Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
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
If you’re not comfortable with talking to loved ones about the touchy subjects of health and weight loss, you can still help them lead healthier lives by practicing “random acts of fitness.” There are dozens of small things you can... Read more
For most of us, work is a fact of life. Whether your paycheck helps care for a family, a home, tuition, or simply what you need to stay alive, we spend a large percentage of our waking hours doing some kind of work.
According to recent research,... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
Loads of reasons for this - dietary, clothing, as well as medical. He needs a medical to see if there is something going on. I would never consider it a relationship breaker. That's shallow. I always took into account the person as a whole.... Read more
I went to the mall and tried on new clothes, shirts I can now wear a large instead of extra large, and pants I went from 38 to 34, i havent worn 34 since I was 14. So as of today I'm officially smaller than I've ever been in my adult life #stoked... Read more
Went clothes shopping for the first time since starting my weight loss journey. In the past, I'd try clothes on then have to put them back because they were too tight. Today, I had to put back the clothes I tried on because they were too big. Yay!... Read more
I took the Spark advice and drew a poster of different reasons why I want to get fit. There's a stick figure me hiking up a mountain, watering flowers, standing next to a rack of pretty clothes, etc. I see it every day and remember why I am doing thi... Read more
First you need the right hiking shoes and socks. This is essential to successful hiking. I paid a pretty penny and got a good pair of ankle guard hiking shoes with wick resistant socks. This keeps my feet dry and protected from the elements and ke... Read more
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
It was my five-days-without-a-shower (TMI?) trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon that taught me about the amazing properties of wool. Most of us think of wool as the fabric for our winter sweaters or hats, but as I shopped at outdoor and campi... Read more
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