The American Hiking Society claims that the best gym equipment in the world is inside your shoes, in its new report, to be released on May 26, Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Health.
Only 1 in 5 American’s meet physical activity guidelines and the report will highlight the fact that hiking – including urban and suburban hiking – can help put America on the path to better health.
The president of the American Hiking Society, Dr Gregory Miller, tells us,
“The business-as-usual approach has failed to motivate most Americans to achieve even a modicum of fitness, by encouraging more people to get out on a nearby trail and just have fun, we can begin a new effort to get America moving and get healthy.”
Dr. Miller wants Americans to realize that trails aren’t just in the mountains and National Parks, but right in America’s neighborhoods. Paved and unpaved, travelling along the bank of a river in the city or winding through neighborhoods and connecting communities, trails are everywhere – and he wants everyone to lace up and enjoy them.
If you would like to hear more about the report, contact POlsen [at] AmericanHiking.org
Read more articles about hiking and where to do it at Hiking On Good To See
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