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The Active Times aims to be the world's best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life. Whatever your passions in outdoor and endurance sports, travel and adventure, The Active Times provides the tools and information you need to do your best -- and enjoy the ride. We tell the stories, recruit the experts, and assemble the information you need to get motivated and do it right. We're passionate about great gear, expert technique, interesting people and amazing venues close to home and around the world. We bring them all together -- and connect the community -- in a smart, visual, accessible way.

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How Climate Change Is Destroying Our National Parks

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 3:46 PM

America's national parks are being adversely affected by climate change, with temperatures becoming more extreme in recent years compared to the historical norms of the last century, a new study by the National Park Service (NPS) finds.

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Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good posture, too!).

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A strong core acts a stabilizer...

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Don't Get Up: 5 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 11:57 AM

By now, most of us know that moving more is important to good health. While physical activity provides the body with a long list of physiological and mental benefits, inactivty (especially prolonged periods of it) is the opposite of healthful, and may even counteract all the hard work you put...

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Active Animals: Cute Pets Working on Their Beach Bods

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Summertime workouts got you down? Finding it difficult to get motivated to stay fit in the unbearable heat? Well, rest assured that you are not the only one working hard to look good this summer.

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5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 10:32 AM

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.

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Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding...

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Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 7:25 PM

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are scattered across our country. They make up our nation's character, and no doubt they're appreciated, but with such an abundance of history (some that goes back...

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Where to Find the World's Least Expensive Luxury Hotels

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 1:23 PM

We know that a luxury hotel can set you back a pretty penny. But not everywhere -- if you know where to look. We recently set out to find the 15 countries where staying a night at a luxury hotel is in general the most expensive. Now we are peering...

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Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 10:38 AM

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusion was made that it is extremely important to protect your skin from the annoying, blood sucking pests that we all know as mosquitoes.


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Travel Tuesday: Amazing Places You Can Swim With Sharks

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:47 PM

Nothing sends ocean swimmers fleeing for shore faster than a fin sighting. The word "shark" alone is enough to scare most people, immediately calling to mind the menacing theme song for the movie Jaws -- and, of course, all the gruesome attack scenes therein. But some people look past the...

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The Best Energy Bars For Athletes (And Everybody Else)

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Energy bars play a number of roles in an athlete's life. Sometimes we reach for them during hard workouts, sometimes as on-the-go meal replacements, and sometimes simply because we're out of vitamin-infused gummy bears and need to convince ourselves we've chosen a snack with nutrients.

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Epic Ab Exercises for a Firm, Flat Stomach

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Crunches, side bends, leg lifts... If you're tired of doing the same ab exercises over and over again (and perhaps without seeing desired results), well then you've come to the right place!

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Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 3:47 PM

The problem with weightlifting and resistance training -- although both are effective ways to incorporate strength training in your exercise routine -- is that a lot of exercises are easy to mess up, especially if you're working with heavy weight.

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Great Summer Vacations for You and Your Dog

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:56 PM

Dedicated dog owners know the gut-wrenching feeling that comes with each departure, be it for a day or for a week. It's a pang of guilt brought on by big sad eyes and a tilted head, asking why you're leaving.

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How You Can Burn More Calories During the Work Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 12:25 PM

So you sit at a desk all day and wish there was something you could do to make your weekly routine a little less... sedentary. Especially since you've probably been reading about how excessive time spent sitting is associated with a host of negative health effects--even if you exercise regularly.

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The Most Popular Destinations to Visit This 4th of July!

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 11:27 AM

The warm weather has arrived, the beaches are open and Independence Day is inching closer. We all know what that means -- vacation time.

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The most notable holiday of summer is an opportunity for relaxation,...

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The Most Amazing Spots to Watch Fireworks This 4th of July

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 10:36 AM

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating -- and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright. John Adams wrote about his early expectations for future celebrations...

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Where to Find -- or Avoid -- the World's Most Expensive Luxury Hotels

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Who doesn't want to stay at the very best of the best when traveling? Five-star luxury hotels are a world apart. The linen seems crisper, the service simultaneously more discreet and attentive, the accommodations that little bit more pampering.

But you pay for what you get.


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Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 10:24 AM

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who has spent a summer night outside near some green knows what happens when you don't use repellent. Bug bites. Those little red pimply...

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Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your International Trip

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:40 PM

When we think about travel, we think about carefree oceanfront days, road trips across an entire country and exploring new lands. Getting away is an opportunity to take a break, relax and reflect, above all else. Travel should be all about having fun, enriching life experiences and immersing ourselves in...

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5 Scary Monster Myths From Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 3:07 PM

Bigfoot. Yeti. Nessie. The world is full of monsters.

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No matter where in the world you look, monster myths are a staple of human culture. Name a jungle dense enough, a desert remote enough, a...

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