4 Gift Ideas for All Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Stuck on gift ideas for the outdoorsy person in your life? Don’t know where to begin looking? It can be daunting shopping for an avid outdoor activity fanatic; there are stacks of options in the marketplace. Before you resort to the reliable-but-boring gift card option, check out these suggestions for the perfect outdoor enthusiast gift.

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Winter Cycling: How to Avoid Hypothermia on Two Wheels

Cycling is a fantastic form of exercise, no matter what level of fitness you are currently at. The trouble is most people think of it as a fair weather sport. They assume that with the cold, wet and windy conditions prevalent during the winter months, riding on a bike is going to be a deeply unpleasant experience. And they would probably be correct because without the right clothing, winter cycling really isn’t much fun!

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How to Stay Hygienic at the Gym


Gyms and fitness centres can house many germs that can make you sick. People sweat all over the equipment and most do not wipe it clean, or do not clean it properly after use. The best measures to take to ensure your facility is as hygienic is possible is to take a proactive approach. Here are some tips to help you to ensure your hygienic safety while at the fitness centre.

Wipe Equipment Before and After Use

Fitness centres are hot places with sweaty people touching everything. You can never be sure that other members are doing the right thing and wiping down the equipment after every use unless you see them. Be proactive and wipe down your machines before and after you use them. Take extra steps to know that you are doing your part in keeping the environment and yourself as germ-free as possible. Wiping equipment also includes you! Wash your hands immediately after you finish your fitness session and wash all your gear when you get home.

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Ways to Become a Healthier Individual

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Ever look at that last slice of cake and think you could be doing so much better for yourself? Now is the time to start changing your lifestyle and become a healthier person. It’s hard and you won’t enjoy the changes at first, but in the long run you will feel better about yourself and enjoy life so much more. Follow these steps to begin your path to better health.

Watch What You Eat

You might hear it all the time, but eating well really is the most important part of becoming a healthier person. Get rid of the junk food at home; as long as it’s there, it’s a temptation. That means anything sugary, fatty or salty. Replace it with fresh and dried fruits and nuts. Start cooking meals in bulk because it’s easier to stick to your diet if your meals are already prepared. Nutrition is incredibly important to becoming healthy. It isn’t necessarily about eating less though; it’s eating better that makes all the difference.

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Jen Selter interview

Workout queen Jen Selter is known for her amazing butt, and here she’s with the editors of Cosmo talking about her butt workouts. You’ll have to fast forward through other stuff to get to Jen but she shows off some of her classic moves and great tips.