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Trailblazers: Gina Bégin of the Outdoor Women’s Alliance

18 minutes agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

Trailblazer: Gina Bégin Location: West Kootenay region of B.C., Canada Trailblazing Role: Founder, Outdoor Women’s Alliance I’m A Modern Hiker Because: I recognize the gifts the outdoors has given me and I want to share those gifts with others. Show More Summary

14 things I learned from going on a winter campout shakedown

A few weeks ago I went on a winter campout in the NY Catskills with a bunch of my dad’s friends and their kids. I’d never gone camping in the winter before so I thought it’d be a great way to test out my gear. I mean, if I can survive subfreezing temperatures with my gear then I should be fine with cold weather on the trail. Show More Summary

Livin’ the dream

Sweaty, tired, and out of breath, Everytime Shark Bite (formerly Imagine, his blisters peeled and it looks like a shark got ahold of his foot!) is asked how he’s doing “oh I’m just livin’ the dream” is his answer. And I have to agree...Show More Summary

The Spring Superfoods a Holistic Health Practitioner Wants You to Eat

Fresh, seasonal, and super - these Spring superfoods may seem ordinary but are anything but. Loaded with antioxidants, immune-supporting nutrients, and even supporting in weight loss, look to nature to dictate what you should be eating right now! Related: 50 of Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes

The Biggest Losers's Bob Harper Suffers Major Heart Attack

2 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Trainer and The Biggest Loser host Bob Harper recently suffered a major heart attack, leaving him unconscious for two days. A recovering Harper told TMZ he was working out in a gym in New York City when he collapsed. "A doctor who also was in the gym performed CPR on him," ABC News reported. Show More Summary

The Current State of Affairs

Hello all! No, I have not dropped off the face of the Earth, although I can understand if that’s what everyone thinks. As I am sure you are all aware, hiking the AT is actually expensive. Who knew we’d pay so much money to live like hobos? Rest assured, I am still very much alive, despite the unreasonably long time in between blogs. Show More Summary

Out There: Find Your Yoga Soundtrack at Treefort Music Festival

3 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Boise’s Treefort Music Fest combines the vibrancy of a music festival with the ultimate communal yoga experience for a spirit-lifting and -enlightening weekend. The post Out There: Find Your Yoga Soundtrack at Treefort Music Festival appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Why Going Walkabout Isn’t as Crazy as it Sounds

To Go Walkabout Walkabout, is an Australian Aboriginal rite of passage for a person in their youth to transfer into adulthood.  It is a spiritual journey that one takes through the bush of the Australian Outback.  As a result, the young person grows closer with his/her cultural heritage. Show More Summary

Michael Ferrara Lost 70 pounds: “Never believe that you’re too old to lose weight”

Michael Ferrara is 46 and currently weighs 230 pounds. This is the story of his weight-loss journey.

Involuntary urinary incontinence can discourage sufferers from exercise

Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise, research shows. Involuntary urinary incontinence symptoms can discourage sufferers from partaking in exercise. However, exercise can ease symptoms by, for example, reducing obesity – as obesity increases pressure on the urethra – and strengthening pelvic floor muscles.

White Mountain Kid

How Did I Get Here? The Appalachian trail was just a thought in 2012, I only knew it existed. Some of my good friends from home and I had some interest in Visiting and hiking the White Mountains. We'd stay at the cabin (Thunderbird Lodge) my grandparents built back in the 70's with the help of their two kids (Uncle Pete and Dad) in Tamworth, NH. Show More Summary

ANOTHER GOOD WEEK! (And a snowstorm that wasn't)

Now I've had back-to-back weeks that consisted of 3 runs, 2 swims, and 2 OUTDOOR rides! Here's what last week looked like: In last week's post about my good week of workouts, I noted we were supposed to get a big blizzard shortly, and that all my February outdoor tri-bike rides would be ending for a while. Show More Summary

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Person Tent Review

14 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 is the latest generation of ultralight Fly Creek line of tents, boasting increased interior volume by using a steeper door and side walls. How significant is the change and what other improvements have been made to this backpacker favorite? Gear Weight vs Comfort Tradeoffs The Big Agnes …

Controversial test could be leading to unnecessary open heart operations

An approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m, research has suggested.

Some Final Thoughts Before I Start

Well…Here I am the night before I head down to Georgia. I am so nervous I could puke and I am so excited I could explode. I suppose that is how I should feel before leaving my friends, family, and the comfort of a clean toilet to goShow More Summary

Meditation: The saving grace

Meditation: The saving grace The post Meditation: The saving grace appeared first on, Health News, News, Health Magazine, Health in Natural ways, Holistic Health, Yoga, Ayurveda.

Hi, My Name is Mismatch and I’m a Long Distance Backpacker

A brief summary of my thru-hiking career and my decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The post Hi, My Name is Mismatch and I’m a Long Distance Backpacker appeared first on The Trek.

Going Ultralight – The Struggle is Real

Yesterday, I discussed the evolution of my gear over the last 20 years of casual hiking and camping.  Check it out! I never thought I would care so much about 10 pounds. Let’s be clear.  I care because it is a cool goal to set for myself. Show More Summary

Sculpt and Tone Your Booty and Abs With Our No-Equipment 10-Minute Workout

20 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

These trainer-favorite moves are going to totally rock your core and burn those booty muscles. There are five ab exercises from Barry's Bootcamp trainer Erica Stenz and five booty exercises from Equinox trainer Caroline Jordan; you're...Show More Summary

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