Encouraging Outdoor Activity and Fitness for Women in our 40s and Beyond

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Outdoor Activity is Great for Your Health

Women over 40 are the most likely of anyone—male or female—to stop being physically active, especially in the outdoors. Here at Active Outdoor Women, we want to change that!

Physical inactivity isn’t just terrible for your body—it’s not doing your emotions, mind or spirit any good either.

We explore the different ways being active and being in nature heals and restores us, and helps keep us whole in body, mind and spirit.

inertia: “a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.”

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Outdoor Activity is Great for Your Relationships

Your daily walk, run, paddle or bike ride can be great “me” time. But taking others with you on your outdoor activities is wonderful, too! Sharing our outdoor experiences in amazing outdoor places with others builds lasting memories.

We talk about both a wide variety of outdoor activities we love to do, and outdoor destinations we love to explore. Trip reports, trails, campgrounds and more. We also write up gear reviews so you know what we’ve used and how we like it.

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Nature Displays God’s Goodness & Creativity

You don’t have to believe in God to enjoy Active Outdoor Women. But we bring Him into the conversation at times because we think this world is way too amazing for it to have stumbled and blundered here by random chance.

In fact, we look at the world around us and see interdependence, exquisite detail and incredible complexity. These are all traits of design and order, not randomness. And not just so-so design—but mind-boggling, ultra-intelligent design.

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