There is no doubt that most people in this world are guilty of devouring dessert before eating your “well balanced meal” at some point in life, however, sneaking your dessert in a bit early does not have to be a problem so long as it is a healthy one. In fact, depending on the type [...]
If you love a vacation that is full of amazing outdoor adventures all year round, visiting beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming is an absolute must see! Located along the border of Idaho and Wyoming, Jackson Hole is situated between the Teton Mountain Range and the Snake River. The term “hole” was used by early mountain men [...]
Park City, an area home to the famous Sundance Film Festival, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and historic sites such as a Union Pacific Railroad station. Driving through the city can make it seem like a relatively small town. But the area is bursting with captivating attractions and breath-taking vistas. You can choose to dive [...]
There is, perhaps, no modern fashion trend that is more controversial than leggings. It seems ridiculous that something as simple as a stretch piece of spandex could instill passion into so many people but if you want to see just a portion of the argument, all you need to do is type “are leggings pants” [...]
There is no single treatment for plantar fasciitis that works for everyone. But stretching can help your plantar fascia recover and is good for your overall well-being. Stretching can improve your flexibility and that in turn will promote better range of motion in your joints. These two things can also boost your physical performance in [...]
Running is an excellent cardio workout for the body. Not only does it burn a lot of calories, but comes with many health benefits as well. But do you have times where you just do not have the motivation to keep your running habits going? If so, we have news for you! There are some [...]
We all have a sweet tooth. What is Thanksgiving without the sumptuous desserts to follow? or birthday cake, or even a bit of ice cream after a bad day? The issue is not the occasional indulgence but the the addiction where our body does not know how to operate without the substance.
First up is how [...]
Ever visited Worthington State Forest? If not you are in for a real treat. If you enjoy absolutely stunning views, you have made it to the right place. With some of the most rugged terrain in New Jersey, Worthington State Forest is also home to many different varieties of wildlife, it is also home to [...]
Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital city, is by far the most populous city in the entire state. Situated just east of the famous Great Salt Lake, this enormous city lies right in the core of the Salt Lake metropolitan area, which believe it or not, has a population of more than 1.1 million with its [...]
Jeans have basically become the modern day uniform for weekends and time at home. You would think that with jeans being the most commonly worn item in any of our wardrobes, finding a pair that were flattering for your body would be easier than it is. We have all been in the dressing room with [...]
Bad shoes can ruin your day. No, bad shoes can ruin your mood, your feet, and your legs, and your back, and so on. So have you ever really thought about the fact that your feet carry all of your weight? You would think that the right shoes are pretty important, but actually a lot [...]
How would you feel if we told you your body gets the same benefits from running for 5 minutes as it would running for an hour? Recent studies have shown that people who ran for as little as 5 minutes a day got the same benefits as those who ran 3 or more hours per [...]
Have you ever wondered why vitamin D is so important for your body? You constantly hear everyone say to get your daily dose of vitamins C and E, but not many mention the importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining good bone health by helping the body to use and absorb calcium.
Moab has so many activities that you will find yourself overwhelmed with things to do and not enough time to do them. Partly this has to do with the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National parks. It also is home base for mountain bikers who can find an extensive network of trails like Slickrock trail. Lastly [...]
Charlotte, NC has been nicknamed the “Queen City” and it is easy to see why. It is said that even those who stop here pick up their pace. Bustling with things to do and places to see, you can keep busy for weeks here. Luckily we have narrowed it down to the most popular destinations [...]
Not too many years ago, after I had gone to a work appointment, I found myself in desperate need of a bathroom with no public bathroom in sight. I was around the corner from my gym so I popped in to use the facilities. I had regularly been attending the gym for years and I [...]
What is it?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is categorized by the pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the planter fascia that spans along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel to your toes. In the morning, when you first step out [...]
A healthy back is a essential to a healthy lifestyle. That usually means good posture. Even as I say it, you are now thinking about how you are sitting or standing.
