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Here's the easiest way to undo the harms of sitting all day

Sitting all day is terrible for you. So terrible, studies have found, that regular exercise isn't...

Great Hikes: Mount Morgan and Mount Percival Loop

Mount Morgan (2220?) and Mount Percival (2212?) overlook Squam Lake in southern New Hampshire on the southern border of the White Mountain National Forest. These two small mountains make a popular loop hike, great for kids, with good scrambles and expansive views. Save this one for a sunny day and you won’t be disappointed. There are […]            

2 more miles in hot weather

I ran this morning and did 2 miles, using the 80:60 ratio. I didn't carry water even though it was hot. I stopped to rest briefly for a minute or so, mostly to recover from the heat. The shade temperature was in the 80s, probably in the 90s in the sun. Because I was out in the morning, there was some shade on the path. I saw quite a few people on the path, mostly cyclists.

Lazy days of summer

I'm probably not the only one surprised that the summer solstice has already come and gone. It's been a quiet start to the season for me, with no big adventures or races planned anytime soon, the whole gimpy hand thing, and a disconcerting decline in my running fitness — possibly due to allergies, asthma, or just falling out of shape... Show More Summary

Red, White, and Blue Chia Puddings: Paleo-Perfect Holiday Treats

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Paleo blogger and cookbook author Cassy Joy Garcia takes the Fourth of July very seriously - she's a Texan, after all! Related Stories: Healthy Taco Tuesday Inspiration From a Paleo Expert She created these festive chia puddings as a tasty party treat for holiday celebrations. Show More Summary

6 Energizing Foods to Keep You Alert All Day Long

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Turning to sugar and caffeine as your source of energy can damage your adrenal glands (and your body's natural ability to give you energy), and typically always results in a crash. While you don't necessarily need to skip coffee, ifShow More Summary

I Tried Kegel Weightlifting With Etsy Eggs and Burned My Vagina

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Learn about one woman's experience trying kegel weightlifting from our friends at YourTango. Image Source: Shutterstock Just when you thought you had your weight training down, enter your vagina. I decided it would be a good idea toShow More Summary

Low-Carb Diets Actually Work (and Are Good For You), Study Says

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

In the ongoing debate on whether fat is the enemy of waistlines and healthy hearts, an in-depth study may have the answer: if you want to lose weight and be healthier, opt for a low-carb diet over a low-fat one. Related Stories: This...Show More Summary

The Pull-Up Workout That Nearly Killed Me

Pushing yourself during a workout at times can be exactly what you need, but what happens when you go too far? Our friends at Shape have shared one woman's story of a workout gone wrong that resulted in scary consequences. I work out, I'd say, four or five days a week at least. Show More Summary

Expert Advice on How to Get Out of a Workout Slump

Even the fittest of athletes can go through a slump. If you find yourself in a rut, feeling particularly unmotivated, there could be a few key contributors. We got the scoop from Bridget Hearon, PhD, assistant professor of psychology...Show More Summary

This Hearty Turmeric Lentil Stew Is the Health-Packed Vegetarian Meal of Your Dreams

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following recipe for Turmeric Lentil Stew was originally featured on Running to the Kitchen and written by Gina Matsoukas, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. Fourteen years ago, I found myself in sketchiest of all hotels I've ever stayed at in my life in Marrakech, Morocco. Show More Summary

Walking into the Northeast

Today as I pulled myself up the rocky crest of the ridge dividing New Jersey and New York, I could see a faint yet vast stretch of skyscrapers in the distance. It’s kind of hard to wrap my mind around. I’ve now walked from Georgia to the point where I can actually stare at my...

This Woman Set a Goal of Finding Happiness, Lost 4 Wedding Dress Sizes in the Process

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

We first discovered Cait's stunning transformation photos on the TIU community pages. From there, we saw her Instagram, in which you can see a day in the life of Cait - her workouts, healthy eats, and happy, healthy lifestyle. But we...Show More Summary

ParkWatchReport App Helps Hikers Report Trail Vandalism

Graffiti and vandalism in public lands — you may have read a few things about it on this very site on occasion. All too often, though, the follow up to stories of vandals defacing our favorite trails and parks is the eternally asked question, “but what can we do?!” Many times, hikers who want to donate…

My 1st Week Back: Mile 1409.0 – 1498.7

Trail names, burgers, bears and dog-friendly places!...

The Latest Trend in Healthy Drinks Aids in Digestion, Ends Constipation, and May Even Lower Blood Sugar

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Allow me to take some attention off apple cider vinegar for a moment, and shed light on another drink that's been popping in conversations and is even included in some of our favorite cold-pressed juice blends: aloe vera. As a topical...Show More Summary

The Latest Fitbit Update Will Get You 1 Step Closer to Your Weight-Loss Goals

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Knowing the optimal time to go to sleep is difficult to predict, considering everyone has a different sleep schedule. Some people need a solid eight hours; others can be productive during the day with six. Fitbit's most recent update...Show More Summary

The Rumors are True

Not everyone makes their thru hike all the way to Canada, some make it a few hundred miles, some a section, some half of the trail. Everyone's hike is their own but some fall short of their original goal and that's fine. But when they said you'd be depressed when you rejoined society, they weren't lying. Show More Summary

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