Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another Alternative Activity

In my last post, I mentioned alternative winter fitness activities. How about some warmer weather alternative activities?

This post from the Rum DMZ blog reminds me of the workout you can get from a great hike through some scenic territory.

Hiking definitely burns the calories and also works some muscles we're not accustomed to working. While I don't have any mountains nearby here in Iowa, it is home to some scenic state parks, trails and hill areas.

Don't miss the opportunity to take in some local scenery while giving yourself a productive workout in the process. I didn't even mention it's a great cure for "cabin fever".


Anne said...

Thanks for the endorsement. Hiking is the best, no matter where you live. Can only imagine how easily lost one can get hiking in Iowa without some elevation to help you find your way. (Though aren't parts of Iowa hilly?!)

Coachhrd said...

YES, contrary to popular opinion, we DO have hills in Iowa. Just ask anyone who his participated in RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).