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
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... 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
Here at SparkPeople, we're committed to helping everyone embrace healthy, active lifestyles, regardless of fitness level, capability or gender. That said, there are times when certain groups of people face unique challenges. In that spirit, we... 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
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
Want a sense of an accomplishment? Hike. Locate a hill nearby, climb to the top. Get the reward of beautiful scenery when you get there. And to boot, it burns a crazy amount of calories.248... 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
Happy fall, everyone! While it's still 92 degrees and humid here in Cincinnati, this weekend will mark the unofficial start of fall. Bring on the corduroy and boots, warm soups, and hikes through the leaves.
Chef Meg and I are cooking up (ha, ha)... Read more
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