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Eleven Stretches for Your Entire Body

Stretching and becoming more flexible helps with athletic and performance prevents injury. It’s important to warm up before you stretch by slowly raising your heart rate to increase circulation and speed up nerve impulses in your muscles, ligaments and joints. When you warm up before stretching your muscles become more pliable, and so it protects … Read More

Feel-good Exercise

Where is the best feel-good place to exercise? The outdoors, of course! Studies show that just looking at nature, plants, trees and grass make us feel better. Research is mounting on the many benefits of moving and immersing ourselves in natural outdoor settings like parks, open space, forests and beaches. The positive physical, emotional and … Read More

Exercise Outdoors: Create a Base of Support

Outdoor terrain is full of variety–fall lines, textures, lumps and bumps. To work out effectively and safely on such varied surfaces you need to provide your body with a broader Base of Support. Your base of support is your area of stability, and includes the area of ground below the body that spans between your … Read More

Exercise: The Wide-Legged Squat

This is a terrific exercise for the lower body that can be done just about anywhere. In the traditional squat your feet are positioned shoulder-width apart, with toes pointed forward. In this wide-legged squat your feet are placed well beyond shoulder-width, with your toes naturally angling out. Whether you’re on a steep slope or the … Read More

Summer Travel and Handling Jet lag

Summer is in full swing and for many it’s vacation time. If your vacation consists of a long flight over several time zones, consider planning ahead so you can do your best to control circadian dysrhythmia (aka jet lag). Jet lag can affect your health and well-being by sapping energy, dulling cognition, and robbing you … Read More

Slashing your Stress Level in the Great Outdoors

As a culture, we are used to accepting stress as part of life. What we don’t often recognize are the physical effects of allowing stress to accompany us throughout our days. Your entire BodyMind system is directly affected by the physical, mental and emotional stresses of your daily life. Spending time outside enjoying nature is … Read More

Fact—Injuries can happen. Here’s how to prevent them.

In Outdoor Fitness, most injuries can be avoided altogether by wearing proper clothes and shoes, by giving your body a full warm up and cool down, and by sticking to a gradual and progressive training program. Your most important tool for preventing injury is your concentration: moment-to-moment focus on the task at hand is the … Read More

Your “To Be” List

Did you make your “To Do” List today? If you’re like most people, you have. But what about your “To Be” List? That’s right—You see, it’s a fact—most of us are great doers….and lousy “Be-ers.” That’s because today, human beings are busy, REAL busy; working that To Do list, getting things done—right? And sure, at … Read More

Maintain Your Energy—Don’t skip Breakfast

If you skip breakfast, listen up. Skipping breakfast can cause you to slow down, and lead to excess fat on your body. That’s because when you do finally get hungry around 12-1 o’clock, you may become ravenous and end up OVER eating, or even binging. Studies show that most people feel best when they eat … Read More

Outdoor Fitness – The Four Basic Stretches

Try these four stretches to prevent injury and enhance recovery. With Outdoor Fitness workouts you may find that your hips, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves get a little tight due to the variety in terrain – inclines, declines, steps, stairs, traversing on rocky surfaces. While technically you don’t need to stretch during your warm up session, … Read More

How to Develop Mental Focus Control

Develop a “focus practice” to improve your performance on and off the trail. My Story: Rabbit Trails I first learned about the power of my thoughts while jogging on my favorite wooded trail. One moment, I’d be moving along at a steady clip, running smoothly and getting the job done. Then, the next moment, I … Read More

Playground Workout – Take Your Kids and Workout

When it comes to parks and playgrounds, kids shouldn’t have all the fun—these areas are ideal locations to get a little Outdoor Fitness in. What’s great for kids is also great for mom and dad—fresh air, sunshine, grass, combined with a little monkeying around is a great way for parents and kids to burn off … Read More

What is BodyMind and how can it improve your health?

BodyMind is seen as the integrated relationship between the body and the mind. Here’s some news that might surprise you: the BodyMind connection is not a mystical, otherworldly, nebulous thing. It really exists—and you don’t need to be a yogi to access it! There is now scientific evidence to support a centuries-old philosophy: that the … Read More

It’s never too late to build your bones

In a study published in Bone Journal, healthy men and women between the ages of 40 to 50 demonstrated that six months of resistance training can increase bone density, especially in the hip area. Those who engaged in high-intensity exercise (using greater resistance and jumping) showed the most improvement, and the leg press, overhead press … Read More

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