Great views of Frijoles Canyon. But the apartments have been empty for nearly 500 years. When the Pueblo people abandoned these spectacular cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Monument. Take an easy hike through an outdoor museum. Climb a ladder and try a room on for size.
A 2-minute exercise to strengthen the muscles you use to stay on your feet. And to strengthen and tone your outer thighs, too. Your abductor muscles. Mission-critical muscles for your next beach vacation. Especially if you step barefoot onto hot sand and start hopping around on one foot.
I've had potatoes on my mind since I used the season's first fresh ones for that killer potato salad. Which recalled a killer hike in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, a 10-mile roundtrip trail that goes up 2,000 feet and burns about 2,000 calories. About 15 big potatoes.
Even if you exercise vigorously for 1 hour every day, too much sitting the rest of the day significantly increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity. So when you're in front of your TV or computer, stand up and do this for a minute.
Yes, a dog might be the best personal trainer. And the best medicine. Could be a dog you borrow from a neighbor. Could even be a dog on video. Click and stay with me - this gets interesting.
Five hours to the top. Four hours back down. Breathtaking views and heavy breathing. This is a thrilling hike if you're in shape for it. If you're not, this mountain's a fantastic reason to get in shape. Click for photos of views you'd never forget.
OK, the toe bone's connected to the foot bone and the foot bone's connected to the leg bone. But the health of each and every bone is connected to how you eat and exercise. It's Monday, so let's consider the exercise part. Tomorrow we'll move on to the eating part.
Want get into a good walking habit? Get a dog or two. Great companions, great trail guides. Improves your cardio- vascular health and reduces stress, too. Lab-tested.
And 4 hikes. All along the Catherine Pass Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, 35 miles from Salt Lake City. From short and easy to longer and tougher, each Way comes with spectacular views, air you want to breathe and a perfect spot for a picnic.
Live six years longer with your Better brain, skin, knees and holiday feasts. Really. Look, feel and think better. And eat more, if you must. And Happy Birthday to Bruce Springsteen who turns 70 today. Tramps like us ...