Luckily a few simple yoga positions can help you improve your posture and your overall health, good posture puts less pressure on your internal organs [...]
Cholesterol can be a scary word. It has had a bad reputation over the years. And low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the problem. It is considered to be the “bad” cholesterol because it contributes to plaque that can clog arteries and make them less flexible. This blocked or narrowed artery can cause heart attacks or strokes [...]
Kansas City, MO is, perhaps, the greatest city you have never thought about visiting. The city is part of a 15-country metro area that spans the border between Missouri and Kansas and crosses both the Missouri and Kansas rivers. Kansas City is a city that has gracefully bridged the gap between traditional, hardworking values and [...]
How prepared are you when you take off on a hike, a car ride, or even a camping trip? Believe it or not, many people take off on adventures without actually thinking through the whole agenda. With hiking and camping season here to stay with us for the next several months, there are things you [...]
Okay guys, listen up. Summer is right around the corner, and every year you (and me) make mistakes that make the ladies cringe. No, I am not talking about the singed eyebrows from lighting the grill. We are talking about clothes. Here are a few tips to avoid those looks from your significant other.
Socks and [...]
This stretch targets your feet, but it also incorporates your calves and shins to give you a better lower leg stretch
If your muscles are suffering, your entire day suffers with them. That goes two fold with certain maladies that cause foot pain. One such problem that you may have is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is [...]
Understanding heart rate and the “fat burning zone” can be a bit tricky if you do not know what to look for. Many people believe that the higher the heart rate, the more fat you burn. This is not necessarily true. In fact, studies have shown that if you work at a much higher rate [...]
What Are Probiotics?
There has been some debate about how to define probiotics. One definition is that probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. But wait, bacteria is what causes disease right? Yes, but that is not the whole story. In our bodies, there is a balance of good [...]
Located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Just 25 miles northwest of Denver, this city, with nearly 100,000 inhabitants, is found in one of the top spots on almost every ranking of health, well-being, quality of life, education and art. At one time, Outside Magazine rated Boulder [...]
Everyone has their own needs when it comes to footwear, especially on a trail or while hiking up a mountain. You will want to have the right support and flexibility for your feet so that you can focus on mother nature, instead of the foot pain you can get from wearing the wrong shoes.
“If you [...]
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort through the heel and arch of your foot, chances are likely that you have developed plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs from the ball of your foot to the heel, becomes inflamed. As the inflammation increases, pain sets in, sometimes along [...]
The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This tissue makes up the arch of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia and it happens when the arches flatten or “fall,” causing the plantar fascia to [...]
Working out alone is hard work for your body, however, with all the controversies going on over what is good and bad for your body tends to feel neverending at times. While treadmills are still considered the most popular fitness machine, ellipticals are not far behind and can provide your body with very similar benefits [...]
When it comes to eating vegan, there are plenty of misunderstandings out in the world. Too many people think they know what is best for you and are not shy about sharing with you what they think you are doing to your body.
Here, we are going to be constructive, but we still suggest to speak [...]
Mesa Verde (Spanish for “green table”) was the home of the Ancestral Pueblo people for more than 700 years. In the last hundred years of their time in Mesa Verda, the Puebloans built cliff dwellings right into the side of the mountain, making the area a snapshot of the past for tourists. Mesa Verde has [...]
Our feet are important. They carry us everywhere we need to go, keep our balance, and even wear uncomfortable shoes to look good with an outfit. But despite being a vital part of our lives, feet are often forgotten and left uncared for. Keeping them in good shape is essential to your overall health.
The Root [...]
It seems cancer is becoming more and more prevalent each day that goes by. There are many theories that try to explain why that is, from aliens to government conspiracy. While some theories may seem more reasonable than others, what science does tell us, is that we can help ourselves by eating right. We have [...]
Charcoal or gas, your grill is a great item for keeping the heat from cooking dinner outside during the summer. Today we are going to go over some tips to keep it clean, and the goal is the keep it easy, you should not have to wear orthotic shoes to keep a grill in good [...]
