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By Monte Paulsen
To explore the earth's deepest, darkest secrets, consider traveling to earth's deepest, darkest places. Discover the draw of caving, and decide if you, too, want to probe to new depths.
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By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Whether he's teaching outdoor survival skills or hosting the History Channel's Digging for the Truth, Josh Bernstein seizes every opportunity to put himself in direct contact with nature's wisdom and wilderness.
By Cathy Madison
Think time off is a waste of time? For the sake of your health and happiness, you just might want to reconsider.
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By Anjula Razdan
Has your life become a bit too routine and predictable? Maybe you're due for a dose of the extraordinary.
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By Experience Life Staff
Whether your goal is to win a 10K or drop some unwanted pounds, cardio testing can help you streamline your workouts and maximize your results.
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By Elizabeth Noll
Chemo treatments and broken bones haven't stopped Phil Zerante from chasing his dream of playing college football. Meet a teen who is living proof that passion can sometimes be the best medicine.
By Karen Asp
Evolve your workouts and lay claim to some righteous rewards: more motivation, exhilaration and satisfaction await those who are willing to reach for new fitness limits.
By Victoria Freeman
If you want to take off — and keep off — unwanted pounds, a healthy metabolism is your body's best fat-burning friend. Find out which habits can make or break your body's ability to produce energy from would-be pudge.
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By Erin Peterson
Ready for a healthy change, Kevin Gustafson sought the support he needed. By combining a nutrition plan and exercise program, he got impressive results.
By Dimity McDowell
If the thought of pounding the pavement makes you want to head for the hills, trail running may offer profound appeal. Find out why millions of runners are taking to the trails.
By Jennifer Dennis
Hop off the double-decker bus. Then swap your same-old sightseeing for a more personal – and sensory – vacation experience.
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By Experience Life Staff
Do you know your own strength? Are you making the most of your resistance workout? Find out how to use fitness testing to your advantage – and how to put your muscle to the test.
By Experience Life Staff with reporting by Paul Scott
Whether you work for a living or live for your work, managing your physical health and fitness may be more critical to your career than you realized. Find out why the shape you're in can make or break your success.
By Laurel Kallenbach
Tired of shortchanging your exercise routine while you're traveling for work? Try blending your business trip with a total-body outdoor experience.
By Megan McMorris
No time? No problem. You can still squeeze in a worthwhile cardio or weightlifting workout on even your busiest days.
By Christy DeSmith
Is your favorite active pursuit leading you somewhere? Like a starting line, perhaps? Get the beginner's scoop on everything from finding an ideal event to celebrating your first finish.
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By Kermit Pattison
A chronic case of computer neck can undermine your work and your workouts. So don't sit and suffer. Start getting the kinks out – now.
By Fernando Pages Ruiz
Working with a personal trainer or an exercise Instructor is a great way to boost your fitness know-how – particularly if you take an active role in your own learning.
By Kermit Pattison
You worked hard - and now you're feeling the hurt. Time to get wise about delayed onset muscle soreness.
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By Jamie Kuenster
It took years, and more than one medical scare, for LaDawn Riggs to move beyond good intentions and yo-yo dieting. But once she did, the results were life changing.
By Sarah Tuff
You may not make it to the Games in Italy this winter, but there's no reason you can't learn to ski jump, speed skate and even tackle the luge like an Olympian.
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