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500m Split – What does it Mean?

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For the on-water rowing community, the common measure of pace is generally “time per 500 meters,” which can be more clearly stated as “how long it takes you to row 500 meters.” This… Continue reading

Could you be Eating these Foods Wrong?

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1/15 How Matters, Too Yes, eating healthy means choosing the right foods, but that’s only part of it. For example, the skin of many fruits and veggies (or just under it) is where… Continue reading

Warm-Up Exercises to Protect the Back

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A thorough warm-up is one of the most crucial parts in maintaining a healthy back, not to mention healthy muscles and joints throughout the rest of your body. All it takes is five… Continue reading

How Colors Can Affect You

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1/13 What Colors Your World? Our vibrant world is filled with colors, and they may affect you more than you realize. They can change your mood and your behavior, maybe even your diet… Continue reading

A, B, C, D, E, and Omega-3: What’s Missing From Your Diet?

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Are You Getting What You Need? Tired, dry skin, or fighting a cold again? If you feel like something is a little off, you may lack some key vitamins or minerals. They help… Continue reading

Bad Habits for your Back

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1/16 Sit Hunched Do it too much, and it can flatten the natural curve of your spine and damage the cushioned disks between the bones. This can lead to early arthritis and other… Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Whistler’s Callaghan Valley and Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

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Originally posted on Writes of Passage:
Snowshoeing in West Vancouver’s Cypress Provincial Park—C.Helbig There is one silver lining to the incessant rainfall in Vancouver: snow in the mountains, and lots of it! A…

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 4 Feb 2018

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We had good hiking weather 15C (59F) at 5:30am and it gradually warmed up. We separated into our 3 groups (5k walk, 12K hike and 15H hike). It was a verdant Klipriviersberg as… Continue reading

Learn to Row – How to Scull

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Two great videos by two experienced rowers if you are interested in learning to scull: How to Set Up Your Scull World-class rower Charlotte Hollings shows you how to set up your scull,… Continue reading

Learn to Row – Capsize and Recovery

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How to Get Back into Your Scull after Flipping Learn how to get back into your scull — swiftly and safely — after flipping over in water. Demonstrated by Calm Waters Rowing coaches… Continue reading

How to Soak, Cook, Freeze and Store Chickpeas

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Tory Avey loves chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. These protein-packed legumes have a mild, nutty flavor that goes well in a variety of dishes, including hummus, soups and stews. Because of the time involved in preparing… Continue reading

Drinks with as many Calories as Soda

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1/15 Liquid Calories A 12-ounce can of soda has between about 125 and 180 calories. All of those come from sugar — between 8 and 11 teaspoons in your glass. Those numbers give… Continue reading