Before you wade into the Falls, you'll have to stroll across Ke'e Beach. And then you have to walk along two miles of the legendary Kalalau Trail, hanging a couple hundred feet above the brilliant blue Pacific. Yes, it's tough hiking here on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.
Here's another Way to amuse yourself while you exercise. With a Stability Ball. It's unstable. It rolls. Unless you exert force to keep it in place. Which means you engage many large and small muscles. Very time-efficient. And it burns more calories.
Kauai's Nu'alolo Ridge Trail delivers a visual punch line that's more powerful than any other I've seen. Even now, on my tenth or twelfth visit, it still gets me. Doesn't take me by surprise, but it still takes me. To that place where you really can't think, you just sense.
Better at exercising in the Living Room. Where it's convenient. And free. No equipment or Spandex required. No excuses. Burn 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Amaze yourself. Once a month. Outdoors. This is a great new habit to create. A monthly high that'll turn into a weekly high because it's so good you'll actually want to do it every day. Here's how to kickstart the habit.
Probably slept late this morning, huh? So this might be a good time to think about sleep. More than 75% of us think poor sleep causes health problems. More than 25% of us report being frequently too sleep-deprived to have sex. I think this calls for a resolution.
OK, it's not really a test. More like a quick online survey. It's called "How Fit Are You Really?" It's all about your Cardio-Respiratory Fitness level. Which the American Heart Association now says should be regarded as a "vital sign", just like blood pressure. And should be part of your regular physical exam.
Pretty balmy here at sea level. You wake up to tropical birds. You look through palms to the Pacific. You look up to the summit of Mauna Kea. To see that while you were sleeping ... it snowed. A lot. Surfing seems so yesterday. Skiing seems so today.
I spend as much time as possible on my feet. Out on the trail, in on the treadmill, back and forth to the grocery store. I don't count steps, but I know that every step you take ... lands on one of your feet. So take care of them both.
Bring the great outdoors ... indoors. Make it easy - even enjoyable - to get some exercise. Replace boredom with stunning natural beauty. Turn tedium into relaxed exhilaration. For 99 cents.