Author Molly Andersen

Molly writes about fitness and nutrition from her home in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not at her desk, you can find her teaching history, hiking the Gorge, or hitting the archery range.

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High-Flying Adventure

Utah’s Greatest Ziplines Skimming above the treetops and across open water, down steep mountainsides, and over rugged desert landscapes, reaching heart-pounding speeds of up to 60 miles per hour: Ziplines might be the most thrilling way around to get up…

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Probiotic Power

Microbiota for Athletic Performance After a long, tough run, capped with a half-mile hill climb, you’re spent. To quench your thirst and restore your spirits, you uncap your water bottle and take a long, refreshing sip of…fizzy sour milk? Believe…

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Training Risks: Heart Breakers

Is Excessive Endurance Training Putting You at Risk? In April 2016, nearly 40,000 runners gathered at the starting line for the London Marathon. 31-year-old British Army captain David Seath was among them. An experienced athlete and combat veteran who was…

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How to Have a Great Outdoor Dog

The Outdoor Dog Training, Safety, & Gear Tips You Need Hitting the trail (or river, or campsite) with your dog might sound like a dream: You and your best buddy, the great outdoors, a wagging tail, a welcome snuggle at…

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Wild and Free Yoga

Outdoor & No-cost Classes Near Salt Lake City For building strength, increasing flexibility, and giving yourself peace of mind, there’s no better place to be than a yoga class. But especially during the warm months of summer and early fall,…

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Uniquely Utah Campgrounds

6 Utah Campgrounds to Pitch a Tent at This Summer Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an extended backpacking trip, camping is the perfect way to enjoy Utah’s summer months. But with hundreds of public and private campgrounds located throughout…

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The Female Athlete Triad

What the Triad Syndrome Means for Athletes In 2013, Angela Sorenson (not her real name) was preparing for her third marathon of the year. She’d stepped up her training schedule recently, trying to get her time back down after having…

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Fats: Friend or Foe?

Creamy, chewy, delicious, deadly. Fats of all kinds have been nutritional boogeymen for decades. However recent research suggests that, not only are fats important as part of a healthy diet, but they may have special value for active athletes. So…

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Banish Winter Blues

6 Tips for Avoiding the Post-holiday Blahs Christmas may be the season to be jolly, but the wintry days that follow can wreak havoc on your mood. Short days, gray skies, and chilly temperatures compound the natural letdown after the…

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Micronutrients, Mega Benefits

Vitamins and Minerals for Peak Performance Getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet may seem like a straightforward affair. Eat a bowl of fortified cereal, have a big leafy salad, maybe pop a multivitamin pill if you’re feeling particularly…

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