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a smiling woman with hair being blown in the wind
By Joseph Hart
When it comes to the quest for greater happiness, waiting and hoping are out. Learning and practicing are in.  Here’s how to create your own happy reality — starting now.
a couple hug and laugh as they walk away from their car
By Karen Olson
Setting aside time for restoration isn't just good for your health — it just might help you be more productive and creative, too.
An illustration of the scavenger-hunt workout
By Nicole Radziszewski
Get fit and have a blast with this adventurous outdoor workout.
Girls' Sports
By Heidi Wachter
Research shows that playing organized sports offers young girls a better shot at a healthy, successful future. 
5 Ways to Bring On Play
By Andrew Heffernan
Inspire your next workout with these strategies for incorporating more fun.
By Yael Grauer
What are some good ways to include my dog in my workouts?
An illustration of a man doing a lunge on a rock outside.
By Andrew Heffernan
Enjoy all the perks — and avoid the pitfalls — of exercising outdoors this summer.
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Experience Life’s fitness editor discovers that PrimalCon — an immersion into primal living in the modern world — involves more than just eating like a caveman.
Paddling Tips
By Laurel Kallenbach
A canoe transports you to places you’d never see otherwise — at a speed that allows you to appreciate them.
photo of car's sidemirror
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
No matter how often or how far you move, relocating is a major, often emotional, life change. Here on some tips on how to deal.
inner athlete
By Laurel Kallenbach
Strategies for rethinking your self-image and goals so you can enjoy the benefits of a realistic, and really fun, fitness identity.
Putting Kids — and Fun — Back Into Kids’ Sports
By Experience Life Staff
Tips for exercising like a kid again.
By Laurel Kallenbach
Whether you hire an instructor or head off to surf camp, learning to ride the waves is an excellent way to conquer your fears.
Fitness passion
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
Not wild about working out? Maybe you just haven’t found the right activities for you. Here’s how to start falling in love with physical activity.
girl running with heart balloon
By Sally Edwards and Bev Robinson
Kids and tweens today aren’t getting enough exercise. You may think of their attachment to electronic gadgets as a big part of the problem, but two fitness experts explain why one gadget in particular — a heart-rate monitor — may be an important part of the solution.
soccer players
By Karen Bannan
Weary of your workouts? Ditch the drudgery and the long face, friend! You’re due for an amusement infusion.
By Kara Douglass Thom
Routines – even healthy ones – have a way of becoming, well, routine. Here's how to put the fun back into your fitness experience.
By Joe Hart
When it comes to exercise, the more, the better . . . right? Not necessarily. Finding your own fitness sweet spot is a balancing act.
By Matthew Solan
Listen up: There's a quiet subculture of outdoor enthusiasts who prefer muscle power to motorized recreation — and they're beginning to make some noise.
By Elizabeth Larsen
10 reasons to celebrate (and ways to get even happier in the process).
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