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
Hiking isn’t just a great way to get fit: For many, it’s a way to reconnect with nature, reap the health benefits of the great outdoors and even embark on a spiritual journey. Given the diversity of our country’s terrain--from the h... Read more
I went for an awesome hike yesterday, but overdid it a little bit and am more sore than I expected today. Hike went up a pleasant 1,500', but then down 3000', and it's definitely downhill soreness for me today. My legs are sore, but the most irritati... Read more
I done enough hiking today to burn off 1408 calories. I am proud of myself to have the willpower to get up everyday and walk to keep burning more and more. But i have to give thanks to my husband for pushing me everyday.... Read more
Got my walk in while taking a hike through Native American ruins. Awesome! Vacation for history buffs! Met a WWII vet and got to visit with him for a while. I want to be healthy enough to visit national parks when I am his age!... 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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