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Outdoor Exercise

When a "D" Is Great for Your Kids

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

With outdoor, unstructured play on the decline, our children are participating in increasingly dangerous levels of sedentary activities, which also leads to hazardous deficiencies in Vitamin D.

Five Words That Do Not Belong In Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

Yoga should be an uplifting experience. It should provide a vacation from the thoughts. If it causes one to conjure up new ways to beat oneself up, then, well that's criminal.

Take a Hike, Kids

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deanna Neil

A system of severe fines will do nothing but intimidate people from what we need to do so desperately: get outside.

Play Deprivation: 5 Solutions to a Weighty Problem

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

"Go outside and play," was once a very common phrase used in America, but today, children spend 50% less time outside than they did just 20 years ago.

Is Your Yard an Ornamental Desert?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

But there's a new movement in landscaping, away from "ornamental deserts" and towards local food security. It's called edible landscaping -- or "foodscaping."

Ecotherapy vs. Retail Therapy -- Which is Better?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

Tempted to splurge to beat the blues or deal with stress? A study by the University of Essex in the UK says you're better off taking a walk in nature.

Bounce Back Faster from Painful Restrictions

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Proteolytic Enzymes is the secret to a quick bounce back from injury or to reduce chronic pain.

Bare Foot Running

Stefan Aschan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Two weekends ago I went rollerblading in Central Park and that's when I saw it: Someone running barefoot in Central Park.

Stimulating Physical Activity by Building Healthy Neighborhoods

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter A. Ubel

With intelligent regulations, such as thoughtful neighborhood zoning, we can influence our ability and willingness to engage in healthy activities like biking and walking.

Tip: How to Beat Bites Without Bug Spray

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

While some hikers fight bites and stings with plant oils, other sweet-blooded adventurers wouldn't dare step into mosquito country without packing a g...

Smog And Exercise: Should A Brown Layer Of Air Stop Your Outdoor Fitness Plans?

Los Angeles Times | Jeannine Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SMOG, shmog. Exercising outdoors is a way of life in Southern California, and die-hard runners, walkers, cyclists and skaters aren't going to let a br...