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Health & Fitness

Under Armour HealthBox includes major items you need to help get in shape

Are you serious about getting in shape? The Under Armour HealthBox gives you all the technology you need in one package to begin training smarter and tracking your results. The HealthBox comes with a UA Band, which measures sleep, resting heart rate and steps, among other things. It's paired with a heart-rate monitor, which will help you in adhering to planned workouts and measuring the intensity of your exercise. You'll also receive a digital scale to track your weight and body fat percentage. All three items are tied to a MyFitnessPal app, which is used through your smartphone.

Health & Fitness

The lazy girl's guide to slimming down without hitting the gym

It's hard to find the time to work out. And there's something about sitting at a desk day in and day out that makes me feel even less motivated. Sure, I walk to and from the subway and climb my friends' fifth-floor walk-ups, but after nine desk-bound hours (and more snacks than I'd care to admit), it feels impossible to make it to the gym. In fact, a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the benefits of exercise can be stunted if you spent the rest of your day sitting still.

Outdoors

Doug Leier: Winter geese numbers reflect the weather

For a biologist, getting out in the field and collecting data is an important and usually enjoyable part of the job. While I don't spend as much time in the field as a specific wildlife or fisheries biologist, I do have a variety of assignments that come up unexpectedly, such as checking for zebra mussels and fish kills, as well as standard population surveys.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Outdoors

Lightspur makes is easier to run in the dark

With temperatures warming up, you're more likely to go outside for a run or bike ride. But daylight is still at a premium, meaning that if you want to exercise before or after work, you still have to deal with the darkness. The Nathan LightSpur RX is a relatively inexpensive way to help ensure that you're seen while exercising in the darkness. The very bright LED lights, which resemble high-tech spurs, attach easily to your shoes. You can change the color to red, green or blue, and choose either a constant light or a strobe setting.

Health & Fitness

This easy 10-minute workout will help you get in shape

Of all the excuses we come up with to skip the gym, timing is likely the most popular - and in many cases, it might also be the most legitimate. When you're slammed at work and have other responsibilities at home, finding a whole hour (and change, if you're accounting for travel time) to spend at the gym each day can be tough.

Videos

How to pick the best top-water lure

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to use your old Christmas trees to help fishermen and the fish population. This video will show you how to pick the best lures to use in those lakes near St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois.
Michael Pearce The Wichita Eagle
How to pick the best top-water lure 2:06

How to pick the best top-water lure

Bobcat fishing at national park snags a salmon 0:23

Bobcat fishing at national park snags a salmon

Sacramento's problem of unfinished parks and how to fix them 1:10

Sacramento's problem of unfinished parks and how to fix them

What's it like to run the California International Marathon? 1:28

What's it like to run the California International Marathon?