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Celebrities' Favorite Outdoor Workouts

Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jené Luciani for Shape.com Forget the stuffy gym. Mother Nature has so much more to offer! For more on celebrity fitness, click here....

The Benefits Of Outdoor Exercise

Stacy Berman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Spring is a perfect time to escape from the gym so you never have to sit on a sweaty machine again. Exercising outdoors is challenging, saves time, and studies are finding that it can actually make you feel better.

Let Us Now Praise Rake and Broom

Debra Shore | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

I like raking because it gets me outside. I exercise my muscles. I marvel at tufts of rabbit parts half-hidden at the base of a bur oak. (Oooo, wild nature, right here in my yard!)

Working Out Shouldn't Be About Getting A 'Perfect Body'

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

As Eckhart Tolle recommends in "Power Of Now," scan your physical-emotional being and ask, am I happy? I hope the answer is yes. If not, find the workout that gives you that answer.

Pushing Through Brick Walls And Learning Endurance

Michael Boblett | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Boblett

Running is not about winning. It's about finishing.

Heidi Klum Hosts A Fun Summer Run

The Huffington Post | Sara Gaynes | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Heidi Klum started a challenge this summer to run -- outside!-- all over New York City. Last week she hosted one of her early-AM jaunts in Central Par...

Gonna Make You Sweat: Outdoor Workouts In NY

| Jeralyn Gerba | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

If your eyes glaze over at the mention of “gym membership,” think outside -- the box. Back To The Basics If you see men running, jumping, and...

The Spiritual And Emotional Benefits Of Walking

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

I've discovered that walking, in a purposeful and conscious way, is the walking that has the most magical of all benefits, because it connects you to a higher spiritual place, a source of unlimited possibilities.

Exercise Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven't bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking ...

Can a Walking Workout Really Be as Good or Better than Running?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jill S. Brown

Nordic Walking hasn't really caught on in the U.S. yet although I hear it's huge in Europe. There are so many benefits to the sport.

How (And Why) City Mayors Should Promote Play

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

Play is under attack, and its enemies are wide-ranging. The good news is that the fight to save play can be advanced on many fronts, from federal prog...

The Absurdity of Modern Exercise

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Ever wonder why many of us hire people to exercise for us as gardeners, house cleaners, etc., while we pay other folks big bucks to pound up and down on their indoor machines?

PHOTOS: Getting Fit One Step At A Time: LA's Best Local Stair Climbs

LA Mag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(The following article be Charles Fleming comes courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine) In the spring of 2006, I was scheduled for my third spinal surgery i...

Crystal Renn is Big on Beauty and Brains: Why This Positive Plus-Size Model is Poised to Change Fashion

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marissa Bronfman

Gorgeous, opinionated and wise beyond her years, plus-size model Crystal Renn is shaking some sense into the fashion industry and showing everyone that bigger is indeed beautiful.

Childhood Obesity - Could Backyard Games Help?

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

Author Marlene Byrne is re-teaching kids the backyard and outdoor games that we played. She also alluded to the decrease of backyard play and the possible connection to childhood obesity.

Six Ways that Play Can Help Solve Childhood Obesity (As Reported by the White House Task Force)

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darell Hammond

The action plan released today by the Childhood Obesity Task Force is optimistically entitled, "Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Gene...

Con Games: The Bowl

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Highland Bowl hangs there above you wherever you are in Aspen, and if you're a skier the shadow is longer still. The purity of it here at the peak of Aspen Highlands is all but beyond description.

The Sunny Side of This Weekend's Snow Storm

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

Get your cubs out of hibernation and into the happy, healing sun this weekend with these cool snow day activities.

How to Take Powderhorn

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Within one hour of skiing Powderhorn in Grand Mesa, my wife said: "I love this place." On powder days there may be no better place in Colorado.

Skiing With a Silly Grin

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

I'm skiing one of Colorado's best kept secrets. In fact, at 2 p.m. today, I stopped midway down a long slope, then looked up and down for traffic. There was none. I was the only one.

In Search Of LA... Runyon Canyon Park, Sunday Afternoon (Photos)

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Stevenson

Jim Stevenson took photos on a Sunday afternoon in LA's Runyon Canyon Park.

Surfing Lee Street Beach

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

In surfing, as in bull fighting, there seem to be only two types of participants. Matadors are either insanely brave or absolute cowards.

World of Warcraft in Colorado

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

So among the millions of Americans prancing around the online world of Azeroth, casting fire spells against the undead, there are only five Mile High players? Nonsense. I think they're hiding.

Queens Lags Behind the Nation in Late-Stage Breast Cancer detection

Omar Kasrawi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Omar Kasrawi

A grassroots effort called HealthLink is mobilizing breast cancer survivors to reach out in laundry rooms and libraries across the borough to screen women in time.

Taking on No Impact Week from Abroad: Will Living in Peru Make It Harder?

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

After looking at the No Impact Week guide, I felt ashamed that living abroad had become a sort of false crutch upon which I could hang my environmental credibility.