This time, last year, the temperatures were soaring into the 100s, taxing our air conditioners, affecting our moods, and putting a serious (sweaty) damper on outdoor activities.
Now, a year later, we’re experiencing an unseasonably cool June, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. And since we’re smack-dab in the middle of Hiking Season (March through September), it’s time to get out and explore some of the amazing trails close to home.
Trail-walking is an activity which you can do alone, with a friend, or with a group. Most trails are dog-friendly. And with the right preparation and gear, it’s a great activity for all ages and fitness levels.
As with any activity, start slowly so that you can enjoy yourself, and build up to longer or more strenuous trail-walks or hikes as you build stamina.
The right SHOES can be the difference between having a positive experience or a painful one.
Your choice of CLOTHING depends on the weather as well as the terrain.
The American Hiking Society organizers remind trail users to leave a trail better than you found it. Remember the old adage, “take only pictures; leave only footprints.”
Reasons for Hitting the Trail
Walking/hiking is among one of the best forms of exercise, according to medical professionals.
Trail-walking improves cardio-respiratory fitness, muscle tone, body weight, and physical strength, while lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Each Windsong community is located within easy driving distance to walking and hiking trails in Georgia, and wide sidewalks in each community offer the opportunity to bond with neighbors who also want to stay fit and social.
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