Tag: Hiking

Your health, mood and overall well-being will improve if you get outside and do just that: take a hike. Although walking anywhere is good for you, there is evidence that walking in nature takes it a step further (pardon the pun). Coined a “Wilderness Prophet” and “The Father of Our National Parks,” renowned naturalist John […]

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Many of us treat the cold weather as an obstacle. But I’m the opposite. I’ve always believed that it has healing properties. My advice to most winter ailments is, “You need to get outside and breathe some winter air!” Have you heard of white fat and brown fat? There are two types of fat in […]

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Cult following. It’s really the best way to describe Great Parks’ Winter Hike Series. It consists of a group of die-hard hikers, volunteers and staff who don’t just brave – but embrace – the cold to go out hiking together on Saturday mornings in January. The program was begun in 1985 by Naturalist Penny Borgman. […]

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Sometimes it is well worth the risk to try something, even though you cannot foresee the results. Life is a journey with these opportunities everywhere. Recently I decided to seize the day and started to hike the West Branch and Kingfisher trails at Winton Woods. Over the years, I have grown to love this path […]

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!!! Did you know that people have been celebrating and making New Year’s resolutions for an estimated 4,000 years? Many people make them, saying that they’re going to do something to better themselves or others. I’ve never been any good at making New Year’s resolutions (or sticking to […]

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