Exercise comes with many fantastic benefits to help you live the healthier active lifestyle you desire. You have probably heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” numerous times, however, there is a lot of truth to that statement. For example, if you fill yourself up with sugar in the morning, you will likely feel [...]
Start planning now. Early spring is a great time of year to head to the Southwest, specifically Saguaro National Park in Arizona. If you have never seen the cactus in bloom, you are missing out. They grow to over 50 feet tall and take over 75 years to grow their first arm.
There are some notes [...]
You could easily spend a week in the oldest city in Georgia and still not experience everything that it has to offer. The city of Savannah has a unique, timeless history that is embedded in the local culture. Artisans have paid homage to their beautiful city in the form of architecture, paintings, music and other [...]
Winter is now upon us. You may find that cold weather, slushy sidewalks, and grey skies are not really inspiring for your fashion and style choices. It is not odd for winter wardrobes to be as grey as the skies, topped off with bad hat hair and sturdy, ugly shoes. It's no wonder that with [...]
Recognizing the Problem
Arthritis literally means “pain with a joint”, and has many manifestations. Osteoarthritis is a “wear and tear” arthritis, meaning it usually comes with old age or excessive use of specific joints (athletes can be susceptible to this type of arthritis). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a more aggressive form of the disorder in which a [...]
With a fresh new year just beginning, starting the year off with a clean slate is something many people look forward to. Have you set your resolutions yet? Studies have shown that 45% of people set New Years resolutions every year, but only about 10% are successful with sticking with their resolutions. On top of [...]
Media has given a bad reputation to green smoothies that they are good for you but taste terrible. There is no reason why diet tips should make your taste buds suffer. We are going to cover some basic smoothie ingredients that can get you off on the right foot.
Before we start with ingredients, let us [...]
Mammoth Flint Ridge Cave System, more commonly known as Mammoth Cave National Park, is located in central Kentucky centered on the Green River. It is a beautiful national park, filled with 400 miles of explored caves, tunnels, minerals and plenty of gorgeous foliage. The system of underground labyrinths is still being explored, and new caverns [...]
Louisville Kentucky, sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to the South” was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Named after King Louis XVI of France, it is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 28th largest city in the United States. There is always something to do in this city. For [...]
Ah the humble and popular trend of the good old sweater!!! With the cold winter months here to stay with us for the next little bit, sweater weather has officially begun! Each time you reach into your closet and pull out one of these soft, warm, and comfy items of clothing, what is the first [...]
Our day is one of seeming scientific and medical miracles. The people that choose to follow the profession of taking care of other in a medical capacity are among the smartest and most learned people in the world. It would make sense when you go to talk to them you might need to do a [...]
If you are looking to ramp up your workout this year, swap out your old dumbbells for a good sturdy kettlebell. Because of their range of motion, kettlebells are far more effective for both burning calories and building muscle tone. If you have not, grab a kettlebell and give some of these moves a try [...]
There is, perhaps, no other word in the modern world of diets that is as often thrown around as carbohydrate or carb. For almost all of history carbohydrates were the base of the human diet--oats, rice, wheat, and other grains like quinoa were cultivated by ancient civilizations. Today it seems like every year there is [...]
“...From the peaks of it’s mountains to the edge of the coast, it is covered in rainforest”
An Introduction to the Islands
The National Park of American Samoa is America’s most remote park as well as one of the newest. It was first leased from the American Samoa government in 1993. This 10,500 acre National Park is [...]
New Orleans, one of the most fascinating cities to visit, is a unique melting pot full of different cultures, food, and everlasting musical entertainment. If you have not already scratched this unique adventure off your bucket list, now is the time to take off to a whole different world!
A Little Piece of History
New Orleans, the [...]
We all have that pair of shoes we love. We have had them for years, and we hang on to them like a security blanket. We tell ourselves that they still are in good condition and match our wardrobe, but our friends and family know better.
As comfortable as those shoes are, they could be really [...]
Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that ranges from mildly uncomfortable to unbearably painful. It is characterized by sharp, stabbing pains in the heel and aches in the heel and arches of your feet. Occasionally that stiffness can be felt in the feet first thing in the morning when you step out of bed.
