Go for a hike!

In honor of National Walking Day, we invite you to “take a hike!”
Hooray! The last snow has melted away for the year (we hope!) and new green grass is beginning to sprout. Suddenly the outdoors are alive. Hiking is a wonderful activity that you can do solo, or take your family and friends to explore nature—not to mention it’s a great opportunity to get some moderate intensity physical activity! That means when you walk, you’re helping lower your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions.

Check out your local hiking trails to see what’s available near you. Find a trail that’s right difficulty level for you, and make it fun—try to spot local plants, flowers, birds or insects. Check out American Trails for a list of hiking trails in the US.

A couple things to keep in mind: If you have a pet, double check to make sure they are allowed on the trails. Some trails are paved and can accommodate people of all ages or abilities. If you have a family member or friend who requires a paved trail, keep an eye out for greenways in your city or paved trails that you can use.

Happy walking!

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