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Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Randy Pench, Sacramento Bee senior photographer, took to the black diamond slopes on Jan. 13, 2017, wearing a GoPro. Experience a few of his ski runs.

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.

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The best beginner workout gym machines

Maybe you've been away for some time, or it's your first time stepping foot in a gym, but mastering a few basic gym machines and a mix of cardio and strength training moves will get you started on your meeting your goals.

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DNR's Stokes talks safety of year-round oysters in SC

There's not a big difference between mariculture oysters, which are grown in cages, and those that are wild-caught, Al Stokes, the director of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton, said Jan. 9, 2017, when asked about the prospect, and safety, of year-round oyster harvesting in South Carolina. Two Beaufort lawmakers are pushing a bill to make that happen. Last week, the proposal got approved by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, according to The Post and Courier. Here is Stokes' take on whether year-round harvesting can be done safely in the state.

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Best apps to help you keep your New Year's resolutions

You're not the only one who thinks resolutions are tough. Research indicates that 92 percent of them fail. Part of the problem may be how you're thinking about your goals. Whether it's losing weight or saving money, we've got ideas on how to make (and keep) your New Year's resolutions. But you don't have to go it alone. Sometimes, it's necessary to call for backup.

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Wina Sturgeon: Work each side of your body equally

Whether you're an athlete or not, your body will adapt to the way you use it. Do weightlifting resistance work, and you'll get stronger. Spend most of your time sitting in front of the TV, and you'll get fatter. You'll always have a dominant arm or a dominant leg, and that's where a problem can begin.

Outdoors

North Face slipper shoes great after a day on the slopes

While spending a day on the slopes is about as much fun as you can have in the winter, taking off your ski boots at the end of the day produces a moment of relief that can't be beat. So why ruin that feeling by putting on a pair of cold, bulky boots? The North Face has created a combo slipper/shoe that can be worn outside and offers insulated and cozy comfort in the lodge or walking around town. The high-traction rubber outsole means you can walk around outside in comfort without slipping.

Videos

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Randy Pench, Sacramento Bee senior photographer, took to the black diamond slopes on Jan. 13, 2017, wearing a GoPro. Experience a few of his ski runs.
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

DNR's Stokes talks safety of year-round oysters in SC 0:39

DNR's Stokes talks safety of year-round oysters in SC

Coyote powerball: how coyote bounty program affects the deer population 2:52

Coyote powerball: how coyote bounty program affects the deer population

Bluffton retired SEAL, paraplegic, summits Kilimanjaro 0:33

Bluffton retired SEAL, paraplegic, summits Kilimanjaro