May Your Holidays be Filled with Adventure and Cheesecake

The DeGrazios on a Yosemite Winter Adventure

Happy Holidays from YExplore! It’s important to remember the holiday season is for sharing special times with family and friends. As you sit around the table eating that last piece of cheesecake, just remember it’s never too early to enact your pre-summer fitness plan. I’ve recently published a couple of articles explaining the importance of staying active all winter to avoid the post-holiday blues. Now that we have a solid base of snow in the Sierra, I am really looking forward to leading some of our snowshoe adventures in Yosemite.

Yosemite Crane Flat Snow Play

Here is a piece I wrote sharing Healthful Holiday Tips from Yosemite National Park. I had a little fun with it describing ways you can continue to enjoy holiday meals while burning calories as you add them.

John DeGrazio Enjoys Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

And here is something I wrote for one of our sponsors, Nature’s Bakery. I am an ambassador for the healthy snack company who provide us with tasty Fig Bars that we give out on our trips in Yosemite.

I hope you enjoy reading these lighthearted ways to enjoy your holidays while preparing for your next wave of adventures in 2014. Have a wonderful holiday season and a healthy new year.

Be adventurous,