Plantar fasciitis [...]
HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a workout strategy to quickly improve athletic ability while also creating a higher fat burn or faster metabolism. By alternating between high intensity intervals and low to moderate intensity intervals, you can achieve a better workout no matter what level you are starting from. Grab your most comfortable sneakers [...]
Living a healthy and active lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to good health. With a fresh new year in our midst, there is no better time than the present to start working towards a healthier you. Of course any type of exercise is very beneficial to the body, even if [...]
Have you have ever taken the opportunity to drive through the state of Nevada? If so, you may find quite a bit of nothing but dry desolate desert country, however, every so often, Nevada has some precious hidden gems you may not even know about. For an amazing opportunity to experience the solitude of the [...]
A trip to Austin should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Outdoor recreation is huge in Austin. The city has even pledged to preserve their parks and protect the local wildlife because of how important the outdoors is to Texans! No matter the time of year, temperatures are likely to be balmy if not downright toasty [...]
Sometimes, new fashion trends can be a bit edgy and leave you wondering who really wears that. The fashion trends for 2015, however, are leaning toward comfortable yet stylish and will leave you both looking and feeling great.
Fashion trends don’t have to be scary!
Fashion Trend #1. Athleisure Wear
The fashion trends for the new year are [...]
Are you feeling sharp stabbing pains in your foot or both feet when you first get out of bed in the morning? How long has this been going on? How about as you start running or climbing stairs? Has the pain worsened over time? How long has your foot pain been going on? Choosing to [...]
If you are like most people, you celebrated the holidays with lots of food and snacks and desserts and candy. No doubt, it was all delicious. But as the holidays are winding down, you do not have to curse the calories in all of those foods. Start exercising now and stop worrying about what is [...]
It is never too early to get started on those get-healthy new year’s resolutions. Just putting on your new cool running shoes can help, but that is not enough. Use this list of healthy snack recipes to kick your resolution into high-gear!
Stuffed Mushrooms Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin B and copper. Copper is [...]
Introduction to Channel Islands National Park
Off on the horizon of California’s coast are the spectacular channel islands that contain more than 12,000 years of human history. Clear back in the 16th century these islands were discovered to be a rich culture dependent on the resources of the land for survival. By the 19th century, sheep [...]
On the list of most walked cities in the US, Boston came in as the 3rd most walked city. With an amazing blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm, Boston has some of the country’s most important historical sites and dedicated sports fans. Founded in 1630, Boston quickly became the political, commercial, financial [...]
There is that guy you know. His ties are always...something. Maybe it is his favorite sport team, or what ever the current season is, or maybe worse. Do not be that guy. Here we are offering you a way to be creative and stylish with your tie.
The trinity knot produces a slightly asymmetrical knot using [...]
How many hours do you spend on your feet each day? Have you ever paid attention to how hardworking your feet are each minute you stand or even with every step you take? Studies have shown that the average man takes approximately 7200 steps per day, while the average woman takes approximately 5210 steps per [...]
A lot of gyms offer very attractive features that are designed to get you to join up. But before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few questions you might want to ask yourself. Does this gym offer what you really need? Are there going to be hidden costs or fees? A lengthy [...]
With all the fun parties and family functions throughout the holiday season, it is very easy to over stuff and overeat, derailing your health and nutritional goals. Can this be prevented? Absolutely! The foods you eat throughout the year, especially the holiday season, are based on the choices you make. Change your choices around, consider [...]
Introduction to Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The park is generally open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year but can be closed due to severe weather. The summit district and Kipahulu are the mountain and coastal areas of the park. These areas are not [...]
Philadelphia has an impressive past. Most people think of the Liberty Bell and the founding fathers. And of course the Philly Cheesesteak. All of these things should be on your to-do list, but we also have a few more suggestions to round out your visit.
For a quite and comfortable stay you have many options in [...]
Are you planning to travel this holiday season? While traveling can be lots of fun, especially if you are headed over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house, preparing for a trip during the busiest travel season can often times be a nightmare. Learning to simplify your holiday plans is a great way [...]
