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Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target? – The New York Times

Very interesting research on postal service workers in Scotland, but already on the books. My ongoing research confirms that brisk walking, while mixing in occasional intervals, and even 30 second run bursts yields greatest health benefits. However, it will be … Continue reading

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Is coffee healthy for you, and more questions answered ?

In September I spit in a plastic collection device and sent the saliva to Great Britain to be analyzed by FitnessGenes.  The lab extracted my DNA from the saliva sample and analyzed it. Three weeks later I received an analysis … Continue reading

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Long Trail backpacking presentation in Camden Thurs. night

This should be very good.<Click for full description See you there!  

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Actually, there is a “right way” to backpack

When the Adventurer of the Year from both Outside and National Geographic Adventure magazines speaks, I listen! “Actually, there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to backpack.In this sense, backpacking is like driving a car, learning to play … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Weekend at Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps, 2016 version

Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps It’s October 7th, 2016 and 70° outside, sunny, with blue skies that are clear of clouds, mosquitoes, and even the pesky black flies. Down in the Southeast USA 1.5 million people are presently evacuating Florida and … Continue reading

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I blame Alastair

I’m reblogging a great entry about having local adventures . Who is up for a micro adventure atop one of our local hills? There has been a little shift in my perceptions of late, a kind of a broadening of … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap: Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness

On Friday, I finished up my third complete hike of Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail. The first time I hiked through The Hundred was with my whole family:  my wife Marcia, my two boys Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Norbert Schemansky, Who Won Weight-Lifting Gold but Little Applause Back Home, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

Credit John Orris/The New York Times Norbert Shemansky was a Polish American hero.  I remember watching him compete in the Olympics when I was a child.  He inspired me to take up weight lifting when I started high school. Do … Continue reading

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Just released- bio of Colin Fletcher

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Hundred Mile Wilderness- Day 6

 Shari and I hobbled into the Cloud Pond lean-to at 6:15 pm. Despite starting the day at 7:10 AM, it took all our reserves and energy to make it sixteen miles.   We had a serious water issue at the end … Continue reading

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