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
Hiking is a fun cardiovascular workout, burning 350 to 400 calories an hour while providing beautiful scenery and a chance to escape the city. But did you know it's as good for your four-legged companion as it is for you? Most dogs will happily a... Read more
It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
Exams. Pop quizzes. Homework. School can be a pain in the neck, figuratively. But if school is literally causing problems for your neck or back, your backpack may be to blame. Believe it or not, overloaded and poorly-positioned backpacks can actually... Read more
It's freezing cold outside, it’s dark when you get home, and you're still recovering from those extra holiday calories you put away over the last couple weeks. That’s a pretty good excuse to sit inside by the fire, snuggle up... Read more
I enjoy hiking and go whenever I have the chance. I went for a hike yesterday. I couldn't track the distance and time on my phone (using MapMyRun) since I was in an area where I didn't get any reception. I have hiked the trail before and know that it... Read more
I have started to pack my lunch for work everyday. I like to make a salad, sandwich, or wrap in the morning with plenty of protein and veggies and have little snacks packed like nuts & raisins, crackers, veggies, fruit to have throughout the day.
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Sunday last, my husband and I decided to take a drive to the top of the Pinal Mts. This is 7000 feet. Once there we decided to take a small hike and then walk the ridge road. Our "small" hike turned into an hour long hike in which we thought we wer... Read more
I am a fairly short lady. I have been tracking my hike in the tracker today and it calculates almost 800 calories burned on a 2 hour hike. (Granted we ended up hiking for closer to 3 hours. I pre-tracked and could not get myself to add to it af... Read more
I have started hiking up hills everyday. I have lost significant weight so I decided to put 20 lbs in a back pack and wear it while hiking. I find this keeps me increasing my cardio as well as burning more calories. The added benefit is that every... Read more
About six months ago, I moved from downtown Cincinnati to the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. I went from going out my front door and hitting the hot new restaurants to going out my front door and hitting the hiking trails. I've always... Read more
Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen.... Read more
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