Pain hurts! When we are in pain we do not want to move and it affects our entire well-being. Pain in our feet is even worse, as we usually have to be on our feet to go somewhere. Feeling pain in every step is frustrating as we are unable to focus on the task we [...]
Depending on where you live, you have probably noticed that winter has arrived a bit early for a good portion of the US, compliments of the massive polar vortex that has taken residence. If you enjoy playing in the winter wonderland, fun activities such as skiing, sledding, and even having a snowball fight are great [...]
Many delicious holiday favorites can be dangerous for the diet, and drinks are no exception. While you may not think that your favorite beverage could be derailing your fitness efforts, the reality is that most drinks are loaded with sugar and calories. But before you put down that glass of eggnog, here are five low [...]
Introduction to Petrified Forest National Park
Pieces of petrified wood dot the area of northeastern Arizona known as Petrified Forest National Park. Scientists believe that the trees were uprooted by floods or lava and washed down to the area. The wood became full of water and covered in volcanic ash and sediment. The wood become petrified [...]
Vacationing anywhere is always full of fun and adventure, but have you ever visited Denver, Colorado? If not, now is your chance to discover the beauty and fun of this sensational city.
Denver, the capital city of Colorado and the largest city in the state, is an incredible sight to see. Located east of the Rocky [...]
When foot pain drags you down and keeps you from enjoying your life the way you see fit, it is time to take action. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain among people and can worsen over time and become a more serious condition such as plantar fasciosis if not [...]
A good run is one that leaves you feeling fantastic, sweaty, and euphoric. Many elements contribute to a good run, and whether you are a new runner or a seasoned pro, you can make your next run even better with these three must-have items.
Transform your run by setting the pace to music.
Your ipod & arm [...]
The Holidays are knocking on our doorstep and you know what that means...eating, eating, and more eating. While it is true that many holiday foods are loaded with carbs, calories, fat, and not exactly healthy for the body, many of them actually come with some great nutritional value that many people are not aware of [...]
Introduction to Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is located in southern Florida and covers 1.5 million acres. Its most alluring feature is its complicated ecosystem. Nearly 11,000 square miles of southern Florida used to be covered in ponds, sloughs, and marshes. A finely balanced ecosystem existed in the area until the early 1900s when settlers [...]
When you say ‘Nashville’ to most people they think of Country Music. There is so much more to Tennessee’s capital than that though. It’s been called the Athens of the south because of its diverse culture and vibrancy. Here are some great places to see during your stay.
Downtown Nashville has quite a few options to [...]
While scarves have been around since ancient times, wearing scarves with just about any wardrobe has become quite the trend in the past couple of decades. Believe it or not, back in the ancient times, men wore scarves in the summertime to help absorb sweat during the hot summer days. Nowadays, there is an enormous [...]
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or ESWT as it is called among podiatrists, is a new treatment option for chronic foot pain, specifically conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel conditions. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive procedure which requires little downtime for recovery. The procedure uses pressure waves that are directed at the areas that are causing [...]
Benefits of Keeping Physically Active
There is no doubt that most people like to live their lives in the best health possible. The real question though, is there a foolproof recipe for stellar health? While there is no guarantee that your health will remain in perfect condition throughout your life, there are many amazing ways to [...]
With all the irresistible holiday treats lurking in every room and around every corner, it is difficult NOT to be tempted to dig your taste buds into some holiday deliciousness. However, as delicious as these types of foods are, they are not so delicious for your body….especially your waistline. When your craving for some divine [...]
San Francisco, California is known for many things. The infamous fire and earthquake of 1906, the Gold Rush of 1849, the sprawling Golden Gate Bridge, and naturally, it’s football team. But San Francisco is also a hotbed of museums, shopping districts, parks and attractions. If you have been searching for the perfect spot for your [...]
With the great state of New Mexico and the surrounding areas being one gigantic desert, consisting of cactus, grass, thorny shrubs, and an occasional tree, you would never know the brilliance that lies beneath. With 119 known caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is definitely a sight to see, despite your first impressions as you enter [...]