Looking for an active getaway that’s relaxing and energizing at the same time? Explore a wilderness trail, hike to a waterfall, walk along the beach, or just get off the beaten path. It’s good for your mind and your body. The American Cancer Society recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity (such as hiking or backpacking) or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity (such as hiking uphill or with a heavy pack) every week, preferably spread throughout the week.
Before you go, check with your health care provider to make sure you’re healthy enough for the activity. It’s also a good idea to do research about what kind of weather and terrain you can expect. Keep in mind these safety tips from the National Park Service:
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