outdoor activities

  1. New mom health and wellness

    Outdoor activities for new moms

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    When you become a mother and take on new roles, it’s easy to lose yourself in the shuffle -- but to be good to others, you need to...
  2. Family Activities

    3 educational outdoor games

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    A recent study by The Kaiser Family Foundation found that today's eight to 18-year-olds spend an average of 7-1/2 hours each day...
  3. More Travel

    Top 5 ways to support national parks

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    The U.S. has more than 380 national parks and monuments. That's more than 84 million acres of fun, adventure and opportunities to...
  4. Family Activities

    5 Tech-free things to do in your backyard

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    Craving some tech-free family time? Head into the backyard for these five fun tech-free things to do.
  5. Travel

    Planning a national park vacation

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    More than 275 million Americans make our national parks their vacation destinations annually. Whether you choose spectacular Zion in...
  6. Exercise & Fitness

    4 Reasons to exercise outdoors

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    Running indoors on a sweaty treadmill can't compare with the feeling of the wind on your face and the spray of the surf while...
  7. More Travel

    Samantha Brown's summer travel tips

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    The U.S. is home to 384 national parks and monuments. That's a lot of vacation options! Luckily, travel expert Samantha Brown, star...
  8. Conditions

    Lyme disease: Myths, treatment and overtreatment

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    With summer hiking and camping in full swing, Lyme disease is more of a threat to our health. We've all heard that you need to check...
  9. Exercise & Fitness

    Bike fitness: Tips to get the right bike fit

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    Looking for the ultimate outdoor workout now that summer is in full swing? Gaynor Collester, chief Spin Doctor for Performance...
  10. Family Activities

    Kid-friendly gardening projects

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    There's nothing better than fresh air and dirt to help create childhood memories.Why not get outside for some kid-friendly gardening...
  11. Activities for Kids

    Tips for selecting the right summer camp for your children

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    Summer camp is a fun, interactive way for your child to develop self confidence and a sense of responsibility. Not all camps are the...
  12. Family Activities

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  13. Health

    8 Fun outdoor games for kids

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    Luring kids outside isn't easy when so many electronic options beckon indoors. Next time you’re struggling to pry your kids away...
  14. Children's Health

    Fun outdoor activities for kid-friendly fitness

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    Celebrate Earth Week, Screen Free Week, and the warmer weather by getting your kids outside to play – and get some exercise. These...
  15. Wellness

    Vitamin D fact sheet: Celebrating the sunshine vitamin

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    Spring has finally sprung, the sun is shining (hurray!) and you’ll likely be spending much more time outdoors in the coming months...
  16. Wellness

    Summer health tips: Music festival survival guide

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    If part of your warm weather activities includes basking in the sun at any one of the many outdoor music and arts festivals -- such...
  17. Live Green

    Teach your kids the value of nature

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    Kids who are constantly engaged in gaming, texting and television often have little connection or appreciation for nature because...
  18. Family Activities

    6 Spring party themes for kids

    It has been a long, drawn-out winter for many parents and kids. Cooped-up kids can’t wait to run outside and shake off the cold...
  19. Toys & Play

    Your baby's first outdoor experiences

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    Spring is here, summer will follow soon enough and you're eager to burst the bonds of winter and explore nature with your new baby....
  20. Exercise & Fitness

    How to maintain your exercise motivation

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    Need a shape-up on exercise motivation? Though you stuck to your fitness resolutions for first few weeks of the new year, now it’s...