Which is a Better Workout: Treadmill or Elliptical Trainer?

We live in a society obsessed with losing weight and getting fit. In response there are countless products on the market that claim to get you in shape. Most are fads that come and go. For example, how many people are still working out with a Thigh Master. But, occasionally an exercise machine is designed that gets results. It promotes fitness and wellness. It helps both novice and fitness enthusiasts reach their exercise goals. It has ‘staying’ power! The two most popular fitness machines that fit this qualification are treadmills and elliptical trainers. The tried and true treadmill has been around for years. It remains popular due to its appeal to both novice and seasoned athletes. It is a simple …

Kayaking Gifts for Christmas

Finding good Christmas gifts ideas is easy if you think about a persons hobbies. If you are buying for person who enjoys kayaking, here are a few ideas for kayaking gifts. Kayaking Gifts Kayaking is a sport that appears to require relatively small amounts of equipment. In truth, it is much more than a paddle and a kayak, which provides you with a lot of potential gift ideas. 1. Drip Rings Drip rings are placed on each end of a paddle and keep water from running back up the paddle to your hands. While this may sound odd given that youre sitting in water, it is incredibly annoying to have water running over your hands all of the times. Drip …

Rock Hard Abs! Do You Have What it Takes?

If your abs look good, your whole body looks good. Having Big arms and chest is one thing but having rock hard defined abs is so another. Everyone knows that nothing turns heads like a defined full set of abs. And hey, chicks love em. What more needs to be said. Contrary to popular belief, the abs or Rectus Abdominis is really only one muscle. It stretches from the top of your pelvis up to your ribcage. The “six-pack” as it is called is merely sections of this one muscle. Dispelling the Ab Myths: The action of any muscle is simply to contract. And as you can’t contract half your bicep or quad, it makes sense that you cannot contract …

Safe Hiking At Outdoor Travel Destination

Hiking can be a great outdoor vacation or adventure, and usually it is not dangerous. But, you are outside and often find yourself far from civilization, and you could get injured or even worse. With that in mind, it is very beneficial to heed some basic safety tips to keep your hiking adventure a pleasant experience. First, do not travel alone. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. If you are strolling along a well-traveled area, you are probably safe. But, hiking through a thick forested area with canyons and winding trails is a different story. You could easily get lost. Traveling with someone can help in many ways, especially if your partner has some experience with hiking. You …