New, Exciting Changes to Couch Potato Site!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Healthy Living, Hiking Adventures | No Comments

Although we haven’t been posting much new on the Couch Potato website recently, we’ve have been busily creating some new things. First  - TA-DAH! Our brand new book Hiking for the Couch Potato Kid: Birds, Bugs, Butterflies and Other Beasties is now available to tempt kids to get off the couch and go explore the Read More …

National Wellness Week – a reminder to get healthier

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Healthy Living, Motivation | No Comments

With National Wellness Week (March 19-25), Couch Potato wants to make it a year-round event for everyone and those they love! Here are some ideas to get started: (Do one or more.) 1. Start with what you do as you get out of bed! Think positive thoughts about how your day will be. 2. Do Read More …

An unexpected gem: Hiking Joshua Tree National Park

After living in the desert for eight years, I was not in a hurry to visit Joshua Tree National Park, in eastern California.  More of the same?  No, hiking Joshua Tree National Park definitely offered some new Couch Potato hiking opportunities with dazzling scenery. An Oasis in the Desert Entering from the Oasis Visitor Center, Read More …

What’s a Couch Potato hike?

If you’ve been a Couch Potato, we’ll assume that you are not – instantly – planning a 20-mile hike with major uphill components. Time to set the ground rules: When we say it is worthy of a Couch Potato, our hikes would mostly be level, with possibly one or two rises where you might wind Read More …

7 Things to Know about Choosing Hiking Boots

After a recent foray to find new hiking boots, the Couch Potato would like to share the following, so others don’t make the same mistakes she did previously! 1. Don’t be in a rush. You’re going to be wearing these boots on the trail for a while. Comfort is everything! 2. Look for boots that Read More …