Time to head to the beach. Eat your way through Miami and burn more calories than you consume. Here's an all-day culinary tour that leaves you with a serious calorie deficit. And a big Vitamin D boost.
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.
More than 100 miles of walking and biking trails. Along Lake Michigan on the east side, the Milwaukee River on the west. Two to three hours in the morning; two to three more in the afternoon. In between tasting stops. Burn 1,500 calories along the Way.
Even if you exercise vigorously for an hour daily, 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, do this for a minute, every hour or two.
Chilaquiles for breakfast at the century-old Cafe Tacuba. Six or seven hours of sightseeing. A big, long, slow, late lunch at the even older Bar Alfonso. A siesta. A one-mile stroll around the 16th-century Zocalo, the city's central square. And time to contemplate dinner.
That's Sanskrit for the good old Reverse Plank exercise. Actually, Reverse Plank's probably Modern Gym Class for this age-old yoga pose. That's great for maintaining muscle strength when you start to approach old age. Stronger arm, back and core muscles.
Free this weekend: the hike with a quiet, private, jaw-dropping view of Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome. Three Ways to choose from: 2 miles, 6 miles or 8 miles. They all end at the summit of Sentinel Dome for a view you don't get when you're standing on Half Dome.
A trail to one of the most extraordinary views on the planet. Two huge rivers merging. At a point where they've cut deep, sharp canyons. What you see is what you get - after 20 million years of erosion. Take a walk to a 3D geology lesson.
They're all free during National Parks Week, April 16 - 24. All 401 of them. Dozens of oceanside and mountainside trails are yours for the walking. Like the one to the summit of Sargent Mountain. Seven scenic miles up and back down.
Admission to all the U.S. National Parks is free April 16 - 24. All 400 of them. Even the first and still the most amazing one: Yellowstone. Old Faithful and the majority of the planet's geysers are here. Free for a week. Really cheap every other week.