You are not just buying goggles when you shell out $649 for this pair of Oakley Airwave 1.5 ski goggles; you are purchasing a multimedia gadget that connect wirelessly - and via app - with Garmin's latest VIRB camera/GPS device.
It's simple to stick to your diet when you're cooking at home, but when your schedule forces you to make food choices out in the real world, suddenly opting for fruit over fries gets a little more challenging. Action-packed vacations, holiday celebrations, those weeks when you've barely had time to go to the bathroom, let alone prep healthy work lunches - yep, life constantly gets in the way of a balanced diet.
Finding the motivation to exercise can be a challenge at any time of year. Add cold weather and shorter days to the mix, and working out - especially outdoors - can seem like a tremendous feat. But exercising outdoors has a range of benefits such as increasing vitamin D exposure and a general sense of wellbeing, according to several recent studies.
With ice and snow comes the potential for slips and falls, which are some of the biggest causes of winter-related injuries. You can reduce your risk for broken bones (and a bruised ego) with Yaktrax Pro, a simple device that slides over shoes or boots to provide 360 degrees of traction and keep you on your feet instead of your bum.
At almost the exact moment the lifeguard at tower No. 14 went all David Hasselhoff on the megaphone - "Attention, surfers out front: You guys need to stay outside the black and yellow flags; we have a surf warning today" - Josh Long tugged down his silver board shorts, hopped on his board and caught a wave.
Question: I have a question about sturgeon. Are they being negatively affected by the drought? Since sturgeon have been around millions of years, they must have endured many droughts, and so hopefully this drought will not hit them as hard as maybe some other species that are less hardy and more sensitive to changes. Is this true? Anonymous
Interested in signing up your children in Modesto-area sports leagues like baseball or basketball? How about information on where to play adult softball? Check out our sports listings, which also include signups for golf lessons, running information and more.
It's not exactly rocket science: If you want to tone up, you're going to need to do more at the gym than just spend 35 minutes chugging away on an elliptical watching your favorite Bravo show or cruising reading a book on the spin bike. Meander over into the weights section of any gym, and you'll see a plethora of options including both free weights and machines.
James Turk works with clients every day in the gym to help them get stronger and, in some cases, lose weight. It can be very rewarding work to see such transformations. But one day, a client showed up for her appointment with a stack of magazines.
This is the time of year when many athletes start destroying their muscles. Some are shocked that the snow lifts are opening, so they try to cram three months training into just three weeks. Others try to push themselves hard to make up for a disappointing summer season. Some want to train to get a head start on building a perfect beach body for spring.
Getting little (and big) kids outside in the cold can be a real challenge. But studies show that a trek outdoors, even when it's chilly, can have a range of benefits from increased health to busting the winter blues. It's also a great way to let off some steam.
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