditioning
Carol and Nick Bowling of Washougal, Washington, tune up now for ski season.
Credit: Harriet Wallis

Lunge Toward Ski Season: Start Now

You don’t need a gym. You can lunge around the neighborhood. Nick and Carol Bowling are enthusiastic senior-age Alta skiers who enjoy staying fit year round. They just added lunges to their pre-season fitness routine, and they’ve become lunge junkies. But there’s a learning curve to doing lunges correctly, and they’re still working on it. “Lunges use your own body weight[Read More…]

by September 2, 2015 5 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Kayaking is a great upper-body workout for skiers in the off-season and especially relaxing on the calm waters of Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest lakes in the world with water clarity of more than 70 feet. Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Four

Exercise your right to stay fit when you go on that summer trip! To all you senior winter sports aficionados out there who still have your summer escape ahead of you: Is fitness a part of your plans? It should be, and it should be easy to pull off. Those days of lazing about day after day, taking afternoon naps[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, West
Rehab Friend: A Little Assist From Your eBike

Rehab Friend: A Little Assist From Your eBike

An Electric Bike Offers A Friendly Boost To New Knees and Hips   We all remember “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles. My, how things have changed in the 48 years since its release, especially for those boomers who want to come back to the slopes after major surgery on hips and knees and rotator cuffs, among other[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Accessories, MedTech
Real hiking boots are lightweight and support your ankle.  Sneakers don't cut it on the trail.
Credit: REI

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part Two–More Stuff

Outdoor Guru Steve Hines Offers More Ideas For Taking A Hike. Summer hiking season is in full swing. The temperatures are warming and trails are dry. After covering the ten essentials in Grow A Hiking Habit: Part 1, some other items will help you more enjoy your hiking. Boots: Stout boots with good support are a must. Look for boots with[Read More…]

by July 7, 2015 2 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
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 Nutrition, Home Top Box 3
Here are the "Ten Essentials": Gear you will need for a hike.
Credit: Steve Hines

Grow A Hiking Habit: Part One

An Expert Offers Advice On Getting Started Hiking is a great fitness activity for seniors. Whether you are an Alpine or Nordic skier, hiking can keep you in shape to enjoy the slopes or trails this coming winter. Hiking is enjoyed on many levels from simple day hikes in your local woods or conservation lands to classic mountain hikes in[Read More…]

by June 11, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 1
Correspondent Rose Marie Cleese goes to the Senior Center in Golden Gate Park for free exercise classes.
Credit: SFP&R

My Fitness Journey Continues: Part Two

This Month’s Main Event: Sound Advice From A Medical Expert. In Part Two I’m going to focus on fitness and heart health, the latter particularly important to me as a favorite nephew of mine who’s only 49 suddenly ended up in the hospital two days ago having a stent put in due to a 100 percent blocked artery. I may have company[Read More…]

by May 27, 2015 4 comments Conditioning
How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

How Much To Exercise And Why Bother

Is There A “Right” Amount Of Exercise Time? Most readers of SeniorsSkiing.com are active, engaged folks who enjoy snow sports in the winter and lots of different non-snow activities in the summer.  And, most of us like to keep active, because it makes us feel good.  That’s important as we become more experienced in years. You might wonder if the[Read More…]

by May 19, 2015 2 comments Conditioning
Senior Skiers take lessons at Waterville Valley Resort. Good technique means more enjoyable skiing.
Credit: Steve Bryan

Ski Lessons Improve Senior Skiers’ Technique

It’s Never Too Late to Take A Lesson. William Smith, age 91, started skiing at Mt. Cranmore, N.H., after WW II. His wife even took lessons from ski legend Hannes Schneider. She quit skiing when she was 73, but Smith continued. He was skiing with his son that morning when I rode the lift with them at Waterville Valley Resort, N.H.[Read More…]

by May 12, 2015 1 comment Conditioning, East, Home Top Box 1
No nonsense aerobics instructor Pablo Molina keeps his classes hopping. He'll be 73 in June, just a few months older than Rose Marie

My Fitness Journey Begins: Part One

My six-month plan to go from being a couch potato to a mogul masher. I had a revelation and a wake-up call on the slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort this winter while skiing a few runs with the resort’s director of skier services. I had not taken my own advice regarding pre-skiing conditioning or done anything to lose the pounds[Read More…]

by May 1, 2015 6 comments Features, Conditioning
NY Times Columnist explains why activity is a way to fight arthritis.
Credit: NY Times.

Keep Moving: Fighting Arthritis With Activity

Here’s What You Can Do To Manage Your Inevitable Osteoarthritis. If you’re a snow-sport enthusiast and subscriber to SeniorsSkiing.com, you are most likely a senior with an active life style.  We know from our SubscriberSurvey 2015 that many of our respondents not only enjoy Alpine skiing, but also Nordic and snow shoeing, and you ski a lot.  More than 55[Read More…]

by April 29, 2015 0 comments Conditioning, Home Top Box 4
Walking a la Nordic raises efficiency of exercise by 40 percent.
Credit: Leki

Try Nordic Walking: Many Benefits By Adding Poles To Hike

Poling While Hiking Is An Exercise Multiplier Roger Lohr is co-founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a noted writer on all the varieties of Nordic skiing. More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as[Read More…]

by April 15, 2015 3 comments Conditioning, Accessories, Home Top Box 2
Click for CBS News story on Powassan virus in Connecticut.

A Worry In The Woods: Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Shifting From Snow To Summer Activities?  Beware Of This New Menace. We’re starting to hike or bike in the woods between the receding snowbanks here in New England.  We’ve just learned that you better make sure you review your tick-avoidance-and-protection practices.  Powassan virus is yet another tick-borne disease that, according to this new report from CBS, can be lethal.  So, this is[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 1 comment Features, Conditioning
Not exotic fruit, fellas.  It's a blossoming stem cell that can be used in healing senior skier joint ailments.;

Adult Stem Cell Therapy For Skiers

Is This Trendy Therapy Right For What Hurts? Just a week ago, a skier friend underwent stem cell therapy for his painful knee. Ever since, he’s been sending me emails extolling the wonders of this cutting edge technology. We’re all skiers and our knees take a beating over time, so when he began singing praises about adult stem cell therapy,[Read More…]

by February 18, 2015 6 comments MedTech
Boundary Country Trekking x-c skiers in northern MN enjoy some hot chocolate.
Credit: Roger Lohr

The Art of Cross-Country Skiing: The Basics

Cross country (XC) skiing is a terrific way to enjoy the great outdoors in winter. Is it great for older people that want to stay active? You betcha! From Roger Lohr, founder and editor at XCSkiResorts.com and prolific writer on cross country skiing The pleasures of XC skiing can be a wonderful change of pace for winter activities.  Whether you seek[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 0 comments Gear, Conditioning

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