OAK Makes a Move to Get More Kids Active Outdoors in Support of America’s Great Outdoors and Let’s Move Outside

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To commemorate its one year anniversary and celebrate National Get Outdoors Month, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is launching a new Facebook application to inspire and encourage young people to get outside, and be active. In support of the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative and the First Lady's Let's Move Outside! program, the new Get Your Nature On Facebook application will pr...

Restore, Revive & Rejuvenate: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Yoga & Spa Retreat June 3-5

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Whether you're single, a couple or a group of friends looking to restore, revive and rejuvenate, the Devil's Thumb Ranch June Yoga Spa Retreat is the perfect, easy-to reach getaway to transition from winter doldrums to summer-inspiring optimism.Located 65 miles west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park, participants will be pampered, indulged and enlightened with yoga, meditation, dining,...

Recharge and Renew at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival

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Spring is a time for new beginnings and there is no better place to renew your body and spirit than in Sun Valley, Idaho this Memorial Day weekend, at the 14th annual Sun Valley Wellness Festival, known as one of the premier festivals of its kind in the US. The three day celebration, held at the famous Sun Valley Resort May 27-30, will focus on the theme of Bridging Science and Spirituality, and w...

Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger Parks Join President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

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Fifty-two national parks and thousands of Let's Move Outside Junior Rangers are heading into autumn determined to keep families moving. The National Park Service and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition are teaming up to encourage American families to add outdoor activity to their days. While kids earn their Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger designation, every member of the fami...

National Parks Reward Physical Activity

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“Let's Move Outside, Junior Rangers!” is First Lady Michelle Obama's call to kids across the country. Today, 16 national parks – for a total of 36 nationwide – launch Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger. National Park Junior Rangers will not only have fun and get exercise but also receive an extra reward for working up a sweat. So far this summer, thousands of kids have earned the title while discove...

The National Wildlife Federation New Whole Child Report Examines Holistic Health Impacts

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For American parents who want their kids to be fit, focused and feeling good, the first step is out the front or back door. National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has issued a health report, Whole Child: Developing Mind, Body and Spirit through Outdoor Play, which is based on the current trend toward a holistic approach to health. The report reveals how American childhood's move inside over the last 2...

Why Getting Outdoors May Help Avoid Silent and Deadly Heart Condition

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Summer welcomes warmer temperatures and the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy some heart-healthy activities. It's a great time to take advantage of the season with hiking, walking, or outdoor sports— not only are these activities fun, but they can help reduce the risk for circulation disorders. Now is the time to commit to exercise and a heart-healthy lifestyle, before you become another casua...

Do What You Love and Be Rewarded With a Healthy Life

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Biking, walking, knitting, gardening- all are hobbies that can be enjoyed by anyone. But when people encounter difficult situations, they can transform these simple pastimes into long-term pursuits that give them a reason to keep going. For cyclist John Funke, motivation was exactly what he needed when a cancer diagnosis threatened to end his life. “A year ago, I was in bad shape,” he recalls,...

Are skiers and snowboarders prone to head injuries?

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There is growing evidence that the risk of head injury and of loss of consciousness increases when a person is not wearing a helmet and falls while skiing or snowboarding, according to a new report published in the fall 2009 issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.

Remote Runs That Beat The Crowds and Give Something Back

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For runners who love running for a cause but hate the crowds, here are suggestions of three organized runs off the beaten path that offer incredible scenery AND make a difference.