From swimming holes to wild berries, it’s prime time for hikers. Tick off these 44 trips and experiences to make the most of the season. Author: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan Publish date: Jul 2, 2019 Updated on Jun 28, 2019 1. Wake up fast. Reach the Little Colorado River via the Salt Trail Canyon in Navajo Nation, Arizona. 2. Soak in Fifth Water Hot Springs. Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT These steamy tubs stacked under a trio of waterfalls don’t just feel heavenly: Minerals burbling up from the deep turn the pools bright shades of cobalt, periwinkle, and olive green, making them look pretty darn heavenly, too. Your au naturel spa day is an easy, 2.3-mile (one-way) hike away. Start along Sixth Water Creek; at mile 1.1, cross the bridge to trace Fifth Water Creek into Diamond Fork Canyon. Follow the smell of sulphur to the soaking pools, which begin 1.3 miles past the bridge. The underground hot springs mix with the chilly cascades to … [Read more...] about 44 Ways to Have Your Best Summer Ever This Year
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Warm summer days bring sunshine, vacations, and blissful time spent outdoors. But they also bring swarms of mosquitoes and other insects out to get their fill—which could leave you trying to figure out how to protect yourself and loved ones from painful bites and stings that could trigger allergy or disease. This is when many people consider trying a natural mosquito repellent, hoping that these products might be better for their health and the environment than standard bug sprays. But do natural mosquito repellents work? According to University of California, Davis entomologist Walter Leal, who has done pioneering research on insects’ sense of smell, the answer is “Yes and no.” DEET vs. Natural Mosquito Repellent According to Leal, the common chemical DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), remains the most effective repellent on the market—the gold standard in fending off insects. It works by “blinding” mosquitoes to human presence by preventing … [Read more...] about Does Natural Mosquito Repellent Actually Work?
While you’re getting your nightly shut-eye, your body is still pretty active, even if you’re not aware of it. When you’re asleep, your body actually speeds up cell repair and cell growth while your brain processes and discards the useless information you’ve accumulated throughout the day. Not to mention, your body does all these other strange things while you sleep, too.But do you burn calories during your nightly slumber, and if so, how many? You do, and it might be more than you think: “While the body isn’t burning nearly the amount of calories as it would in motion, it is far from zero,” Bill Fish, co-founder of the sleep-better website Tuck.com, tells RD.com.How many calories do you burn while sleeping?It depends on your body weight, the amount of time you’re asleep, and your body temperature, says Cathy Posey, RD, a blogger and nutrition coach from happyhouseful.com. She offers a simple way to approximate how many … [Read more...] about This is how many calories you burn in your sleep
By Merrill Shindler | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 9:30 pm Bidding farewell to the old year marks not just the start of a new year but also our annual national New Year’s Resolution Pledge to get in shape (at long last), and lose the pounds we were going to a years ago. But then, Ben & Jerry’s came out with all those great new flavors, a brand new pizza place opened with some really terrific pies and…well, you know how it is. The Battle of the Bulge was lost, before it even began. Now, as a guy who eats for a living (and who lives to eat!), my fight against middle-age spread is a daily challenge. I mean, really, who can resist a massive bacon-chili-cheeseburger, with onion rings, when it sits before you, crying out, “Eat me! Eat me!” In my life, I’ve been really skinny (okay, I was 12 years old at the time), and really, let’s say, large. I know the questionable joys of obesity, and … [Read more...] about Where to find the best seafood in the South Bay
21 Dec Everything You Ever Need to Know About Olive Oil Posted at 22:42h in Blog by Victoria I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Whenever I travel through countries such as Spain I can’t help but notice how healthy, simple and fresh the food tastes, so I try to incorporate this type of diet into my daily life as much as possible. Olive Oil is a staple of the Mediterranean lifestyle and something that I’m sure we all use in the kitchen on a daily basis, but it’s amazing how little I knew about this “liquid gold”…until now! Whenever I browsed the shelves in the supermarket I had no idea what really makes the difference between “Extra-Virgin”, “Virgin” and regular “Olive Oil” or how to even properly store it. But thankfully Olive Oils from Spain and the EU have joined their efforts to promote and bring the European healthy lifestyle and Olive Oils to … [Read more...] about Everything You Ever Need to Know About Olive Oil