Useful Links

Here are some of my favorite health and active lifestyle websites. There are so many great resources available to us on the internetĖ unfortunately not all are created equal! Consider a sourcesí motivation and credentials before buying into health claims and promises!† For your convenience Iíve also included some sources for buying fitness gear and clothing. Theyíre companies that Iíve had good experiences with, but of course you be your own judge.†† Have fun surfing!

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Magazines & Blogs:

Outside Magazine

A great magazine that focuses on all aspects of an active lifestyle including travel, fitness, environmental issues, fueling your body, sports personalities and lots of other fun stuff. They have an amazing online archive going back 10 years thatís available to even non-subscribers! They also have a Gear Guide and† two Travel issues yearly that are included with your subscription. This is my favorite magazine for itís interesting variety and quality content!

Womenís Running Magazine

Formerly known as ĎHer Sports + Fitnessí, this magazine is a little hard to find but worth the search. Itís geared toward runners, but non-runners can gain a lot of useful advice from their well written & carefully researched articles. Every month they feature detailed training programs for events ranging from 5ks to marathons, as well as other sports. They also have lots of information on nutrition, gear and other topics relating to an active lifestyle. They revamped their website last year and now it has a great collection of articles from their current and past issues.


Experience Life Magazine

This magazine focuses on living a balanced life at any age. They have well written articles that† cover every type of topic to help one lead a healthy lifeómind, body and soul.† They also have an excellent online archive featuring full length articles.

Backpacker Magazine

I always find this magazine inspiring! They show so many beautiful places around the country and around the world to explore that it makes me wish I had a lot more vacation time!† They distribute a California Edition in this area, so you can find plenty of local hikes for a day trip or weekend excursion.


Cooking Light Magazine

If you think that ďhealthy foodĒ is tasteless & boring, then try out an issue of this magazine. Iíve been cooking from it for years and my whole family loves the things I make. They have a great reference library of recipes online with a convenient search feature so you can track down what youíre looking for with ease.

Healthy Eating Blogs:


Kaylnís Kitchen: Huge selection of recipes following the South Beach Diet eating guidelines.


Skinnytaste: Everything from entrees to desserts and cocktails made healthy. Weight Watcherís points are provided for all recipes.




A great source for gear and clothing for any kind of outdoor pursuit. They have a much bigger selection online than in their stores and you can ship or return merchandise to any of their retail locations with no shipping charges. (Their nearest retail store is in Northridge at Devonshire & Reseda Blvd.) They also have an awesome return policy!

Athleta / Title 9

These companies both feature womenís clothing for† active lifestyles & a variety of sports. They change their offerings with the seasons and offer gear for everything from snowboarding to surfing. They always offer a good selection of yoga/workout clothes and sports bras, and Iíve had good experiences with any returns Iíve had to make. Their full catalogues are featured online.†† /††

Power Systems / Perform Better

These are the two companies that I buy most of my equipment from. Both feature a wide variety of fitness products including equipment for the home gym, portable equipment and lots of DVDs and books for every type of fitness buff. Their full catalogues are featured online, as well as fitness articles and videos.