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The temperature is dropping, the rain is falling, and snow is beginning to dust the mountains. Winter recreation brings its own beauty and challenges. Cool, crisp runs; wet, gray bike rides; and snowy adventures delight outdoor enthusiasts and require increased safety knowledge. Whether it is a run in town on damp muddy trails, snowboarding at Mt. Baker, or skate skiing in Manning Park, staying safe during cold weather recreation is important. The combination of cold air or water temperature and...
Posted on 2017-12-04
. By Amanda Nayfield, DPT The time has come to transition from hiking and biking to strapping boards on our feet and hitting the snowy slopes! Exciting as this time of year is, it also presents many opportunities for injuries. Proper training is a good way to minimize those risks. One of the main principles of training is specificity – if you ski, the best way for your body to adapt is by skiing. Unfortunately, you can’t ski or snowboard until the snow falls. Nonetheless, most o...
Posted on 2014-11-28