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6 Hiking Trails in Breckenridge, Colorado

Hiking in Breckenridge, Colorado

When the snow melts in Breckenridge, Colorado, it’s the season for hiking. In a few months, more and more people will be taking to the trails to hike, jog, or go on a casual walk through the nature trails of Breckenridge. The resort city is known for its skiing and snowboarding, but its trails are hidden gems. The trails are gorgeous, the altitude is not too bad, and the hikes are fulfilling. Continue reading “6 Hiking Trails in Breckenridge, Colorado” »

Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip

Skiing involves some of the highest elevations you’ll ever experience. For example, out west, elevations for skiiers can range from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. Altitude sickness is a temporary illness caused by the elevation and lack of oxygen. Some people not experience it at all, and others will. There are some pretty simple, everyday steps you can take to avoid altitude sickness and reduce its effects. Even taking a painkiller, like Ibuprofen, can help reduce altitude sickness. If you’re one of the select few that might find it troubling to breathe at the ski resort, here are some tips to reduce the effects. Continue reading “Tips to Reduce High Altitude Sickness on a Ski Trip” »

Why it’s Important for Athletes to Visit a Spa

Athletes use up a lot of energy. A day at the spa can create relaxation, clear one’s mind, and sooth tense muscles. Sports athletes exert themselves on a daily basis, and there are plenty of reasons why a soothing, hot bath or massage can promote positive effects on the body and mind. There are plenty of health benefits to visiting a spa, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Loosening of the Muscles
  • Blood Circulation
  • Hydrotherapy from Hot Tubs
  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Alleviates Joint Pain
  • Improved Sleep

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Why All Athletes Should Use Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an amazing way to enhance your athletic performance by fortifying your overall health. NFL quarterback Matt Hasselback does it, hockey superstar Jaromir Jagr does it, Olympic high-jumper Amy Acuff likes it so much that she learned to practice it herself. Whether you’re one of the pros, a die-hard marathoner, a devoted yogi, or just someone that enjoys exercise, acupuncture can help your body’s health and your athletic performance.  Continue reading “Why All Athletes Should Use Acupuncture” »

Fun Things to Do at the Beach

A beach vacation is nothing without some fun in the sun beach activities to keep you busy and entertained. There is a huge range of things that can make your beach visit overflow with fun, all perfect for kids and adults alike. Here are some ideas of how to take your beach trip over the top! Continue reading “Fun Things to Do at the Beach” »

How to Prepare for Your First Premier League Season

Did you fall in love with the beautiful game this summer during the 2014 World Cup? If you did your next step to crave the soccer yearnings for the next four years is to choose a league to watch club soccer. The English Premier League is the most followed and powerful league in the world and is your next stop to serve your soccer fix. Unlike other leagues, every single EPL game is shown on American television on the NBC Sports family of networks. You can also live stream every match on your laptop, tablet, or phone through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. After downloading the app here’s how you can prepare for your first premier league season.

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Charlotte Hornets Logo History

The Charlotte Hornets are back. The quintessential 1990s team has returned from the graveyard of changed towns and new franchises to become the team everyone remembers for their awesome teal colors and logo. Nothing says 90s than bright colors and a chunky font. The Charlotte Hornets were the poster child for 90s NBA team logos and colors alonside the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. Now they’re back and better than ever. After being moved to New Orleans in 2002, where they now have become the New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte replaced the Hornets with a new organization under the helm of Michael Jordan called the Charlotte Bobcats. Thanks to the rise in popularity of snap backs and retro jerseys, the original Hornets logo remained popular and influential in the NBA fan hood culture. Even though New Orleans altered the original logo and colors, the original Charlotte Hornets name has remained symbolically strong in the Carolinas and in the rest of the country. The original Charlotte Hornets, with their teal and purple, will return to the court in fall of 2014. Let’s look at a history of the Charlotte Hornets’ classic logo and colors.

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Top 4 Places to Watch the 2014 World Cup


The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th.

Every four years the World Cup Final takes place with 32 nations competing in planet earth’s largest sporting event. Even if your not a soccer, “football”, or futbol fan, the World Cup is an entertaining spectacle of passionate participants and heart throbbing moments. Like the Olympics, the World Cup is hosted in a different country every four years across the globe in an elaborate bidding process organized by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. In 2014 the World Cup will be hosted in Brazil, which is good news for Americans since it will be the first World Cup hosted in the western hemisphere since 1994. This means no waking up at 4am or taking extended lunch breaks to watch the games. Many of the games will be played closer to prime time or in the late afternoon. So get your jerseys, scarfs, and remotes ready, here is your top 4 places to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Training for the Savageman: My Personal Story

Training for a triathlon is tough. Everyone realizes it at some level, but it isn’t until you’re juggling three different training schedules and battling winter weather to get in a bike ride that you realize just how tough. It’s especially hard for someone like me, who hasn’t competed in much beyond a couple bike races and a 10K here and there. Oh, and I guess I swam in high school, if we’re counting that.

So you might ask why a guy like me ended up registering for the Savageman Triathlon this September. The reason is simple. We lost my mom to melanoma last year, and it has been really rough on my family. When I heard about a triathlon benefiting melanoma research in Deep Creek, I couldn’t say no. I’m not alone in losing a loved one to cancer, so I won’t dwell on that. Instead I’ll share how I turned that passion into a drive to train.

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Tips to Stay Active on Vacation

With all of the delicious local fare, vending machines, and unhealthy habits that typically come with vacation, getting away can truly be an athlete’s dilemma. Just with anything else though, a healthy lifestyle requires little more than discipline.

Take an Active Tour

Hop on hop off buses are all well and good, but you can get some exercise while seeing the sights at your own pace on a walking or biking tour. Just making simple choices to incorporate activity into the sights you already planned to see will help to keep you in shape. Walk the course instead of grabbing a golf cart, take a morning run on the beach, and feel the results without losing the vacation spirit.

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