Sunday, April 28, 2013
Get out and explore your town with these fun activities.
If you're bored with your usual routine at the gym, here are some tips to turn the outdoors into your gym by hiking and biking. 1.You’ll Have More Fun Getting Fit Outdoors. Arlen Hall is a tours director at the Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. He says “cycling is a great way to get into shape because it can be used as aerobic exercise for a hard workout or a toning tool.” Hall says, “I keep coming back to cycling because of the recreation, scenery and friendships that I have formed over decades. I love the friction of my tires on the roadway, the challenge of the next hill regardless of grade, and the beauty that surrounds me as I exercise. The gym or spin class really just feels like work, not fun.” 2. Beginners: Start Slow …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Enjoy the splendor Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites has to offer this New Year's Day.
Monday, December 31, 2012
On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, state parks across Georgia and the U.S. have organized an historic event called "First Day Hike." The program organized by "Americas State Parks" represents the first time that all 50 states have collaborated on a nationwide event occurring on the same day, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources . The first day hikes are listed below, courtesy of the Georgia DNR, and divided by region. NORTHERN GEORGIA New Year’s Day Hike at Amicalola Falls Tuesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge – Dawsonville Start 2013 off with a brisk walk full of winter views to the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Meet at the West Ridge Falls Access Trailhead, 0.6 of a…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Outdoor activities in Georgia lovely enough to make you forget you're exercising.
Over the weekend I was introduced to outdoor exercise by my husband and a pair of hiking enthusiast pals. Horrified of wasps and no stranger to the sunburn, I'd given up on the uncomfortable notion of "gettin' my sweat on" in anything approaching nature years ago, and my initial agreement to participate (brought on by being awake too long and having just been fed authentic sushi) quickly turned into a panic. Assured that those little stinging serial killers aren't in season right now and armed against the sun with long pants and a hoodie, I was somehow convinced into the back of a pickup truck on Saturday and driven two hours out into the Georgia-Tennessee wildnerness, dreaming up escape plans and wondering how to explain to potential …