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Cheri Rifkin

Cheri Rifkin has been involved in the natural products, sports nutrition and fitness industry for over 25 years. She is a wife and mother of two active teenagers, a PSIA Certified Ski and Spinning® instructor and leads an Iron Horse Bicycle Classic cycling program in the mountains of Colorado. Over the years, she has participated in ski racing, triathlon, cycling races, half marathons and off-road running races. She is passionate about making healthy choices for her family and realizes how vital it is to be diligent in her efforts to be healthy and fit.

How To Pick Out A Good Pair of Sunglasses

“My Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”! That 80’s group could have also sung “My Eyes Are So Important, I Gotta Wear Shades”!  The truth is that everyone should wear shades when outside in bright light. They help protect our eyes against allergens, dust, dirt and the occasional flying object like rocks or bugs while engaging in exercise such …

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Cleansing and the Athlete

The stress placed on your body during the training and racing season can be very damaging.  An increase in the production of free radicals and the over consumption of processed foods, (even energy bars and fuels), can lead to muscle and cell damage, injuries, digestive problems, poor performance, and a lack of energy. Quality nutrition is just as essential as …

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Tips to Reduce The Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

Unfortunately, reports show that this year could be a tough one for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.  You know the symptoms; sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.  Typically, I don’t have to deal with allergies until the farmers begin to cut hay in the fall but experts say this year may be worse than ever.  Allergens flood …

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Spring Fever: Stay Focused On Your Health This Season

There has certainly been a strange weather pattern across the United States this winter.  Record cold, snow, and ice has permeated the Midwest, east coast, and the deep south.  Drought continues in California during the typical rainy months, and here in southwest Colorado, it has been mostly warm and dry.  In fact, there is no snow on the ground here …

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All You Need Is Love…And A Little Chocolate

Last night was a great night for television with the family.  I don’t often say that but between watching the Olympic Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle, Men’s Downhill Skiing and the Beatles Tribute with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, it made for exciting TV.  As guest artists performed their music, I was reminded of another one of their songs in a …

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