Category: Fitness

Getting Fit For Your Vancouver Island West Coast Trail Hike

Traveling six to sixteen kilometers with a twenty kilogram backpack on a wilderness hike like the West Coast Trail demands a good level of fitness. What is the best way to prepare? Just how fit do I need to be? When should I start preparing? These are pertinent questions for anyone who is planning on …

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Perfect Yoga Positions to Reach Your Summer Samsara

**Before embarking on any new exercise adventures, it is recommended you consult a medical professional, in order to avoid hurting yourself or otherwise putting your physical wellbeing in harm’s way. Yoga is great for everyone, but, just like skateboarding or luge racing, it works best when practiced safely.** In the middle of the year, when …

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Vegan Thai Mushroom Coconut Soup Recipe

Today I am making a vegan mushroom Thai coconut soup, very similar to Tom Kha Gai, but without the chicken.  This soup has some of my very favorite flavors in it: lemongrass, coconut, lime, cilantro, and more!  I love it!! Here’s how I make it: Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cups vegetable broth 1 can …

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Surfing 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Different Swells, Breaks, And Surfing Waves

To the casual observer, each wave in the ocean appears identical to the one that preceded it. One after another, they roll toward the shore, with little to distinguish them. Surfers know better. They’re more in tune with the sea and recognise that numerous factors play a role. The presence or absence of any one …

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Swim Lessons For Kids: 5 Key Benefits That Just May Surprise You

Learning to swim can prove an important life skill that all young children should learn. As with any new activity, the earlier a child begins swim lessons, the faster he or she will master the process. When given the proper resources and instruction, swim lessons can be an instrumental tool that lasts a throughout a …

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