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
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
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
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
I'm loving my weekly hikes with my husband!! Usually we switch on who carries baby but this time I was carrying water for us, our 2 older kids and 2 friends who tagged along... Well one did the other we made her come lol she's not happy!... Read more
First hike this season on Saturday. Did 6.5 miles with over 600 feet elevation gain. Those 50 lbs that I no longer carry made a huge difference. Can't imagine how much better when another 50 is gone.... Read more
I developed a strong "exercise buddy" friendship with a person I met in a strength training class. Beyond our class, we do 3 1 hour sessions of hilly aggressive walking each week. Then we got the idea to use one day/wk for pot luck: kayak, bike r... Read more
This year, let’s do Mother’s Day the healthy way. We love delicious, leisurely brunches just as much as the next person, but how did long lines and too many pancakes become the best way to honor all that mom does? Why not show mom you lov... Read more
Wearing the right shoes while exercising can mean the difference between a comfortable workout, and one filled with pain, or worse-injury. With thousands of workout shoes on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? By answering a few s... Read more
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