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Come Hiking With Merrell and FitSugar!

Posted By Sponsor on Aug 4, 2011 at 3:50PM

Join FitSugar and Merrell on an urban hike along the San Francisco Bay for the best of both worlds — the beach and some city bustle!

On Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 pm, join FitSugar editor Susi May and Sugar’s hiking enthusiasts to explore the beautiful sights of Crissy Field! You’ll enjoy what’s in your very own backyard with some great company and fit in some exercise while you’re at it! We’ll be giving away eco-friendly water bottles to keep you hydrated and FitSugarTV will be on hand to cover it all. Space is limited, so RSVP to HikeSF@sugarinc.com to secure your spot. For a preview, be sure to download our Crissy Field hiking guide here. Enjoy!

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All the Right Gear For Summer Hikes

Posted By Heather Dale on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:36PM

Clockwise from top left: Black Diamond Spot Headlamp ($40), Columbia Omni Shade Sun Goddess Booney ($20), Patagonia Borderless Short ($48), Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($18), Guyot Squishy Bowl and Cup Set ($15), Brooks Cascadia 6 ($110), Feel Goodz Flip-Flops ($25), Thorlo CoolMax Light Hiker Socks ($16), ASICS Abby Shimmel Tank Top ($35), CamelBak Vantage 35 Hydration Pack ($149).

Come Hiking With Merrell and FitSugar!

Posted By Sponsor on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:00AM

Come hiking and explore the outdoors with Merrell and FitSugar in your own backyard!

On Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m. sharp, join FitSugarTV host Zelana Montminy and Sugar’s hiking enthusiasts for some old fashion exercise and great company on a scenic stroll through Los Angeles’s Will Rogers Park. FitSugarTV will be there filming it all and we’ll be giving away eco-friendly water bottles to keep you hydrated! Space is limited, so RSVP to HikeLA@sugarinc.com to secure your place. You’ll receive a confirmation email as the event approaches, but to get fired up be sure to download our Will Rogers Park hiking guide here. Enjoy!

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The Dos and Don'ts of Hiking

Posted By Fitness on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:01AM

Hiking is all about setting your mind free while getting your heart pumping. As freeing as your time outside may be, there are some rules that hikers must follow — call it the hiking code of conduct if you will! See the dos and don’ts of hiking below.

Dos:

  • If you’re hiking alone, be sure to tell someone where you are, just in case!
  • Stick to the trail, so you don’t disrupt the natural habitat.
  • If nature calls while you’re on the trail, be sure to avoid natural water sources and veer slightly off trail. If you use toilet paper, pack it out with you.

Dont's:

  • Don’t disrupt the animals — it is their home, after all.
  • Don’t take anything but photos. Picking flowers or plants is a big no-no.
  • Do not litter. Whatever you bring on your hike, make sure you throw it away in the trash.
  • Be mindful of other hikers, and respect the quietness of nature.
  • Click on the city nearest you for a custom hiking guide — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, or New York.

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Do You Prefer Hiking Alone or With a Companion?

Posted By Fitness on Jun 27, 2011 at 3:00AM

While some say hiking alone is dangerous, there is something very peaceful about getting some much-needed alone time in a beautiful and serene setting. Hiking with friends on the other hand is a great way to play catchup while burning calories and getting your heart pumping. No one way is better, so tell us: do you prefer to hike alone or with a companion?

Before you take the poll, don't forget to click on the city nearest you for a custom hiking guide — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, or New York.

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Urban Hikes Are Hikes, Too!

Posted By Fitness on Jun 20, 2011 at 12:01AM

Enjoying nature and getting outdoors doesn’t mean you have to hop in the car to drive to your favorite hiking destination. Urban hiking can be just as vigorous and adventurous as trail hiking, so be sure to bring the same essentials with you: water, snacks, layers, an ID, and some cash — just in case.

Whether you map out a trail or wander with no destination in mind, be sure to mix up the terrain in order to get a better workout. Also, be sure to take advantage of the wide sidewalks — take your baby stroller with you or hold hands with your honey. Keep a lookout for cars and always have your eyes open for hidden gems you might otherwise overlook. Have fun urban hiking!

Click on the city nearest you for a custom hiking guide.

San Francisco   Los Angeles   Seattle

Chicago   Boston   New York

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Reap the Benefits of Hiking This Season

Posted By Fitness on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:00AM

We all know that regular exercise does a body good, but feeling restrained behind gym walls can leave you feeling burned out and unmotivated. To mix things up and add adventure to your workout, get outside and hike! Educate yourself on its amazing health benefits.

  • Hiking lowers blood pressure by opening arteries and taking stress off the heart.
  • Hiking reduces stress levels.
  • Hiking is a great way to let your mind go while working up a sweat, catching some rays, and taking in some fresh air.
  • An hour of hiking can burn a whopping 355 calories!

Click on the city nearest to you for a customized hiking guide — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, or New York.

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Get Your One-on-One Time While Burning Calories!

Posted By Fitness on Jun 8, 2011 at 3:00AM

When the weather is nice, it's time to take advantage of the great outdoors with the ones you love. Planning a hiking date with your special someone is easy, cost effective, and good for the mind, body, and spirit. Check out these tips to maximize your romantic experience on the trail:

  • Don't wear new hiking boots — you don't want aching feet to take away from the day.
  • If you decide to make a whole day of it, pack a few essentials like snacks, water, a book, and a blanket so you can enjoy a rest along the way.
  • Bring layers!

Click on the city nearest you for a custom hiking guide — San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, or New York.

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Don't Forget to Enter to Win Merrell Gear and a Trip of a Lifetime!

Posted By Sponsor on Apr 22, 2011 at 3:00AM

Merrell is giving away $300 to three lucky winners, so don't forget to tell us where your feet would lead you if you had your choice of an outdoor adventure — think big or small! By logging in to PopSugar and leaving a comment here, you'll be automatically entered to win, and how nice does a $300 shopping spree sound?

Better yet, Merrell has an amazing giveaway of its own! By trying on a pair of Merrell Barefoot, you'll be entered to win one of three exciting trips that are sure to knock your socks off! The contest is almost over, so don't forget to leave a comment here and to stop by an authorized Merrell retailer near you. Good luck!

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