Category: Nature and outdoors

Valentine’s Day or everyday, you might have candy on your mind. But there are all kinds of candy. In my world, exercise makes us feel so good, and it’s as much of a pleasure and reward as candy. Even better–it’s a gift that goes on giving, even after you’re done.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King

Which emotion do you most equate with physical activity—love or hate? Think about it. As I write this, it’s Martin Luther King Day, and although we don’t automatically think of him when we think of fitness, I find his wonderful quote quite inspiring in every aspect of life, including fitness. Let me explain.

According to the American Council on Exercise, the average American ​takes in 3000 cal​ories​ at the typical Thanksgiving dinner. Some of us ​vacuum up even more… Kind of a disaster when you consider 2000 calories a day is all that most of us need. That’s a lot of turkey trotting to stay in balance and […]

Traveling is no obstacle to feeling energetic and relaxed. I’ve been walking the talk during my travels in Europe this summer. Here’s a quick guide to my strategy–so easy even a child can do it! In fact, every age and fitness level can play along. The basic plan: visit one park each day. Here are 5 tips to help that happen easily.

Is the heat keeping you sitting indoors? No need here are 8 simple ways to work smarter to keep going without wilting. Hint: one will make you giggle.

The official Green Gym Day is just around the corner–the second Sunday of June. It’s easy enough to come up with ideas about what to do for any one day, whether you’re an adult or a child. But the official Green Gym Day is just the beginning, and I hope you’ll be inspired and motivated to make every day green gym day – and that means having a stash of ideas. Here’s your stash.

Have you ever noticed how, every once in awhile, two or three things happen in a row that add up to make you go “Aha!”? Here’s how to be part of a little miracle.

I’m super excited to have been invited back to BBox Radio, interviewed by Maxine Margo Rubin on her Many Shades of Green radio show. Hope you will be able to have a listen. Maxine puts me on the spot to come up with ten Nancercizes right then and there! Our interview will air this Wednesday, May 15th, at 2PM, and again on Thursday, 9:30am, Sunday 8 am, and Monday 10:30am.

Join us on June 9th, Green Gym Day, the first worldwide day of play for everyone. Green Gym Day is the day you’ve been waiting for–an excuse to get outdoors and play. Once you experience how good it feels to be active outdoors, you might make everyday Green Gym Day. My partners and I are using social media to promote the day and get more people outdoors, for the sheer pleasure of it. We’re inviting everyone to share their activities on the day with everyone else who takes part, via photos and video clips, which will be used to create a video montage of the day. 

Spring is an especially poetic time of year for nature. Here are some quotes from Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Margaret Atwood, Rachel Carson and others. What’s your favorite nature quote?