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on your next hiking excursion

In the build-up to any major activity, sports scientists recommend giving your body the right nutrients beforehand so your body can reach its full potential. Although most people do not have direct access to a sports scientist for a curated diet, the next best thing you can do for yourself is follow the same general principles that elite athletes use in their fueling process. By keeping the strategy simple, it’s easy to stick to and easy to adapt as challenges come.

 Fuel adequately

It can be very easy to get caught up counting calories and nutrients, and then become discouraged when you get off track. Instead, focus on a basic number of total calories per hour. Generally, a target consumption of 100-200 calories per hour of exercise is great. Here is an estimate of consumables to reach that goal:

0.5-1.0 L of sports drink

0.5 - 1 energy bar

1-2 energy gel packets


Remember that refueling is key

The most important time to for fueling is immediately (30-60 minutes) after exercise. Your body will need that food to recover from the exercise it was put through, and to build up the extra strength it is working towards. Your post- exercise fuel should include the following three components:

Carbohydrates - 200-400 calories - sports drink, energy bar, etc Protein - 15 grams - PB&J sandwich, yogurt cup, chocolate milk etc Fluids - 1-1.5 L - water with electrolytes or sports drink


Think smaller, more frequent intakes

This last tip may sound counter intuitive, but from our research, this strategy will provide the most bang for your buck. Not only for the results you will see after the fact, but also along the way, this outlook will make your activities easier for you to overcome.

Pro Tip:

Moose Voyage’s Hiking pants fit a cell phone, a few bites of food, and a small pack of fluid and are incredibly comfortable and convenient for hikers. Check one out before your next outdoor activity session!

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Skiing VS Snowboarding – What are the main differences?

Skiing VS Snowboarding – What are the main differences?

Skiing VS Snowboarding – What are the main differences?


Generally, skiing can be easier to pick up as your feet are separated and they will face forwards down the slope, which will feel more natural. By contrast, on a snowboard both feet are clipped into the board and you will face side on to the slope, which will feel unnatural to a lot of people.


Let’s take a look at some of the key differences.


Body Position


Skiing can be much easier to get used to as both legs move independently, and you travel with your body facing the same way as your feet. Facing forwards also gives you a much better view of the slope ahead of you than a snowboarder.



Having both feet attached to a single board can be unsettling at first and takes some time getting used, to especially when you factor in your feet are not facing the direction you are moving.  Don’t forget - you won’t be facing the slope, which can make it difficult to stay aware of your surroundings. 



Although lifts can be daunting for a beginner, skis don’t need to be unclipped on a lift and facing forward will make the experience a lot more comfortable than on a snowboard.



Ski lifts can be a challenge for boarders as they need to ride with one foot unclipped. They also don’t have ski poles to help them move on and off the lift and must learn to ride off with one foot removed from the board.



Aside from boots, the same clothing can generally be worn for skiing and snowboarding.

Layer.  Layer.  Layer.  You’ll need a baselayer, and jacket which protect you from the elements, a pair of snow pantsgloves and some warm ski socks. If you are heading to the slopes for the first time or have years of experience on the slopes you can get the best clothing from Moose Voyage that will keep you warm and dry.

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