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How to prepare your body for an active Colorado summer

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado this summer, you need to make sure your body is ready.

In this episode of Healthy U Tips, Audra Burrus from Poudre Valley Medical Fitness in Windsor talks how to get your body ready for an active Colorado summer - build endurance, strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.

Whether you plan on taking short hikes through the foothills, climbing your first 14er or whitewater rafting down the raging Poudre River, make sure your body is ready for the challenge to decrease your chances of injury and increase your enjoyment.

For more about the series or links to other episodes, go to the main Healthy U Tips page. 

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Elite athletes use interval training to improve their speed, endurance and overall fitness. But moderate or beginning exercisers can use the same trick to burn more calories, improve cardiovascular endurance and get a bracing workout in a relatively short time 

For better posture, strengthen your core

No matter what your activity -- even standing or sitting with good posture -- you use your core muscles. And yet, vital as these muscles are, most of us aren't sure what the term means. 

How and why to keep a training log

A training log can help you get more from your workout. It will help you organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work toward a specific goal.

How intense is your workout?

Light, moderate, or vigorous. When it comes to exercising, which do you choose? Although you might think that exercise must be vigorous to be healthy, moderate exercise can provide many of the same health benefits. And if you haven't been active, light exercise may be enough of a challenge for you at first.

Take the weight-training safety quiz

Many Americans are starting weight-training (or resistance-training) programs to improve their health and fitness. This quiz can help you determine if you know enough about strength training to start a program yourself. 

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