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Don’t Just Sit There. Shiver!

If you've been shivering during this crazy cold winter season, you've been burning calories. In a very desirable Way. You've been converting white fat to brown fat. Say what? Click to learn two really interesting things. You can do one of them in your chair.
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Boardwalk to Heaven. And a High Swamp

4,000' above the Pacific Ocean, right on top of Kauai's Waimea Canyon. The highest swamp in the world. Eight miles out and back. Strangest, and maybe the coolest, trail I've ever hiked. The Alaka'i Swamp Trail. You have to see the photos.
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Your Monday #8: Strengthen The Flip Side

Good news: all you need is frequent exercise to maintain muscle strength and mass. At any age. Like all fourth-Mondays-of-the-month this year, today comes with a simple, three-minute Way to increase your strength. This month: your triceps, the flip side of your biceps.
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Higher Than Mt. Olympus

If you're thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro, well, you can! I now speak from experience. As time passes, I'll be more inclined to overlook the really difficult stuff and remember only the glorious stuff. So while it's all fresh in my mind, here's a brief illustrated diary of the biggest freakin' hike I ever took.n
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Tasty, Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, you've probably been told to reduce or eliminate your salt consumption. And to exercise regularly. If you're not so good at either one of these, here's a near-zero-sodium salt substitute and some exercise news you might like to know about.
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Your Monday #7: Tightrope Walking

A 3-minute exercise to strengthen and train the muscles you use to stay on your feet. A dynamic balance exercise. It's not as goofy or easy as it looks. A little like tightrope-walking. No rope, no net. You can do it right on the floor.
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Hiking Hong Kong’s Dragon Back

Chinese New Year and surf's up down at Big Wave Bay. Hike the Dragon's Back Trail to Shek O Peak and wind your Way back down to the beach. Let's celebrate the new Year of the Goat like mountain goats. Happy New Year.
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Your Monday #6: Cross Your Legs

Let's start the week loose. Comfortable. Flexible. Because flexible muscles make everything easier and less tiring. Today's Way'll relax and stretch your neck, shoulders, back and hips. Make them feel and function better.
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The Skate That Ate Ottawa

Skate right into town on the Rideau Canal. Hot chocolate and snacks all along the Way. Then put on your shoes: 100 miles of foot and bike paths line the rivers and canals. With dozens of restaurants along the Way. Either Way, burn more calories than you consume on your Winterlude Way. Skating is today's perfect winter sport: outdoors, socially distanced and your mask'll keep your face warm.
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Your Monday #5: Flex your ‘ceps

Like all first-Mondays-of-the-month, today's comes with a simple, gentle one-minute Way to improve your health. Get up! C'mon, you can read standing up. By the time you finish reading this Way, you're done with the first rep of today's healthy exercise.
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