Alex Butterbrodt

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Yoga, Mindfulness and Weight Management

<i>By Portland Helmich</i><p>We are a country of excess. Our desire for more and more is evident in the increasing size of our homes, cars, and meals over the last half-century or more. Our waistlines have followed suit. Two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese.<p>But there's more to it than …

What a Dying Patient Taught a Burned-Out Doctor

Every doctor has patients we will remember forever for the experiences they bring: the first baby we deliver, the first heart murmur we detect, the first surgery we perform on our own.<p>Every doctor also has patients we will remember forever for the other kinds of experiences they bring: complaints …

Ultimate Summer #TripLit Reading List

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The dog days stretch out in front of us in all their indolent or pulse-quickening glory, depending on your style. This sunny season is paved with compelling stories to be lazily read by the beach or gobbled up on a long-haul flight to your next adventure. Our summer reading …

New Zealand’s South Island: Adventure Country

See trip details for South Island, New Zealand, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>New Zealand Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Seventy percent of New Zealanders (aka Kiwis) live on the more urban North Island. But the South Island is full of places to explore. Renting a camper van and …

Best Views in America (PHOTOS)

Quick: Close your eyes and picture a beautiful view.<p>Where do you put yourself? Looking out over tall, gleaming urban spires? Mammoth snowcapped peaks? Vast gashes in the earth?<p>Fortunately, no matter what your vision might be, you can probably find a view to match it somewhere in the U.S. Inspiring …

Same Picture, Different Dots

The day after the Fourth of July, while the rest of Wisconsin is nursing its holiday hangover, I wake at dawn and rack the panniers and slide onto the saddle of my bike-tank. It's a perfect morning for a ride. The sun is low, skies calm, motorists still in bed. I head west, following the curves of …

16 Things You'll Only Understand If You're a Runner

Besides 'It's not about the destination, but the journey.' (Why else would you track it obsessively with your running GPS?!)<p>Whether you're good with two miles or you regularly clock a 10-K before breakfast, you know: Runners are a special breed of crazy—in a good way. Here are 16 weird, wild, and …

Marathons

More weight loss operations for diabetes

<b>An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.</b><p>New draft guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) aim to reduce debilitating complications.<p>Diabetes UK estimates 850,000 people could be eligible for …

Colorado: Hike High

Adventure<p><b>Hike from Crested Butte to Aspen.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Hike a butt-busting 11 miles from the tiny mountain hamlet of Crested Butte, over West Maroon Pass to the extravagant ski town of Aspen. From the Butte, you’ll climb 2,200 feet through patches of aspen and spruce that dapple a narrow, grassy …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

Why Our Need for Closure Makes Us Selfish

How many times has something ended and you felt as if something was left unfinished because you did not get the closure you wanted?<p>If you are like me, you have experienced this on a few different occasions and it never gets easier to cope with. How do we begin to move on without closure and why …

A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

I had been busy building a career for 15 years. This was the path I thought I needed to excel in to have a "successful life." I had been collecting degrees, accolades, promotions. But last year I was feeling stuck and unfulfilled. Maybe success meant something else? I was very good at putting my …

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it. New England offers an incredible range of beach settings, from the playgrounds of the American aristocracy to charming islands rich in …