Hot Springs National Park is located in central Arkansas around the city of Hot Springs. Founded for the natural springs baths that flow from the western of Hot Springs Mountain. In the park you will see that the springs have not been preserved in their natural form, but have been harnessed to conserve the production [...]
A Little History
Before the town of Meredith was officially named Meredith, it was originally known as Palmer’s Town in honor of a man named Samuel Palmer, who was a teacher of surveying and navigating land. In 1748, it became one of the first towns to have a charter granted by the Masonian Proprietors. Because many [...]
We all rely on our feet to stay strong and flexible so that they can meet the demands of everyday life. That puts a lot of pressure on those tiny muscles in your feet, especially if you are not aware of the strain. Improper footwear, neglected warning signs, and lack of exercise put you at [...]
It is likely you have an exercise ball hanging around the house somewhere, hopefully by your exercise shoes. How do those big inflatable balls improve your workout? Here is a hint: balance.
By using an object like ball to balance part of our body on we are forced to use different muscle groups to stay upright [...]
Serving sizes…...you find them listed on about every food label available, along with the famous food pyramid chart, but what exactly do they mean for you? Unless you plan to have a scale attached to your arms at all times, serving sizes can be a bit tricky to figure out if you are unsure what [...]
We have all seen the gorgeous sweeping landscapes and beautifully designed barbeque patios of home magazines and television shows. But what if you do not have the time, money or even space to recreate those patios? Fear not, there are many ways that you can upgrade or transform your yard into a summer barbeque oasis [...]
Enjoy a piece of America’s past! Lexington is a cozy little town with all the best New England charms. Home to many historic landmarks, this is the birthplace of the American Revolution. The landscape is the most iconic in the Spring and Fall. In the spring you can take part in the many festivals and [...]
While parts of the US have experienced unusual weather throughout the winter months, spring has officially begun, regardless of what the weather tells you. Does this mean its time to pack the winter clothing away? Not necessarily. In fact, while winter may be officially over according to the calendar, do not be surprised if you [...]
We normally think of the muscles and ligaments when it comes to exercising and staying healthy. We have to start remembering that the foundation of our muscles needs some assistance too. Our bones provide the basic structure and rigidity to our bodies. When we exercise and keep our proper posture and form while doing it [...]
If you have ever suffered from Achilles tendon pain, or the throbbing ache of plantar fasciitis you know how debilitating that type of foot pain can be. Often, plantar fasciitis occurs as a result of sports injuries, such as running or jumping, or wearing improperly fitting footwear. While most people know to warm up and [...]
Most of us are trying to get healthier. Getting more use out of our walking shoes, eating better and exercising are all ways to start on the path to better health. Clean eating is one of the newer trends that we are seeing in healthy eating. In its simplest incantation clean eating is simply eating [...]
Ever think it would be absolutely fascinating to witness the earth’s origin? Volcanoes are one of nature’s most extreme elements and can be absolutely fascinating to watch. With each eruption that occurs, you are quickly reminded of how quickly our planet can change, yet stand in absolute awe as you witness these massive changes.
A Little [...]
Oooooh summer…….the time of year when you step outside, not only to enjoy the mouthwatering smell of grilled food, but the opportunity to sink your teeth into some amazing pieces of heaven! Before you know it, you have consumed WAY TOO MUCH and perhaps feel the need to slip into some loose fitting clothes just [...]
It may surprise you to know that Essex, Connecticut, is quite the hot spot for travel destinations. The little town is actually made up of three villages, and this unique little spot offers more to see and do than you might think. Culture and history abounds in Essex, and you will get the opportunity to [...]
It’s easy to get caught up wearing nothing but solids or one piece with a simple pattern. Using patterns can brighten up your wardrobe and add style to more simple outfits. It used to be that you would pick one patterned piece and, either put it with all neutrals or have your whole outfit be [...]