Go outside! Get some exercise!

Who knew our parents were giving us scientifically sound “advice?” Mom and Dad just wanted us to be happier and healthier.

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to take a hike! When you hit the trails, you want to be fully prepared for the season. Complementing our Hiking for Health program being held May 5, 2018, we have compiled a set of exercises that will prepare you for the hiking season and increase your chances of avoiding injury.

Exercises are divided into three categories: Flexibility, Strength, and Balance. Note that once the season has started and you find yourself in better shape and out on the trails more frequently, the flexibility exercises in particular are of value to loosen up stiff muscles. This not only refers to immediately prior or post-hike, but also throughout the week as a way to counteract the tendency for muscles tightening during the regular activity of hiking.

Go to: Flexibility | Strength Balance

 

Get out there and find your path!

 

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