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Five Ways to Help Your Kids Love Fitness

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Love Fitness | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
As parents, we wear so many hats: nurse, chauffer, cook, maid…We often overlook a very important aspect of our children’s health: how much physical activity our kids are getting each day. Encouraging your kids to stay active can be a challenge when there are so many other things competing for time. The U.S Department of [...]
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Wilderness Inquiry and The Woods Project Create a New Generation of Outdoor Leaders - Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry and The Woods Project Create a New Generation of Outdoor Leaders - Wilderness Inquiry | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it

Extended time outdoors leads to growth and leadership that translates into other areas of life. 

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Teach city kids to be outdoor fitness leaders, starting right in their own backyards and city parks.
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The Case for the Disconnected Commute

The Case for the Disconnected Commute | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.
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Getting away from it all.
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Which Is Better: Riding a Spin Bike or Riding Outdoors?

Which Is Better: Riding a Spin Bike or Riding Outdoors? | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Indoor and outdoor cycling offer a lot of the same benefits, but are they the same? We tapped top experts to explain the major differences and similarities.
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Um, they forgot to mention the scenery, the natural light, the breeze in your hair.... 
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The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature

The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
A new book argues that spending time outside can serve as a welcome reprieve from the constant stimuli of modern life.
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Most of us feel this intrinsically. So why are we still spending only 5% of our time outdoors?
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The (Pretty Much Totally) Complete Health Case for Urban Parks, Trees, and Nature

The (Pretty Much Totally) Complete Health Case for Urban Parks, Trees, and Nature | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
An annotated, chart-filled look at the scientific evidence.
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Everything you need to know about nature and your health (Nancercizers have known this for years.)
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Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those With Early Alzheimer’s

Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those With Early Alzheimer’s | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Some people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease showed improved physical abilities and slowed memory loss from a walking program.
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Don't forget to get out there and  take a walk.
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Even the Easiest Exercise Makes People Happier

Even the Easiest Exercise Makes People Happier | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Who’s up for some gentle walking?
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No excuses. Really. Just take a walk in the park.
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4PlayChannel's comment, February 20, 1:55 AM
That's great and really relieving.
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For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In

For Better Vision, Let the Sunshine In | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.
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Let your kids play outdoors already.
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Why Walking is Worth the Effort for Me

Why Walking is Worth the Effort for Me | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Picking my son up from school in a car would undoubtedly be quicker with
less effort on my part. But the benefits of walking outnumber the
challenges.
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Make the process of getting there meaningful.
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So true!!
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You’ll be able to walk from Manhattan to Buffalo by 2020

You’ll be able to walk from Manhattan to Buffalo by 2020 | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
By 2020 New York will be home to the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile walking and biking path that will connect the state’s major cultural and environmental attractions.
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I can't wait until 2020! 
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It’s Time to Set Broadway Free

It’s Time to Set Broadway Free | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Closing the street to traffic from end to end would create an unfettered corridor for pedestrians and bicycles.
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Imagine walking or biking along the center of the entire length of Manhattan. Pinch me, I'm dreaming! 
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China Puts a Hitch in the Step of ‘Dancing Grannies’

China Puts a Hitch in the Step of ‘Dancing Grannies’ | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
The Chinese government has issued rules that aim to regulate the ad hoc public dancing that has become popular in recent years.
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Not sure if this is a good thing? 
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More Mental and Physical Benefits from Outdoor Exercise

More Mental and Physical Benefits from Outdoor Exercise | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
A systematic review has analysed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in a natural environment.
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Surprise!
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Green Buildings Should Feel Like Being Outside

Green Buildings Should Feel Like Being Outside | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Here’s how to close the gap between interior spaces and the outside world.
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Every  little bit of nature helps.
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Dao of Exercise

Dao of Exercise | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it

 Why less may be more when it comes to exercise. Limit cardio workouts and vigorous exercise.

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Let's get real and let's get out. Being moderate also feels better, ultimately.
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5 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

5 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Have you noticed how nature gives its own subtle forecast clues?
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More reasons to spend time outdoors. Who knew dandelions were talking to us?
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Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
What jet lag, insomnia and mental illness have in common.
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Oh goody! More rationale for exercising outdoors first thing in the morning. 
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This Is Your Brain on Nature

This Is Your Brain on Nature | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Urban green space is a balm for all sorts of stuff. In a new book, The Nature Fix, Florence Williams makes the case for why we should all be spending more time outside.
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You deserve a break today.
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2016 Great Outdoors Lab Conference: Recap and What’s Next

On April 21st, the Sierra Club, Greater Good Science Center, REI, and HipCamp hosted the 2nd Annual Great Outdoors Lab (GO Lab) conference at the Log Cabin in San Francisco with panelists and participants joining us from across the country. Building off of the success of last year’s conference, we heard updates about the progress of different evidence-based research on how the emotion of awe triggers positive physiological and mental health changes when people spend time in nature. This research is critical for institutions, patient care providers, and policy-oriented organizations that are using park prescriptions or similar alternative treatments for a variety of conditions. A panel of practitioners discussed the challenges facing park prescriptions and the obstacles they encountered in getting their peers to engage more broadly with nature as medicine.
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Wow! A whole conference on the benefits of outdoors.
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Forget Fitness Do Human Things

We’re so focused on getting our bodies ready for life that we forget to live.
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We’re so focused on getting our bodies ready for life that we forget to live.
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Look out for these five tricks gyms use to manipulate you into signing up

Look out for these five tricks gyms use to manipulate you into signing up | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Behind the uplifting messages of transformation is an often ugly commercial reality of an over-supplied market more interested in your money than your health.

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Another reason to take advantage of a nearby park.
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Working Out — in a Museum

Working Out — in a Museum | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Early in the morning, before the crowds descend on the Met, an exercise class gathers to jog, jump and dance among the masterpieces.

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Be the ART.
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When will we see working out in an Art Gallery?
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Re-thinking Public Parks as “Green Gyms” for Outdoor Exercise | Active Design Miami

Re-thinking Public Parks as “Green Gyms” for Outdoor Exercise | Active Design Miami | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
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American Public Health Association - Safer Cycling Through Improved Infrastructure

American Public Health Association - Safer Cycling Through Improved Infrastructure | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
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 "The United States has much higher fatality and serious injury rates per kilometer cycled than comparable high-income countries. Controlling for exposure levels, cyclist fatalities in 2010 per 100 million kilometers cycled were 4.7 in the United States versus 1.0 in the Netherlands, 1.1 in Denmark, and 1.3 in Germany. Serious injury rates in 2010 were also much higher in the United States: 207 serious injuries per 100 million kilometers cycled versus 44 in Germany." ~ From American Journal of Public Health
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The Guide to National Parks Without a Car | offMetro World

The Guide to National Parks Without a Car | offMetro World | Outdoor Fitness | Scoop.it
Discover how to get to National Parks without a car. From Arches to Yosemite to Acadia, this comprehensive car-free guide will inspire your next adventure!
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Now we can get there greener. We don't need no stinkin' car!
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