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Hiking And Camping Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hiking And Camping.

Retreat to Nature for a Quick Mental Kick

Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi...  Read more

Hike Yourself Fit

I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro...  Read more

Throw a Fitness Party!

I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  Read more

Ladies - Bathrooms on Long Hikes?
Updated 7/21/2014 12:30:38 PM

I've been taking extra long hikes (for me) about once a week now, and I'm prone to migraines when I get dehydrated so I'm always sure to bring a few huge bottles of water. So... my problem... I ALWAYS end up having to pee really really badly by...  Read more

Hiking
Updated 7/21/2014 3:10:38 AM

I went for a hike today. The trail is considered moderately difficult. I only did part of the trail today since I had to meet a few people. So, I did 4.57 miles in 1 hour and 58 minutes (119 minutes) and the climb (or elevation change) was 872 feet....  Read more

what IS cross country hiking??
Updated 7/14/2014 8:35:03 PM

I just went for a 45 minute hike with my kids. there was a lot of hills and uneven terrain. Is that cross country?? I had NO weight on my back (besides a 5 minute piggy back to a 40 pound 3 year old boy :)...  Read more

Achy knees, should I still hike? Other cardio?
Updated 7/8/2014 9:03:12 AM

Hi everyone! I did a really good strength training workout yesterday. I have some typical muscle soreness, but my knees are achy. I was really hoping to do a hike today - at least an hour but maybe more with some elevation gain. I've never ha...  Read more

jog or hike?
Updated 7/9/2014 12:50:04 AM

If I'm jogging up quite a few steep inclines should I classify it as a mileage calculation or as hiking/hill climbing? I ran 3 miles in about 41 minutes, and that's 15 min/mile (which is really slow for me) and I'm upset and want to justify it. haha....  Read more

Inexpensive Fitness Getaways

I take vacations by going tent camping 1-2 nights at a time, 4-5 times per season. Hauling all the gear out to my car, setting up camp, & doing chores that I don't do at home such as hauling water and firewood, cooking over the fire, or taking a hike...  Read more

Boot Camp

Doing a vigorous boot camp with a great instructor works wonders especially when he also understands nutrition224...  Read more

Starfleet Boot Camp

A group for science fiction, and Star Trek fans who want to shape up, slim down, and become the healthiest lifeforms in the galaxy!...  Read more

Lyme Disease Awareness

Now that school is out for most kids across the country, families are making the trek to the great outdoors to soak up some fun and sun. Camping and hiking top may family's lists for their summer vacations. However, with these activities comes the ri...  Read more

Are You Fit Enough for Life's Grand Adventures?

Last week, I went on the vacation of a lifetime. I traveled out west and spent six days hiking and camping in one of the most awe-inspiring landmarks in the United States: the Grand Canyon. With three friends, borrowed gear, and a lot of trepidation,...  Read more

More hiking, no camping (photos)

I had reservation up north by Fort Collins for camping this weekend. Who knew it was in a canyon and said canyon frequently floods and had mudslides... Alas after 1.5 hours in the car were were turned around to head on back home. We did have the...  Read more