Outdoors

Outdoors

Being fit and working out with cancer

It was just before Thanksgiving when 38-year-old Christian Diompy got the most unexpected news. The reason he was having a hard time swallowing and his stomach ached was that he had esophageal cancer. It was Stage 4, and it had spread to his liver and his lungs.

Outdoors

Five questions that'll help you find the best workout

Looking for a new workout? The ideal workout plan includes some activity from each of these three categories: aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility. For example, combining cycling, weight lifting, and yoga classes, in a schedule that works for you. And, sometimes, an activity has elements of all of these.

Outdoors

This test will help determine best workout for your personality

Most fitness experts will agree that if you're hoping to motivate yourself to work out, job No. 1 is finding something you actually enjoy. And since we all have different personalities, that might mean tuning out some of the buzziest fitness trends in favor of something you think you'll honestly stick with.

Outdoors

Looking for an all-around ability snowshoe? Check out Atlas Treeline

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the outdoors when the snow comes, offering the ability to trek through both serious backcountry or walk through the local forest preserves. Much like skis, you can find a snowshoe designed for specific winter activities and conditions, from sleek racers to bulky shoes for deep and steep terrain. The Atlas Treeline (or the Elektra Treeline for women) is part of the trail series and is a good all-around shoe that can do just about anything.

Videos

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Randy Pench, a Sacramento Bee senior photographer, took to the black diamond slopes on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, wearing a GoPro. Experience a few of his ski runs.
Video by Randy Pench, produced by Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Can extreme distance running actually harm the heart? 2:20

Can extreme distance running actually harm the heart?

Hiking Irish Hills Natural Reserve 0:41

Hiking Irish Hills Natural Reserve

Hiking Estero Bluffs State Park 0:55

Hiking Estero Bluffs State Park