Trails & Fitness

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23 Ways Hiking Makes You Healthier by Arun Kumar

Published on November 2, 2018

23 Ways Hiking Makes You Healthier by Arun Kumar from
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Study: Hiking's good for your mental mealth

Published on July 13, 2015

A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help...
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LA County Physical Activity Resources

Published on November 3, 2014

A guide which lists all of the LA County parks and recreation facilities, including play areas, running paths, swimming pools, sports fields and courts, fitness stations, and classes.
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“Taking a Walk in Nature Could Be the Best..."

Published on September 23, 2014

“Taking a Walk in Nature Could Be the Best Thing You Do For Your Mood All Day”
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“Park Prescriptions in Practice”

Published on August 1, 2014

After the Institute at the Golden Gate partnered with NRPA and CDC to identify programs nationwide which connected people to the outdoors for health in 2012, this article points out some “lessons...
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“Health Benefits of Hiking”

Published on April 11, 2013

Describes various health issues that hiking & walking can help reduce, including: heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, anxiety, osteoporosis and arthritis...
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“Benefits of Outdoor Exercise Confirmed”

Published on February 5, 2011

References a Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry study which has analyzed existing studies and concludes there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the...
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“For Good Health: Take a Hike!”

Published on March 22, 2009

Reports on various studies which show that hiking contributes to good physical and mental health...
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"Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults"

Published on August 1, 2008

A Guidebook to help men and women ages 18 to 64 find ways to fit physical activity into their daily lives. The booklet offers various advice to follow, along with a quick snapshot of the latest...