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carrying furniture on the PCT?

Kolby Kirk is quoted. So this must be true. :-) … due to the recent success of the book and movie “Wild”, many hikers have expressed fears that the trail will become overcrowded with Oprah Winfrey fans wearing enormous backpacks … Continue reading ?

trauma-sensitive yoga & transformation: interview with nicole emily marcia

Yoga teacher & therapist Nicole Emily Marcia on the power of trauma-sensitive yoga in overcoming our stories. Catch her at the Victoria Yoga Conference.

Book Review: Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

I get tremendous personal satisfaction from learning, practicing, and using my outdoor skills when I go hiking, and it’s become an integral part of every day hike or backpacking trip I take. But there are so many outdoor skills that I am unfamiliar with covered in Mors Kochanski’s classic “Bushcraft”, that I could easily spend […]            

Visited the rec center again for running/walking and swimming

My wife swam on her "noodle" for an hour, and I ran/walked for 50 minutes and rode the Expresso bike for 20 minutes. Her knee is feeling much better.

5 Quick Tips to Ensure a Good Run

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Even if you head on a run with the right attitude, sometimes it's easy to get in your own way. And you may not even realize you're doing something that's harming your workout. For new runners that can't seem to get into the swing ofShow More Summary

4 Simple Tricks to Becoming a Great Hill Runner

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Become a better hill runner with these simple tips - Women's Running 30 healthy foods that could wreck your diet (and how not to let them) - Health Skip the gym for this 15-minute workout routine at home - Shape How to get there andShow More Summary

The Best Foods For Weight Loss

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping pounds isn't about depriving yourself - it's about choosing the right foods that satisfy without the calories. Show More Summary

Be So Busy Loving Your Life That You Have No Time For Hate, Regret Or Fear

I found this motivational poster on Your Weight Is Over. I really liked the idea. It reads: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear. This has been, hands-down, the BEST way to feel better about myself. There are things in my life that I want to [...]

Thirsty (for knowledge) Thursday: Foam Rolling Advice

I recently came across this article that lists the 5 biggest mistakes people make when foam rolling. This was written by Chris Howard, who's a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. I'm not ready to take this as ABSOLUTE FACT, but he's got some interesting points. Show More Summary

1 Batch of Slow-Cooker Chicken Carnitas and You've Got Healthy Meals For a Week

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on According to Elle and written by Elle Penner, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. It's no secret that my love for Mexican and slow cookers runs deep. Combine the two and well, you can just imagine how excited I am about what's happening here. Show More Summary

Strava's "Run With Us" Video Will Get You Pumped!

Strava's latest video project has some jaw-dropping footage of runners from all over the world, featuring athletes Kilian Jornet, Kara Goucher, Alex Ho, Matt Ashworth, Monica Squitieri, Ashley Relf, Kelsey Clausen, Ian Curtis, Chris Douglas, and Kristin and Luis Pena. Check it out!

Why Being Plain Is Perfect

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you're looking to lose weight or watch your sugar intake, it's time to embrace your inner plain Jane. According to dietician Julie Upton, MS, RD of Appetite For Health, nondairy yogurt and milk labelled as "plain" or "original" tend to be lower in sugar than other varieties available. Show More Summary

Your 30-Minute Fat-Fry Fusion Workout

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Today's Get Fit 2015 Challenge workout mixes jump rope with strength training to boost your metabolism and maximize your calorie-burning potential. If you don't have a jump rope, fake it and simply jump (or run) in place. This is a 30-minute...Show More Summary

This Pole-Dancing Extraordinaire Proves That One Size Does Not Fit All

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Twenty-seven-year-old Emma Haslem might not be exactly what you'd expect from a pole-dancing expert. This plus-sized Britain's Got Talent contestant hit the stage with the message that pole fitness is "not [just] for the usual sizes"...Show More Summary

Raffle: ENTER to WIN a FREE Nemo Astro Air Lite 20R Sleeping Pad

Lightweight and simple, the NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R sleeping pad offers a plush 3” thickness, with horizontal baffles for maximum comfort. This elegant and lightweight inflatable pad also features and a raised baffle at the head end which can be used as a built-in pillow. Weighing just 14.3 ounces (14.7) with a stuff sack, the […]            

Can You Let Go More?

This morning was just like most mornings -- I came into Seated Forward Bend feeling a tug in my hamstrings before my muscles released. I didn't go all that deep at first. Then some time passed and I felt my...

18 Moves to Tone Your Butt, Thighs, and Legs

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Tone your butt, thighs, and legs with these 18 moves - Health Your definitive cheat sheet for all those nutrition terms - Real Simple 11 thoughts every woman has after crushing a workout - Women's Health 12 satisfying, guilt-free treats...Show More Summary

Bob Harper's Easy Tip For Crushing Your Next Workout

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Our friends at Self share a training secret, courtesy of The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, that will really kick your workout up a notch. Sometimes the most basic tips are the ones that will actually work best. That's why we love...Show More Summary

This Video Will Inspire You Way More Than Any Motivational Gym Poster Can

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

"This girl can" sweat like a pig during Zumba. "This girl can" feel sexy with a bright red post-workout face. "This girl can" love her body, no matter what anybody tells her. This Girl Can, a UK-based campaign designed to help women overcome judgment that can prevent them from exercising, celebrates everything we love about fitness. Show More Summary

The Trick That Will Keep Your Thighs From Chafing

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The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls, a blog created by Erin and Jenn W., who are part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. I've said it before, and I'm quite certain I'll mention it again: I struggle with my thighs rubbing. Show More Summary

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