Entries by Jackie Shelton

The Science Behind Your Metabolism

Endurance athletes have a number of challenges when preparing for competition. There is the sheer volume of training hours required for a four to six-hour event, but also how to manage intensity and fueling during workouts. Not surprisingly, performance is directly related to how well athletes understand their bodies’ metabolism and fueling needs, during training […]

Prepare for Donner Lake Triathlon

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the 35th Donner Lake Triathlon, held in Truckee, Calif., July 23-24, 2016.  The event features an epic setting, a beautiful and challenging course and is located very near Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. 2016 also marks the 6th annual Donner […]

Running is a Whole Body Sport

Interest in running recreationally and competitively is experiencing a meteoric rise.  The starting place for many interested in becoming a more serious runner is often a shoe store. Budding runners will invest in a new pair of running shoes believing the shoes will improve performance and prevent injury. Purchasing shoes sometimes includes a “gait analysis” […]

Prepare for Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs, taking place July 16, 2016. The 55K, 50M and 100M races will will be run on single-track trails and dirt roads within Spooner State Park and on the Tahoe Rim Trail located within the […]

Prepare for XTERRA Tahoe City

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the XTERRA Tahoe City races, which celebrate the natural environment of Lake Tahoe’s excellent terrain, trails and blue water. Both the XTERRA Tahoe City and the XTERRA Lake Tahoe are qualifying races for the XTERRA USA Championship. The first Silver Sage clinic will be […]

Prepare for Carson City Off-Road

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help cyclists prepare for the Carson City Off-Road, presented by Epic Rides. Joining April’s Whiskey Off-Road in Prescott, Ariz., and May’s Grand Junction Off-Road in Grand Junction, Colo., the Carson City Off-Road is scheduled for June 17-19. The race will feature three graduated distance […]

Helping Your Bike Fit Your Body

  As the weather gets warmer, the snow on the mountains begins to melt and days get longer, it’s time to get the bike out of the garage. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the world of cycling, or you’re already an experienced rider, a professional bike fit may be the key to a more […]

Silver Sage Donates More than $100,000 to Environmental Groups

Reno, NV (March 28, 2016) –Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine has donated more than $100,000 to area environmental groups since January 2007, through its membership in 1% For the Planet. By participating in the 1% For The Planet program, member businesses commit to donate one percent of their sales directly to the sustainability-oriented nonprofit(s) of their […]

Check your sources

by Dr. Andrew Pasternak One of my friends recently posted an article about the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine.  When I clicked on the link, it took me to a fairly official looking webpage from a “college of physicians” with possible safety warnings.  I was somewhat shocked, since I hadn’t seen any other research or […]