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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Striking Mueller’s Daytrip Gold

The Donut Mill Start with a sugar rush on your way through Woodland Park. Everything is large at this local institution. The biscuits and gravy...
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The DisInclined: A Lazy Day Guide to Colorado Springs

Exercise is overrated. Here’s a guide to “A Lazy Day for the DisInclined in the Springs.”
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Fun and Rocky Mountain State Games

If you’re a local hockey fan, you might recognize one of the competitors at this year’s Rocky Mountain State Games — but not where...

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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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...
Cycling Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

Go Big on Pikes Peak With 3 Bucket List Challenges

There’s a good chance you have at least one of these three definitive Colorado Springs challenges on your active outdoor bucket list: the Manitou...
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Big Ideas: Top Level Health Care for Kids at Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs Most exciting about the new Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs is, unequivocally, the opportunity to bring a Top 10-rated level...
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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...

SUP in the Springs

As I took a few hesitant steps off the beach sand into Prospect Lake heading for the stand-up paddleboard I had borrowed, I admit...
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4 Ways to Play at the AFA

For a non-service member, I’ve spent an unusual amount of time on the U.S. Air Force Academy. It comes from growing up in Colorado...
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