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 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
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
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.
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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
If you search the word "hiking" in our fitness log, you'll see an entry for "Hiking: climbing hills (carrying 10-20 lb load)". I know you carried more; but, this would give you a pretty good estimate.
Keep up the good work!
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Every Saturday I find a new hiking trail and take my daughter with me. That way we can have some mommy and daughter time as well as exercise and every couple of weeks I raise the steaks of the hike to challenge ourselves. 306... Read more
If hiking trails are available in your area, give it a try. Maintaining your balance with a backpack (for me it's a Camelbak with water, snacks and camera) while traveling across uneven terrain is a great calorie! The views are great also.... Read more
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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
That is the link to these trails, you can pick one for a virtual hike/jog/run. Check it out.
Camino FrancÚs 566.5 miles
Chemin Le Puy 458.6 miles
Crater Lake Trail 36.0 miles
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I am very fortunate to live in a city that has a park with an extensive system of hiking and biking trails. There are trails for everyone, a nice walking trail around a pond with a very well maintained main path and advanced trails with lots of rock... Read more
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