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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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Group Exercise Workouts Taking the Nation by Storm

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 11:20 PM

Just like with fashion or technology, trends within the world of fitness come and go.

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There was Jazzercise in the '70s, aerobics in the '80s and Tae Bo in the '90s....

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The Biggest Mistakes Trainers See in the Gym

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:49 PM

Mistakes are a part of life, but when we make them in the gym it can hinder our progress, or worse, put us at risk for injury.

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For these reasons, it's...

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Never Too Late: Ways to Get Active at Any Age

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 11:59 AM

You hear it all the time, "don't get old," if it's not someone directly saying it, it's TV shows and magazines not-so-subtly hinting at it. Old age comes with a hefty stigma, but that doesn't mean you need to be part of the stereotype.

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Healthy Eating Obstacles (And How to Overcome Them)

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 1:32 PM

According to Diane Bailey, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, owner of The Conditioning Classroom in Colorado and co-author of Eating Simply, most of us should be able to agree on a few simple ideas about healthy eating habits.

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How Many Steps Should You Be Taking Each Day? 10 Tips to Help You Meet the Goal

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 2:07 PM

There are dozens of ways to keep track of fitness and overall health, from heart rate tracking to calories burned and beyond. While some are more accurate than others, the best method is one that works for you. Bonus points if it's simple and objective.

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The World's Most Beautiful Places to Do Yoga

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM

Yoga is about drawing your focus inward, but that doesn't mean a stunning landscape can't enhance your practice.

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Ultimately, it's you, the yogi, who will decide what constitutes the most beautiful place...

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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:54 PM

The setting sun is more than just a daily ritual -- it's an example of just how beautiful the natural world can be.

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When people are lucky enough to marvel at...

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Trainers Share the Worst Fitness Advice They've Ever Heard

(7) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 10:56 AM

It's a familiar scenario for many: you're at the gym when you unintentionally overhear the two nice women on the treadmills next to you discussing the parameters of their exercise routines, or a trainer doling out a piece of fitness advice to their client.

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The Best Energy-Boosting Yoga Poses

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 8:04 AM

In a day and age when the most extreme and intense exercise styles are constantly touted as "the best," therapeutic workouts like yoga are often overlooked for their energy-boosting benefits.

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Of course, depending on what type...

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Ways to Get Strong Without Lifting Weights

(10) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 10:16 AM

In a perfect world, we would always have easy access to all the fitness equipment we need, but for most of us that's just not reality.

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Whether it's a long day at work...

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The Best Places to Soak in Hot Springs Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 2:14 PM

There are few things in the world more relaxing than a soak in a hot spring.

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These earthly wonders are rich in minerals, warm to the touch and both legend and some recent...

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Tips and Tricks That Help Make Eating Healthy Easier

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 3:30 PM

In theory, maintaining a healthy, wholesome diet on a regular basis is simple, but of course, doing so doesn't come without plenty of obstacles to conquer.

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"We make over 200 food...

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The Top Adventure Destinations of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 10:27 AM

There are trips, retreats and vacations--and then there are adventures.

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Adventures are the experiences that can't quite be put into words, despite your best efforts. They bring on a series of transcendent moments--you are...

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The Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 10:07 AM

What could be more thrilling than diving deep into the ocean among sea creatures and exploring sections of the earth few have seen before?

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Well, if you ask some professional divers, there...

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America's Best Gyms 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 1:52 PM

What makes an exercise space exceptional? How can you tell if a gym is "good"?

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The answers to these questions are different for everyone.

We often forget that as individuals, we each have...

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Superfood Swaps: Healthy Alternatives That Won't Break the Bank

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:13 PM

Rene Ficek, a Registered Dietitian and the Lead Nutrition Expert at Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating agrees, a shopping cart full of fancy superfoods can really break your budget.

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You head out to the...

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6 Spectacular Places to Visit in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 2:03 PM

A new year means new resolutions; this year you should resolve to travel more.

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As we all know a resolution or goal is much more successful when it is as specific as possible, so...

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The Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your Life

(9) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:30 AM

Because of the way "meatheads" and "gym bros" are portrayed in popular culture, weight lifting and even gym culture in general seems pretty intimidating, especially to newcomers who are unfamiliar with the environment.

Yes, the gym, and especially the weight section, can be an intimidating place, but the benefits that...

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Overrated Exercises, And The Moves You Should Do Instead

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:50 AM

No doubt, any exercise is better than no exercise at all.

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So, while it's silly to say that an exercise is "useless," it's not unfair to say that some exercises are...

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The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.

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