One of the biggest revelations I had while hiking in Minnewaska State Park yesterday was that I was no longer in Minnewaska State Park. That was fun! But seriously: I broke some cardinal rules of hiking safety and I got lost. Like, off the map lost. I’m here, I’m okay, and I thankfully packed out as many friends as I packed in, but while I was contemplating the possibility of death by cold/starvation/animal attacks, I had some revelations about what got me to a weird path in the woods with only half of my hiking party. Here’s what I learned More
Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, which means you still have time to celebrate an entire day of all things Papa. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, so instead of combing the biography section of the bookstore and getting him the same grill set you’ve been buying him every year, why not show the most important man in your life how much you care by spending some quality time with him? There are plenty of activities you can enjoy with your family that will not only be more fun than a book; they’ll boost Dad’s health (and yours, too). More
I probably don’t need to tell you why outdoor exercise is a good thing, but in case you need a refresher: It gets your heart pumping (go cardiovascular health), it gets you out in the fresh air (gotta love that oxygen), and spending time outdoors has been proven to improve happiness (Bob Ross was onto something with his “happy trees”). But it’s not just good for you, it’s good for the planet, too. Obviously, running in the park uses less electricity than running on treadmill or going to the gym, but a recent story in GOOD about Laird Hamilton’s ocean conservation serves as a good reminder: Working out outdoors makes you more aware of the environment, too. More
Keywords in Ivanka Trump’s twitter feed are: shoes, hotel, vacation, party, dinner, and — surprisingly — hiking. A recent roundup of healthy tweets from Vital Juice tipped us off that the heiress and socialite is into more than just partying at her Dad’s hotel, and launching her own line of heels: She’s also into outdoor sports and, unless she’s lying in the captions of her twit pics, she’s actually logging a lot more miles outside than we are these days: The photo above was taken during her last 20k hike (that’s almost the length of a marathon).
Want to Start Biking? Check out these tips on how to get riding safely. (via That’s Fit)
Aren’t these the cutest roller skates you’ve ever seen? I just got them for my four-year-old after I caught him “skating” around on one foot using a toy truck. The size is adjustable and go on over the shoes. There … More