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To Get Fitter Faster You'll Need Muscular Strength and Endurance

What's the Best Method to Get Fit Fast?
A friend of mine is on a mission - a mission to lose weight for an upcoming date. The date is a trip to Mexico, where she'll be sporting her new bikini, in front of her new Beau. Her mission is intense and has included up to two hours per day of long, slow "fat burning" running. That is, until she injured herself and her Achilles tendon from overuse.
 
Question: What's the fasted and smartest way to get fit and lose weight?

3 Secrets to Living - and Loving - An Active Life

This is a post from RealAge.com with tips from my book Outdoor Fitness.
 
Most of us start the new year or a new season in love with our new workout gear, only to see it gather dust in the closet a month later. Here's how to keep your interest in activity alive and kicking.

Recalibrate Your Brain with the PMJ Technique - (Video & Podcast included)

Mental Focus is the key to BodyMind Health (Video & Podcast included)
In Outdoor Fitness, you cultivate mental focus just as you develop physical strength and endurance. It’s a component to all the workouts, a skill to develop and hone, a tool to spur you to greater achievements and better health for your bodymind.

 What is mental focus?

Simply, it’s the ability to concentrate on the task at hand, to put your attention on the present moment, without interruption from internal chatter or external distractions.

Step-by-Step to Dynamic Walking

Put spring in your stride with these simple tips (written by Tina Vindum for Gaiam.com)
 
No matter where you live, springtime is the right time to get back outside and ramp up your physical activity. Walking might be the best way to get in mental and physical shape, especially if you prefer to avoid crowded gyms and exhaustive training. Your body was made to move, and with the changing of the season, now is the perfect time to start walking more. Follow these suggestions to get the most out of each step:

Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors

From the original article written by Tina Vindum for Athleta Chi. 
 
It’s the first nice day in more than a week. After days and days of rain, people on the street seem to be less stressed — smiling more, interacting more, and making eye contact. What is it about being outdoors—especially on a nice day?
 
There’s Power Out There!
Mounting research shows the profound effect that fresh air, plants, trees and natural outdoor elements have on our health and well-being.

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