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.

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Hike: Dixon Trail to the Top of Cheyenne Mountain

Where to Find It: Cheyenne Mountain State Park Distance: 17-plus miles out and back from Limekiln Trailhead covering the entire trail network Difficulty: Advanced / Extreme Know...
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4 Pro Tips for Better Mountain Biking

Looking to take your singletrack skills up a notch? Tired of feeling frustrated by the same rooty, rocky nemeses? There are three simple things...
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Behind the Scenes Video: Fall Cover Photo Shoot

Join photographer Aaron Anderson and local pro triathlete Erin Storie in this behind the scenes video for our August cover story: "Your Perfect COS...
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Run. Fish. Beer at the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon

As fly-fishing casts go, this one held great promise. I simply had to make it work there on the rocky banks of the Lake...
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Axed and Answered

Axes and I have a history. Five years ago, I put an ax straight through the center of my left foot. My friend Doug and...

Elizabeth Marks: Fit for Duty

Elizabeth Marks pushes off the pool wall and shoots through the blue-green water. Like an arrow. Like a missile. Like she was born to...
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Inside Chairlift Speed Dating With LuvByrd

Most skiers share some version of this fantasy: Getting on the chairlift with some stranger, and in the 10-minute ride to the top, starting...
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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...
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Healthcare Heroes 2018

Talk to these men and women and you’ll hear: “I’m just doing my job” or “We have an excellent team.” But what comes through...
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Taking the Plunge in Buena Vista

I. Can’t. Breathe. One minute I’m paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in the middle of a pristine lake. The world rests in perfect balance—warm sun...
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