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May 22, 2013
Outdoors
Help Us Create Our "Summer Guide to Michigan" and Enter to Win Cool Prizes
Tell us how you like to enjoy the outdoors on your summer Michigan getaways for a chance to have your story in our next issue.  Win one of two prize packages!  Find out how to contribute and see your name in print!

April 10, 2013 Eva Hattie Schueler
Outdoors
Banff Mountain Film Festival Offers Unique View of Outdoor Culture
The Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor hosted the 13th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival on April 7. See how our staff enjoyed the lineup of short films, and which works top our must-see list.

March 20, 2013 Scott McMahon
Outdoors
Michigan Organizations Team Up to Kickstart MI Big Green Gym Initiative
Here at Outdoor Athlete, we believe that All The World's a Gym.  With the announcement of the MI Big Green Gym program across the state, three Michigan groups have taken that slogan to a new level.

November 13, 2012
Outdoors
1,600-Mile Trail Around Lake Michigan in the Works
Ever dream of backpacking around Lake Michigan?  Your dream may be coming true if the Lake Michigan Water Trail Association has anything to say about it.

June 7, 2012 Lisa Hesse
Outdoors
Fresh Air Yoga
It's the perfect time of the year to start practicing yoga outside.  The sequence of poses of a sun salutation, for example, is an excellent way to dynamically warm up muscles before a ride.  Potential new distractions, the unpredictability of the weather, and other factors beyond our control create opportunities to learn patience, focus, breath awareness, and to find strength from within—all-important concepts for athletes to embody.

March 5, 2012 Jane Frahm
Outdoors
Physical Therapy for Incontinence in the Active Male
Incontinence occurs in both sexes, with a ratio of 2:1 female to male.  Although the causes differ in both sexes, it is often the reason both men and women stop physical activity altogether.  For men, problems with the prostate gland can result in incontinence.  Don't let this stop you - there are specific pelvic muscle exercises to help!

December 28, 2011 Jordan Murray
Winter Sports
Snowshoeing: Your Outdoor Escape
The winter season offers just as much variety as the summer for outdoor enthusiasts!  Snowshoeing--a perfect winter sport with all the best benefits--is great for the whole family, a reason to travel to Michigan's beautiful (nationally-ranked!) parks, and provides for outdoor exercise.

October 9, 2011 Jeff Watters
Outdoors
Get Back, Jack!
In today's age of convenience and adventure-in-a-box outfitters selling you "the trip of a lifetime," we've almost forgotten that most of that adventure and exploration is available for little cost to every single one of us-without the gimmicks.

July 6, 2011
Outdoors
Joshua Tree Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
The Joshua Tree Skin Care line, based in Pickney, MI is celebrating 10 years of Healing Hands.  Originally established in 2001 in a town near Joshua Tree National Park, David Lawrence bought the brand in 2007 and moved it to Southeast Michigan.  The skin care line offers a collection of organic lip balms, healing salves and face sticks designed for those who lead an active outdoor lifestyle.

May 13, 2011 Rachel Phillips
Outdoors
Profile: Jerry Holcomb of Michigan Backyard Farms
Jerry Holcomb's incredible take on life inspires one to get outside and plant!  A father of five children, Jerry and his wife have started Michigan Backyard Farms and have steadily converted their suburban backyard into a flourishing garden.  Read on to learn about Jerry's background and the foundation behind Michigan Backyard Farms.

November 18, 2010
Winter Sports
Make Your Shoes...and Wear them too
Ludington State Park Offers Snowshoe-Making Classes in December and January

November 10, 2010
Outdoors
Become an Outdoors Woman in Da UP!
Annual program teaches women valuable outdoor skills

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