In surfing culture, there’s this thing about keeping mum when you find an amazing and uncrowded break—a place that lifts your spirits, clears your mind, works your body, and insists you return for more. Locals, understandably, want their piece of undiscovered paradise unspoiled by the masses. And when an outsider stumbles upon the hidden treasure, they too can’t help but think, “I’m keeping this to myself.”
Whether traveling across town or across the world, you need essentials on your person for the day or as long as you have the urge to explore. Athletic-minded traveler Jake has advice.
Why should you follow his advice? Because Jake has been traveling the world NON-STOP for the last 5 years. Okay, Jake, tell us what you have learned.
The human mind is a powerful tool. It can create something out of nothing. Think about it. Nearly everything we encounter began with an idea in the mind. The value of keeping this tool, the mind, sharp cannot be understated.
Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd. It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.
My takeaway from 2015's IHRSA show--where the fitness industry's biggest players reveal their latest and greatest equipment--is that not much new or better "stuff" is coming this year.
I strolled the aisles (and occassionally posed for photographs) with close friend and colleague, Jen W.--The Biggest Loser's new hit trainer. And, unlike past shows that wowed me with new equipment, this year's show was a bit of a dud.
Yeah, we know, we know…exercise is good for us.
Active parents mean active kids right? And cycling is a great family activity, even for the little ones. We recently recommended the iBert Safe-T-Seat in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, but now we have fully tested the seat. And we're pleased that our recommendation stands!
First, a few product notes:
During several recent trips to Europe—Amsterdam in particular—we have returned home with bike envy. While American mountain and road cycling interest and participation are now comparable to the Europeans, commuter bikes are far more popular overseas. In particular, the family-friendly “cargo bike” caught our eye as a practical and fun way to pedal around our hometown. Only one problem: cargo bikes were not yet being sold in the U.S. And, purchasing one in Amsterdam and shipping it to San Diego wo
Editor's Note: This is the first in a 3 part series detailing one person’s experience with the HCG Diet, a weight-loss method that has sparked controversy among doctors, media and the general medical community. Named the "HCG Diet" because followers inject themselves daily with the human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), a hormone produced by pregnant women. Detractors such as Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame argue that trial studies show that HCG is no more effective than a placebo.