(McClatchy Newspapers) Hiking is a wonderful way to reconnect with your family. Not only are you getting exercise, you're also getting away from the distractions of TV and computers. It's satisfying to watch your children's eyes refocus on the world around them. But if the prospect of persuading your kids to walk anywhere, let alone in the wilderness, seems daunting, don't worry. These ideas can make the experience fun and low-stress. Just remember, it's about the journey, not the destination. Relax and enjoy the slower pace that hiking with kids can bring.
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(Reuters) Drumsticks, pounded on gym floors, clinked overhead and bounced on exercise balls, are among the latest workout tools to tap into the group fitness scene, according to fitness experts… "You're using the sticks as a mechanism to keep moving, and there's constant movement," said [Marc] Santa Maria, who is Crunch's New York regional director. "Your core has to be used for all the basic movements."
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