May 14, 2011 · 10:00 AM
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“GREEN means GO” Hikes for Exercise
Avid hiker and Huntsville Land Trust staff member Kim Arnold (with her famous dog Sparky) will take the lead on six hikes that will be true aerobic exercise.
Last summer Alabama was named the second fattest state – tying with Tennessee for this designation. Mississippi was ranked first.
“Obesity is a complex problem that requires both personal and community action,” State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson said. “People in all communities should be able to make healthy choices. To reverse this epidemic, we need to change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living.”
The Land Trust offers 40+ miles of natural trails -FREE of charge and open to the public dawn to dusk. What better way to get a bit of exercise than a beneath a forest canopy – complete with birdsong and waterfalls.
Avid hiker and Land Trust staff member Kim Arnold will lead hikes that will be true aerobic exercise. “GREEN means GO” hikers will move at a FAST pace. These hikes are geared to hikers who are already in good physical shape and want to hike with others on Land Trust trails for exercise.
If you would like to attend this hike and need to find out where it will be, contact the Land Trust office at[masked]-5263.
Wear sturdy shoes. Bring water, trail snacks, and camera. Hike is free to the public, but donations to The Huntsville Land Trust are accepted.
Should it rain the day before (which means the trails may be slippery), participants are asked to meet at Weatherly Elementary School for a five mile street hike.
Kids: Older kids that can move quickly for 3 to 5 miles.
Dogs: Yes! (on a lead)