Leicester man trains to become an ‘American Ninja Warrior’

David Allan Rose, 76 and living in Leicester, is a natural-born risk taker. At age 20, he dropped out of college in California, where he was studying engineering, to try his hand at becoming a jockey.

How to weather the winter blues in Vermont

For some Vermonters, winter in New England is far from the most wonderful time of the year.

Bike pump track is taking shape in Middlebury

Biking and fitness enthusiasts are preparing for the creation a new outdoor exercise amenity that will increase the availability of free, fun and accessible outdoor recreation opportunities in Addison County’s shire town. It’s the Middlebury Bike Pump Tra … (read more)

Yoga is ‘a lifetime journey with lifetime benefits’

Yoga at its essence offers a way to prioritize our wellbeing when we feel overwhelmed by the world around us, believes Joanna Colwell, founder and director of Otter Creek Yoga in Middlebury.

Vt. surgeon builds better chair for active sitting

A Colchester doctor and his son are hoping to change the way people sit.

Our kids are hurting — and their helpers need help

Children’s mental health has reached such a crisis point that it’s been declared a national emergency.

Protecting youth mental health

In December, the Office of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released an advisory called “Protecting Youth Mental Health.”

COVID has helped some re-set their priorities

The number of COVID-19 cases will decline and people will head back out into the world. But some people will be unsure of what to expect and what lies ahead.

How to discuss mental health with others

Do you struggle with your mental health and have a difficult time in getting people you know to be more understanding?

The Vermont Walk/Bike Summit is coming up

Save the date! The Vermont Walk Bike Summit is coming to Middlebury on May 6.

Take a snowy glide outside with your family

Remember when we used to do stuff indoors during the winter? My family used to spend an awful lot of time lingering in the Snow Bowl lodge, in Junebug, in the children’s room at Ilsley Library and the college field house. It’s been great to be outdoors al … (read more)

Blueberry Hill offers outdoor adventures for all levels

GOSHEN — Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center (BHOC), long known as Blueberry Hill Ski Center, is now established as a 501©3 nonprofit company. The center ensures land preservation and recreational access within a unique and historic section of the Moosalamoo Na … (read more)

Gastric bypass helps local woman shed pounds

NEW HAVEN — A few weeks ago Lisa Dupoise updated her picture on her Facebook page. This change drew a lot more responses than the usual Facebook update. “Everyone is asking, ‘Oh, what did you do? What’s your secret?’” Dupoise said. “So I personal messaged … (read more)

Contest challenges you to walk and bike

Grab your bike, wheels, boots, or shoes and join Local Motion, Vital Communities, and GoVT! for the 2021 Vermont Winter Bike/Walk Challenge!  The Challenge started at the begging of this week on Feb. 1, but there’s still time to participate, since it runs … (read more)

Health & Well-Being: Sometimes the best diet isn’t a diet

ADDISON COUNTY — Earlier this month, with “input from a panel of health experts,” U.S. News & World Report released a ranking of “the best and worst diets.” The national media immediately picked up the story, and advocates for popular diets that ranked po … (read more)