Summer Fitness in Trophy Club by Chiropractor Dr. Cody Doyle - Best Hiking/Running Trails |
One of the easiest ways to get yourself back into good shape is by adding a bit of running or hiking to your week. Just a 30-minute walk, three times a week can improve your cardiovascular health and start building back some muscle tone in your body. Keep at it, and you’re bound to burn some fat off your frame as well.
If you’re keen to get in shape, you don’t need a special location to start running. Just pull on your shoes, grab a water bottle, and get outside! However, many of us need some motivation to get started on a hiking or running regimen.
Nothing makes outdoor time into a treat quicker than a beautiful setting. If you long to be back in nature, these hiking and running trails may be just what you need to get your feet moving and satisfy your spirit. Immerse yourself in a natural setting and your exercise won’t even feel like “work.”
If you live in Trophy Club TX, you’ll find the following hiking and running trails are easy for a planned mid-week or weekend hiking excursion.
1. Bob Jones Park – This public park has family recreation activities, as well as nature trails for hiking. Softball fields, restrooms, picnic tables, and a shaded playground make it a popular destination, but the wooded trails still offer some solitude. The unpaved walking trails follow the shore line of the lake. TRAVEL TIME: 10 MINUTES
2. The Sam Houston Trail at John Burke Nature Preserve – If running is your thing, this trail is well loved by locals for its tranquil setting and safe trails. The best part, it’s only about a 20-minute drive from Trophy Club to get there. Bring the dog for mid-week hike and you’ll feel far away way the city. TRAVEL TIME: 20 MINUTES
3. Cedar Ridge Preserve – This Audubon nature preserve offers nine miles of hiking trails on 600 acres of hill country habitat. It’s a great place to see wildlife and wildflowers: ideal for those who long for deep forests and greenery. TRAVEL TIME: 40 MINUTES
4. Cleburne State Park - This destination boasts rocky hills, bike trails, and a lake for fishing and boating. TRAVEL TIME: 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES
5. Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose TX – If you’ve lived in Trophy Club or the DFW area for very long and have never been to Dinosaur valley State Park (Glen Rose, TX) you are missing out on a local treasure! This beautiful area is home to beautiful Creek-side trails and family fun of every kind. You can camp out with your family, wade in the river, go tubing, or just enjoy the nature trails on your own. TRAVEL TIME: 1.5 HOUR DRIVE
Did you know that approximately 30-40 percent of Americans are overweight? When you carry excess fat on your body and don’t stay active, it can put extra pressure on your spine, joints and musculoskeletal system. Strengthening you muscles and getting your blood pumping is a great way to help your body stay healthy and keep your joints from degenerating.
If you have a medical condition that makes it hard for you to stay active, a low intensity activity like walking in nature can help you reduce the stress on your joints and improve your organ functioning.
Dr. Cody Doyle practices Chiropractic and Acupuncture and serves the Trophy Club, TX community. Learn more about healing a musculoskeletal medical condition with complementary therapies at Doyle Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
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