Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives, often in very unexpected ways. To find out more about Trails, read this fascinating article.
Why It's Important to Let Your Dog Sniff, Unrushed, During Walks
ByMarch 19, 2021 as Published in Martha Stewart
An expert explains how, like humans, our pets need mental and physical exercise
Unlike cats that can thrive in an indoor-only environment, dogs need to walk on a daily basis. This outdoor exercise is good for their health and helps them to work off excess energy. It also gives them an opportunity to engage in their natural instincts, including sniffing the world around them—and this is why we should let them stop and smell along the way. “Dogs were born to sniff! They have adapted mastery sniffing and sensory abilities over thousands of years and use it to investigate their surroundings,” explains Dr. Gabrielle Fadl, DVM, medical director and veterinarian at Bond Vet. “From sniffing a tree to another dog’s rump, our furry friends spend time sniffing things as a way to either distinguish its components or gather information about its environment.” Read More…
Posted on April 7, 2020 by ODPHP
Why is it important for me to be active?
Physical activity can provide immediate benefits. Physical activity can help to boost your mood, reduce stress, improve sleep, and sharpen your focus — benefits that can be especially important during stressful times. Physical activity can also help you live a longer, healthier life by reducing the risk of many common chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
By NRPA’s Healthy Aging in Parks Team | Posted on April 3, 2020