By Diana Gerstacker

Too often, we obsessively glorify new fitness fads, overlooking some of the tried and true activities that aren't as flashy. While we like to check out the latest workouts and crazes, it's always nice to get back to basics and the outdoors will always be our favorite fitness center. Kayaking is one of those classic activities that puts you right in the center of nature and provides an excellent workout. We love paddling and we think you should try it.

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