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Product review: Versatile outdoor gear for summer

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — There are some people who become gurus, focusing on one outdoor activity in an effort to master every aspect of it. Whether it’s fly fishing, rock climbing or snowboarding, we all know individuals who have taken their skills to the highest level. And their passion leaves less room for other pursuits.

July 06, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows cougar swimming across large lake

BELLINGHAM, Washington — During these hot summer months, it seems that even large predators need to cool off. A recent video from Washington captured the strange sight of a mountain lion going for a swim in a lake near the Canadian border.

July 04, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Product review: Gear for family adventures this summer

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures rising and summer in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for family adventures. Whether it’s an afternoon at the lake, a hike to your favorite waterfall or a multi-day trek in the Boulder Mountains, these outings tend to create lasting memories.

June 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


An introduction to hammock camping

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries. They have a proven track record when it comes to portability and protection from the elements.

June 19, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

GLENDORA, California — It seems that when mountain lion videos appear on YouTube, they usually involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. Not so with a recent video from California-based photographer Robert Martinez.

June 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

PENSACOLA, Florida — For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes the popular superstition.

June 09, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows angler catch salmon using iPhone as lure

PERTH, Australia — While smartphones have become increasingly sophisticated over the years, most people consider them useless once they break. An angler in Australia decided to disprove this theory by rigging a broken iPhone with a treble hook and filming the ensuing action.

May 30, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


5 ways you can benefit from hiking

When many people think about the benefits of going on a hike, they focus on burning calories and improving physical health. However, there are a lot of benefits for your mental well-being as well.

May 14, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video: Saltwater anglers catch giant tuna with drone

FINGAL HEAD, Australia — The biggest limitation of surf fishing has always been the inability to reach fish that are further out than you can cast. Another challenge is locating schools of fish from your vantage point on the shore.

May 08, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Product review: The super light Pack Trench jacket

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Spring adventures often bring an accompaniment of rain. While a light drizzle can be an absolute pleasure during a hike, it can cause major discomfort at higher elevations where the temperatures are cooler.

May 05, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


My mom makes me a better runner

This started off as a column listing all the reasons running has made me a better mom. Rummaging through old post-race photos looking for inspiration, I realized my own mom took almost every single picture. Out of 43 marathons, my mom has been at over 30 of them. Rain, heat, wind, her camera always ready, sometimes catching all the good and a lot of the bad.

May 03, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Product review: 5 outdoor products for spring

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Though there may be a snowstorm or two lurking in the future, we’ve reached a point where good weather has made outdoor adventures more consistently available. Basically, you can hang up the snowshoes and start breaking in your hiking boots.

May 02, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Florida will host competition to kill invasive lionfish

FLORIDA — The State of Florida is no stranger to invasive species. And because many of these uninvited animals are wreaking havoc on the local ecology, conservation officers in Florida arrange annual events like the Python Challenge to encourage people to get involved in the eradication efforts.

April 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


What the Boston Marathon has done for me

Boston.

April 19, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Toddlers and teens are most at-risk children for medicine poisonings

TOPEKA – Last year 60 percent, more than 12,000, of the calls to the Kansas Poison Control Center involved medications, or pharmaceuticals. The Kansas Poison Control Center and Safe Kids Kansas want to remind all adults to keep medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) locked up, out of sight and out of reach of children. Parents should also talk to their teens about the importance of following directions on dosing for all medications.

April 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Healthy Living


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Lots of reasons to run, but sometimes the better choice is not to run

Sometimes not doing something is a really good decision.

July 26, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Video shows large shark head-butt a diver

THE BAHAMAS - Simply being in the water near sharks is enough to make most people feel uncomfortable. But how about having a 10-foot shark ram ...

July 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Podcasts to run to

Every year I put out a list of my favorite podcasts to run to. I am an admitted podcast junkie. Since I first found the ...

July 17, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


Have You Seen This? Starting a fire with a sandwich bag

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — I’m not exceptionally outdoorsy.

July 16, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Healthy Living


Video shows great white shark attacking a drone

AUSTRALIA — A new YouTube video offers a glimpse into the frightening speed and stealth with which a great white shark can strike.

July 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Healthy Living


Things I know for sure about running

Birthday celebrations should not be limited to children or milestone birthdays. Isn’t every birthday a milestone? Shouldn’t every year we get older be ...

July 13, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living


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