Fitness

Coloradans who go outdoors really are that optimistic, survey says
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In your face, coastal states. Clothing company Life is Good conducted a national survey to determine the optimism levels and related behaviors of 3,000 individuals between the ages of 18 and 79, and the results showed that people living in the Rocky Mountain Region were more optimistic than the rest of the country. The information was self-reported. […]

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These guided hikes take you into Colorado’s mountains without the “roughing it” part
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Colorado has long been a destination for those seeking to bag a fourteener or two, or have an epic wilderness backpacking adventure. But hiking also has an appeal to those who may not be so keen on scrambling over scree and boulders, opting to take in Colorado’s scenic vistas in ways providing them with more of an […]

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Legendary Colorado endurance athlete grapples with age as he ponders the end of a remarkable run
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Marshall Ulrich has run 129 ultra marathons and adventure races averaging 125 miles apiece. He started running in 1978, when he was 27, and tackled ultra marathons in his mid-30s. He once ran across the United States, from San Francisco to New York City, averaging almost 60 miles a day. He completed the Badwater 135-miler from […]

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How aging runners can fight back against the process of slowing down
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Growing older inevitably means growing slower, even for lifelong runners, but there are some things they can do to slow down the process of diminishing performances. As our cardiovascular systems age, capillary density in the muscles decreases, hearts don’t pump as much blood per stroke, and maximum heart rates drop, said Jared Berg, an exercise […]

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Low-Carb Mug Cake
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Admittedly, it’s hard to believe that a chocolate cake made in a microwave without flour or sugar could taste any good. This low-carb mug cake defies the odds. It has dark chocolate flavor, a soft, cakey texture and bits of real dark chocolate that melt in your mouth. This low-carb mug cake recipe works because […]

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It Felt Like a Rebirth Into Living
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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

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10 Delicious DIY Salad Dressings
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(This post is an update to an earlier post version.) A Big-Ass Salad, as you know, is a perfect main meal of the day. However, with a little creativity there’s no limit to how (or when) you can enjoy your favorite combination of vegetables, greens and more. While Primal Kitchen® now offers a literal rainbow […]

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