Heart Healthy Trails
If you’re looking for a fun way to get in shape, take your workout outdoors. In fact, exercising outdoors provides benefits the traditional gym workout does not — and just 30 to 40 minutes of exercise a few times a week will improve your heart health. To make it easy for you to exercise outdoors, Five Rivers MetroParks has launched a Heart Healthy Trails initiative. These trails are: • Easy to moderate • 1 to 2.5 miles long • Walkable at a brisk pace • Marked every quarter mile to help you track your pace The American Heart Association recommends walking at a brisk pace of 24 minutes per mile and work toward walking at least 2.5 miles per hour. Signage located every quarter mile on the Heart Healthy Trails allows you to calculate your pace. Learn more about the Five Rivers MetroParks Heart Healthy Trails
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