Outdoors

Outdoors

The busy girl's guide to eating healthy and staying fit

It seems like every day is a constant struggle when it comes to getting all of our responsibilities done. Between giving it our all at work and having a social life, there just never seems to be enough time for everything - let alone making healthy choices. We're constantly in awe of the girls who are not only able to balance a demanding career and time with friends but also make it to the gym on a regular basis.

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Waterproof backpack perfect for bike commuters

With spring weather coming, it's a good time to consider bike commuting. The warmer temperatures and added daylight offer great motivation to save miles on your car while getting in a great workout twice a day - and chances are you'll start the day with a smile on your face. Of course, the spring also brings showers, which means you should be prepared for that quick burst of rain. The Transit Waterproof Backpack by Showers Pass is a well-organized commuting backpack that helps keep all your stuff neat - and dry - no matter the conditions.

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A shoe to fit all your outdoor needs

Trail running shoes are all about protection. You want a stable platform for uneven surfaces, a rugged outsole to keep your footing, and a hardy upper that won't be ripped apart when snagged by vegetation on the trail. The Merrell Agility Peak Flex has all of these elements - plus a wide range of motion to help mimic the more minimalist style of running shoes that have become popular. That's not to say the Agility Peak Flex is a minimalist shoe - it certainly isn't, as it features a good bit of midsole foam, rock plates in the heel and forefoot and a molded heel counter for additional support.

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Wina Sturgeon: Properly wax your skis and snowboards for optimal spring riding

Now comes the best part of the ski and snowboard season: spring skiing. It's that brief period where snow is still crystallized and has not yet turned to mashed potatoes. The air is warm and filled with the scent of pines. Spring snow gives extra support to a carving edge, which makes it a great time for novice snowriders to become accomplished intermediates and more.

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Wall Street meets the Gulf Coast

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Ryan McKinnon Bradenton Herald
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Wall Street meets the Gulf Coast

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Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson come to Bradenton

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