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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.

Beat the Wintertime Blues with Natural Light

The office lights may be casting a dark shadow on your health and well being.
 
You’ve heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD—SAD relates to the need we all have for sunlight hormonal regularity and well being. But did you know that we are also affected by artificial light? It’s true. Artificial light has a measurable effect both physically and mentally. However, it’s not always a positive affect.
 

The Best Way to Fight Fat with Dr. Pamela Peeke (Podcast)

Fight belly fat by "hugging a friggin' tree!"
 
Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. A great lover of exercising outdoors, Dr. Peeke explains why outdoor fitness is the best choice for fighting belly fat, and what she calls "toxic belly syndrome."

Take it Outside! Get the Outdoor Fitness Digital Downloads!

More than 50 outdoor exercises & techniques that you can download to your computer and mobile device!  CLICK to VIEW

Turn the Outside World Into Your Own Portable Gym! Included are 50 exercises and techniques requiring no equipment and can be done anywhere, anytime, no matter your age or ability. You can do them while you’re watching your kids at the playground, walking your dog, or while traveling on business.
 

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