Health & Sports

Health & Sports

The games we play. The athletes among us. The tips for living the active, healthy life in Colorado Springs. The best Springs articles on fitness, health and sports.

Knee

Strong Knees for Colorado Adventures

I hear a loud pop as I crash, and my skis pin my legs underneath me in the snow. My left knee definitely should...
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3 Great Trails for Snowshoeing

Here’s the thing about snowshoeing in the Pikes Peak region: You want deep snow, but you want to be able to get to the...
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Epic Runs and Rides: Your Colorado Springs Bucket List

Pikes Peak country is big country. And when it comes to running and cycling, you can go big on beautiful mountain courses that make...
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Climbing the Manitou Incline

Where to Find It: Manitou Springs Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip: about .9 miles to the summit and 2.7 miles to return on Barr Trail. Difficulty: Extremely...
backcountry yurt hut trip

How to Hut Trip

We improvised by adding an extra stick of butter to the pancake mix before we poured our first batch onto the wood-burning stovetop, our...
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Wrap It Up Holiday Gift Guide

A. For Luminaries Locally handmade Light Provisions candle, $19, at lightprovisions.com. Wick trimmer $9. Also available at The Broadmoor Shop, 1 Lake Ave., broadmoor.com  B. For Hostesses Floating Tillandsia Sculptures by local artist Ace...
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More Great Holiday Gifts

You saw perfect presents for (almost) everybody on your list in our Holiday print issue. Still need more? Here are more great gifts you...
Side Plank

More Exercises for Strong Colorado Knees

Knees are a big deal in Colorado. They’re a key joint when it comes to our favorite activities, from hiking, trail running and skiing...
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What To Do Thanksgiving Week

The holidays are officially here. While there’s likely to be feasting in your forecast, there’s so much more to do than stuffing yourself with...
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3 Perfect Peak Hikes

The November weather has stayed friendly. The snow has been minimal even on our nearby Front Range peaks. And you’ve got to do something...