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05

Mar

Snow kayaking takes sledding to the extreme
The Winter Olympics have come and gone, but plenty of winter athletes are still going at it, including these snow kayakers participating in the annual Red Bull Snow Kayak competition on March 1 in Druskininkai, Lithuania.

21

Feb

Easy yoga routine helps skiers enjoy the snowHow about some ‘sno-ga’? Take off your equipment and run through some poses, right there on the snow, for a quick warm-down.

Easy yoga routine helps skiers enjoy the snow
How about some ‘sno-ga’? Take off your equipment and run through some poses, right there on the snow, for a quick warm-down.

20

Feb

Have the Olympics inspired your inner athlete? Be careful out thereA physical rehab doctor offers his advice on how novice athletes can lessen the risk of injury and stay committed to exercise routines.

Have the Olympics inspired your inner athlete? Be careful out there
A physical rehab doctor offers his advice on how novice athletes can lessen the risk of injury and stay committed to exercise routines.

18

Feb

'Ski' diving in Sochi — no parachute required
Freestyle and jump skiiers appear to fly effortlessly through the air in these photos from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

10

Feb

Which winter sports burn the most calories?Excited spectators will burn about 60 calories in 10 minutes just watching cross-country skiers burn 260 calories in the same time frame.

Which winter sports burn the most calories?
Excited spectators will burn about 60 calories in 10 minutes just watching cross-country skiers burn 260 calories in the same time frame.

08

Feb

6 winter sports with no Olympic staying powerIce soccer with sticks, skating in unison and skiing downhill super-fast never made it to the winter games.

6 winter sports with no Olympic staying power
Ice soccer with sticks, skating in unison and skiing downhill super-fast never made it to the winter games.

06

Feb

Even at the Olympics, figure skating has physical limitationsThe quadruple jump is about all the human body can stand: When skaters land after the jump, they’re landing with seven times their body weight.

Even at the Olympics, figure skating has physical limitations
The quadruple jump is about all the human body can stand: When skaters land after the jump, they’re landing with seven times their body weight.

01

Feb

How NASA makes the Super Bowl possibleFrom coin flips in space to robots hosting pre-game shows, NASA’s involvement with the Super Bowl is always a touchdown.

How NASA makes the Super Bowl possible
From coin flips in space to robots hosting pre-game shows, NASA’s involvement with the Super Bowl is always a touchdown.

22

Sep

Losing makes you eat more junk foodResearchers find that sports fans across the globe take a loss by their favorite team hard — so hard that they eat more calories and saturated fat the next day.

Losing makes you eat more junk food
Researchers find that sports fans across the globe take a loss by their favorite team hard — so hard that they eat more calories and saturated fat the next day.

04

Sep

The surprising health benefits of 8 recreational sportsWho knew that ping pong could make you smarter?

The surprising health benefits of 8 recreational sports
Who knew that ping pong could make you smarter?