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
If you haven’t been to a park lately, you should make plans for this weekend. It’s probably closer than you think and has more to offer than you could imagine, your very own exercise treasure chest.
Parks come in all different... 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.
According to recent research,... Read more
Kiki (username YANKYKITTEN) joined SparkPeople in 2007 at 189 pounds and 46% body fat. She credits walking for her 47-pound weight loss and reduction to 30% body fat a year later. Find out how walking helped her drop the pounds, mentally focus during... 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
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
This would be mine, although it might have too much sugar in it to eat regularly:
....golden raisins (I loath dark raisins)
....craisins (dried cranberries)
....dried blue berries
....dark chocolate chips
....peanut butter chips
....pepit... 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
Triggered by a recent thread on being chased by dogs. I think it's worthy of it's own thread.
Seriously. Dog owners. Pay attention here. If you take your dog for a walk on a walking/running/cycling trail...SHARE THE TRAIL I'm more than willing... Read more
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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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
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
These are actually very close to the house. We thought we had better go explore them before the next winter storm hits. After about a 15 minute drive we arrived at what used to be our local fire tower.
This is the view back down the road.
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