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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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Healthy Hacks to Help Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Whether we're training for a race, aiming to lose weight or working at improving our eating habits, for the most part, we all go into the holiday season with the intention of sticking to our fitness goals.

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Nutrition Experts Answer the Most Common Questions About Diets and Eating Healthy

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 10:40 AM

If you're like most, sometimes figuring out what a healthy diet actually consists of might seem as confusing as trying to figure out how to put together a piece of Ikea furniture.

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Surprising Ways to Prevent the Cold and Flu

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Colder weather is setting in and with the change of seasons you might also notice more people coughing, sneezing and calling in sick. It's a harsh reality that these chilly months are strongly associated with the cold and flu.

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Adventurous Tropical Vacations for People Who Hate Winter

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:23 AM

Just because you love the holiday season, doesn't mean you have to love the blustery, bone-chilling weather that (for most parts of the U.S.) comes with it.

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Need-to-Know Survival Skills From a Former Navy SEAL

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:13 AM

For most, the word survival tends to conjure up thoughts of sparking kindling for fire, learning to build shelter from scratch or figuring out how to source clean water.

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Cities To See Before They Sink Beneath The Sea

(92) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Visit these coastal and river port cities around the world sooner rather than later. Among them are first-world cities like New York and Amsterdam. Others are in poor nations like Bangladesh. Many are in Asia. But all are exposed now more than any time in their history to rising oceans...

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Exercises That Fitness Trainers Would Never Do

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 1:09 PM

Regardless of your current fitness level, everyone has been in the position of not knowing what to do in the gym. Wandering among the machines, free weights and other more experienced gym-goers, maybe you chose a piece of equipment at random and started doing your interpretation of what...

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The Best National Parks for Fall Foliage

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 7:04 PM

What happens when you combine the most beautiful season with some of the best preserved natural land in the country? Let's just say you need to see these stunning fall foliage displays to believe they actually exist.

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Off-The-Grid Destinations Every Adventure Traveler Should Visit

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Not only are more and more travelers looking for destinations that will allow them to unplug while they unwind, but they're also increasingly opting for more remote locations -- off-the-grid destinations, if you will.

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The Best Fall Weekend Trips On The West Coast

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 4:32 PM

Big, week-long trips have an obvious appeal, but they're not always feasible. Whether it's an issue of not having enough money, time or you simply have too much on your plate, it's not always possible to make major trips a reality, but that doesn't mean you can't travel on the...

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Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 12:13 PM

What exactly is it about abandoned places that attracts our attention in such a mystifying way?

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Is it their storied pasts? Their eerie aesthetics? The way they allow us to effortlessly engage our...

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Beaches So Spectacular You'd Visit Them In A Sweater

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Ask just about anyone and they'll tell you that beach getaways are for summer, but we think there are a few out there that are worth a visit when the weather cools down.

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The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

(13) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.

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However, beyond...

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The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 4:52 PM

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.

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Urban centers offer their...

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Nutritionists and Dietitians Dish on What They Would Never, Ever Eat

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 1:14 PM

There are foods that should be eaten in moderation (think, ice cream, cookies, cake, cocktails), and then there are foods (or maybe I should say "food-like products") that should probably never be eaten all.

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Most Common Mistakes Personal Trainers See in the Gym

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM

To the average person walking through the gym, everything might look just fine. You'll spot people on cardio machines, others lifting weights and some people wandering around--and nothing will really seem out of place.

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The Best Adventurous Destinations for Fall -- And What to Do When You're There

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 12:51 PM

Ask most people across the country when they travel and you're likely to get one of two answers: over the holidays or over the summer.

Those popular travel times draw big crowds to the airports and roads and they typically also come with hefty price tags. If you still have...

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The Most Dangerous Animals in the World

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 5:35 PM

Bears, lions, sharks... In general, these are the animals that first come to mind when we think of "dangerous" creatures.

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Sure, they can certainly be deadly, but the reality is, when...

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The Best Hikes for Fall Foliage

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 4:32 PM

If you think summer is the only season for hiking, it's time you experience the pleasant temperatures, sparse crowds and incredible beauty that comes with fall.

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The World's Most Athletic Dog Breeds

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 8:35 PM

There are so many reasons to love dogs: their unyielding loyalty, their sloppy smiles, their caring companionship, their unbridled excitement to see us when we walk through the door.

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Oh yeah, and then there's...

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