TAKE STEPS FOR THE HIKES FOR HEALTH CHALLENGE
Dunwoody, GA— The Dunwoody Nature Center is proud to be one of the ten organizations that have joined forces with national recreation retailer REI for a social media campaign encouraging the public to hike, walk, or jog ten trails in their ten greenspaces over the next ten months. Get ready to put on your athletic shoes for the Hikes for Health Challenge.
Organizations participating in the Challenge – Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Chastain Park Conservancy, Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Dunwoody Nature Center, Friends of Lost Corner, Livable Buckhead, Parks Cobb County, Peachtree Creek Greenway, and Sandy Springs Conservancy – have been integral in boosting the quality of life in various communities through the development of trails, parks, and greenspaces.
Each greenspace has submitted one trail for the Hikes For Health Challenge. When you visit the Dunwoody Nature Center, be sure to hike The Eagle Trail. Built by Eagle Scouts, this 1 mile trail is just one of several that travel through 22 acres of forest, wetlands and along Wildcat Creek. Our trails are open everyday and there is no fee for admission.
Now more than ever, Dunwoody Nature Center and allied organizations see their beloved trails as part of a prescription for better physical and mental health and a stronger life. Hiking outdoors has been proven in studies to promote heart health, weight reduction, and cholesterol control for adults. Physical activity in nature boosts muscular and brain development, creativity, and mental well-being in children.
Hikes for Health Challenge launches in the metropolitan Atlanta area during National Wellness Month in August from this shared vision of trails by the ten greenspace organizations and REI. Participants are encouraged to use #HikesForHealthREI in social media postings after walking, jogging, or hiking a trail from each greenspace organization. Register for the Hikes for Health Challenge in August to qualify for a $250 REI gift card using the link featured in social media postings for participating organizations and in REI newsletters.
This campaign culminates with the selection of a Grand Prize winner in spring 2021 with a $250 REI gift card plus prizes from the greenspace organizations. Take a step toward wellness, and join the Hikes for Health Challenge. For more details and registration,visit https://hikesforhealthchallenge.splashthat.com
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