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Hiking Footwear Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hiking Footwear.

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Green Fitness Gear

Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr...  Read more

10 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers

At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima...  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

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On

Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. B...  Read more

Yesterday's hike was more than I thought. I had a
Updated 4/13/2015 6:37:38 AM

Yesterday's hike was more than I thought. I had a destination in mind for my round trip walk but didn't measure before, was shooting for 13, got 19.3...oops? :) luckily I feel fine today afterwards....  Read more

I would like a walking/ hiking buddy in Amador cou
Updated 4/6/2015 2:26:13 PM

I would like a walking/ hiking buddy in Amador county CA. Walks from 2-6 miles to start :)...  Read more

Hoping for a 11-12 mile hike tomorrow, pending wea
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Hoping for a 11-12 mile hike tomorrow, pending weather...we may get some snow (@#$%(@&%(@#%!) tonight...and if the trails are snowy that cancels that...fell 2 years ago on snow and needed knee surgery, not risking that again!...  Read more

Hiking Vaca Food Ideas?
Updated 3/30/2015 8:32:12 PM

Will be doing day hikes in the Smokie Mountains with my husband and two teenage sons. We will be staying in a cabin with a full kitchen. Would really like some healthy meal ideas that are quick after returning from a full day of hiking. This is ou...  Read more

first hike of the year! I climbed two mountains! L
Updated 3/21/2015 9:13:26 PM

first hike of the year! I climbed two mountains! Literally: I had to use a rope to get me up one, it was so steep! So sore right now!...  Read more

Prevent Wet Phone & Pedometer

Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric...  Read more

Letting Go of your "PERFECT" Woman fallacy

I almost derailed myself until I turned and told my "PERFECT WOMAN" to take a hike and don't ever come back into my life again!213...  Read more

Let's go Hiking

People who want to get out into nature and explore the world through hiking, backpacking, walking, biking, or anything else that helps us get in touch with nature and achieve our goals....  Read more

Flip-Flops May Not Be So Bad After All

Last spring I wrote a blog about my obsession with my beloved flip-flops. With the exception of a few months during the winter, flip-flops are my primary spring, summer and fall shoe staple. I wear them almost every day, the only exception is when I...  Read more

Poll: 5 Footwear Trends for 2011, Which One(s) Have You Tried?

Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b...  Read more