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Starting on the Snowy, Smoky Mountains

3/16 (Day 19) JAM and I were up bright and early to get the first shuttle out of the hotel. Grievance was getting a rental car to go to Knoxville so he slept in. Out in the common area 30 minutes before the first shuttle, there were already eager hikers waiting. Show More Summary

Finding Our Rhythm

Just Another Day This morning a young meteorologist claims it is supposed to start raining at noon and continue nonstop for 12 hours.  This camp is unusually lively compared to our previous mornings.  Instead of individual groups going...Show More Summary

Whitney Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life Joins The Fitness Marshall in Awesome Dance

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you've been following My Big Fat Fabulous Life, you'll recognize Whitney Thore, who joined The Fitness Marshall in this throwback dance video to "Yeah!" by Usher (one of our favorite dance anthems) - and if you watched tonight, then you got to see Caleb and crew join her on the show! Caleb told POPSUGAR that the experience on the show was amazing. Show More Summary

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here - With Printables and Everything!

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to create a successful plan that hits all the important points. We're here to help - think of...Show More Summary

2017 Appalachian Trail thru hike Day 4

The trail! It’s always there, day after day, year after year. As I go along the trail I see evidences of maintenance and trail keeping from long ago. The pioneers of the AT were truly rugged individuals. They didn’t have the luxury of going into a town off the trail to re-supply. Show More Summary

TBD…but things are looking good

To Be Determined, but things are looking good for launch. The post TBD…but things are looking good appeared first on The Trek.

If Thoreau Hiked the AT, This Would Be His Practical Advice

enry David Thoreau, the Massachusetts transcendentalist who took to the woods to “front only the essential facts of life,” died sixty years before the idea of the AT was conceived. But his name is ingrained in outdoor culture and his...Show More Summary

OH SHENANDOAH 

Breathtakingly beautiful.  As a result of family obligations we began our hike in Shanendoah. We were so fortunate to do so. The park is beautiful and the vistas are more breathtaking than most we have been fortunate enough to see in past trips. Show More Summary

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Can Take Without Even Leaving the US

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Hiking is an undeniably popular pastime in the US, and with good reason - it's accessible to people of various abilities and fitness levels, it's inexpensive, and best of all, you often don't have to travel far to find a breathtaking hiking spot. Show More Summary

Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Hiking the AT in North Carolina is a roller coaster – literally. So many ups and downs. So many unnecessarily steep ups and downs. Basically, the mountains in North Carolina have kicked my butt and I’m looking forward to completing this state. Show More Summary

Bloated All the Time? Your LaCroix Addiction Might Be to Blame

"I'd rather look five months pregnant than give up my LaCroix!" our Love editor Hilary said when we were explaining bloating and what causes it (and her love for carbonated drinks). There are so many things that cause bloating, and some...Show More Summary

Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

he Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) recently released a campsite reservation system: AT Camp. Through this, hiking groups of up to 10 individuals can now register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail. Groups can plan their overnight excursions, including starting, ending, and midpoint locations. Show More Summary

Why "You Look So Skinny" Is the Worst Compliment You Can Tell Me

Four words. Meant to be an innocuous compliment. Harmless and encouraging. Instead of filling my heart, this phrase sucks it dry. "You look so skinny." I received the comment with a bright smile and an energetic nod, giving thanks and mentioning that I was just trying to be healthy. Show More Summary

Why Drinking This Kind of Tea Could Help Shed Those Last Few Pounds

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The health benefits of tea are vast, including soothing an upset stomach or helping to ease congestion. And while we've heard that matcha or peppermint tea are good teas to try if you're looking to lose weight, there's another tea out there that can help as well: white tea. Show More Summary

Cook Kits

Have you every taken a look at your current cook kit and asked yourself how can I make it lighter? Well I have and this is what I have found out. There are 2 types of ultralight cook kits. The ones that cost an arm and a leg for titanium prefabricated stoves and the ones you make for relatively cheap. Show More Summary

I Let a Trainer Electrocute My Muscles During a Workout, Because Science

So here's the deal: EMS training - electrical muscle stimulation - is massively on the rise in the fitness world. It's huge in Europe, blowing up in New York, and slowly making its way to other major cities; as of now, there's only one approved EMS machine in San Francisco. Show More Summary

4 Great Ways For Runners to Spend the Off-Season

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls, which is part of POPSUGAR Collective. For many runners,"off-season" seems like a swear word... or a punishment. Look, I get it. You want to run all the races. Racing is...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Burn More Calories Doing Bodyweight Exercises

Doing bodyweight exercises as opposed to using machines or equipment is one of the most efficient ways to build muscle and burn fat because these moves challenge your sense of balance and require firing up more muscles at one time, including your core. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Burn More Calories Doing Bodyweight Exercises

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Doing bodyweight exercises as opposed to using machines or equipment is one of the most efficient ways to build muscle and burn fat because these moves challenge your sense of balance and require firing up more muscles at one time, including your core. Show More Summary

Thru-Hiker Approved Base Layers

ase layers are arguably a long-distance hiker’s most versatile piece of clothing. We sleep in them, we hike in them, and since we’re always wearing them, they get washed less than they should. On top of being worn 24/7, these piecesShow More Summary

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