outdoor activities

  1. 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...
  2. Well-being

    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...
  3. Well-being

    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...
  4. Home

    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...
  5. Family Fun

    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...
  6. Family Fun

    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....
  7. Workouts

    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...
  8. Workouts

    Outdoor fitness: Kick and toss your way into shape

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    If you're like most people, you've had your fill of winter weather. It's finally time to trade in that boring treadmill workout for...
  9. Diet

    5 Healthy habits for summer slimdown

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    Spring’s here and summer is near, and you're starting to panic about your slimdown for bikini season. Though quick-fix crash diets...
  10. Workouts

    Ditch the gym every day of the week

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    Do you struggle to drag yourself into the gym on warm, sunny days? Don’t bother. Exercising outdoors – a literal breath of fresh air...
  11. Outdoor Living

    4 Gardening apps for your green thumb

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    Though gardening and technology may not seem to mesh, there are a growing number of smartphone apps to help you with your green...
  12. Travel

    Cheap travel: 3 budget-friendly weekend retreats

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    High-end spa vacations are a luxury that not everyone can afford. While it would be nice to be able to hop on a plane and skip out...
  13. Living

    CES: 8 high-tech innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show

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    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual conference featuring all things tech-related. This month, Las Vegas swarmed with...
  14. Valentine's Gift Ideas

    Manly Valentine’s Day gifts for your guy

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    Sure, a box of dark chocolates, sexy lingerie or a spa package may be exactly what you want, but your guy is hoping for...
  15. Children's Health

    Sledding is a hazardous sport for kids

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    Sledding is a popular winter pastime, but it leads to a trip to the emergency room for more than 20,000 kids each year, according to...
  16. Workouts

    Snowboarding: 'Tis the season for winter fitness

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    Hitting the slopes with a snowboard is de rigueur among the celeb set. Everyone’s doing it, from the Jolie-Pitt crew to Jessica...
  17. Well-being

    3 Cardio routines you can do without the gym

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    Work, home obligations or simply a desire to avoid hot, sweaty, crowded places may be enough to make you want to skip a trip to the...
  18. Workouts

    Outdoor exercises to bust you out of your gym rut

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    If the treadmill or gym is your best friend when it comes to getting fit, consider taking it outside. In addition to fitness...
  19. Christmas Gifts

    Christmas gifts for the outdoor woman

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    If you've ever mail-ordered outdoor gear, you know that opening the package is almost like opening a Christmas gift. So why not...
  20. Pets & Animals

    Bird food 101

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    Feeding your pet can sometimes seem overwhelming. And even though your bird might be able to say"Polly wants a cracker," an...