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Focus Term: Health and Active Living

New Mexico’s Canyon Rim Trail
December 04, 2020
One of Los Alamos County's most popular pathways, the Canyon Rim Trail, provides an easy—and easy to reach—option in the heart of the community, packing a lot of wonder into its 2.5 miles.
Canyon Rim Trail | Courtesy Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Division
Six Tips to Carry Your Summer Biking Habit Into Fall
November 05, 2020
The beauty of autumn also means cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets and sometimes less-than-ideal weather. For the many of you who picked up biking for the first time this summer or returned after a long hiatus, the thought of braving colder weather while riding might feel intimidating.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail | Courtesy Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh Bike Share
Trail Moments | She Moved Cross-Country During COVID: How One Runner Is Connecting to Her New Community on Trails
October 26, 2020
Running on trails was one of the best and most enjoyable ways to see the country safely.
Photos courtesy Hollie S., graphic by RTC
Trail Moments | Morgantown Man Gets a Running Start to a Healthier Life on Trails
October 23, 2020
Overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle, Viars’ gnawing fear of dying grew as he approached middle age, so he decided to make a change with a health journey that began one literal step at a time.
Vincent Viars and his running partners on the Mon River Trail | Courtesy Vincent Viars
Tennessee’s Tweetsie Trail
October 13, 2020
The Tweetsie Trail connects two charming towns in the Appalachian foothills, following a railroad corridor that once snaked through the mountains and crossed into North Carolina.
Tweetsie Trail entrance in Johnson City | Courtesy Carter County Tourism
Seattle E-Bike Pilot Program Promotes Safe Shared Use on Local Trails
October 07, 2020
Seattle often sees the first waves of new technology, and recently, that tech has made its way onto the city’s trails in the form of e-bikes, e-scooters, hoverboards, solo wheels and more.
Seattle Parks and Recreation staff gathered data on nearly 10,000 trail users over the course of 25 intercept studies on five local trails for the city's e-bike pilot program. | Courtesy Seattle Parks and Recreation
Trail Moments | Reclaiming My Health and Community Connection on America’s Rail-Trails During the Pandemic
October 02, 2020
As I contemplated how to incorporate a good cardio routine into my life, I challenged myself to create a structure that would not only help me and inspire others to stay committed.
Anamaria Spiteri on the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail | Courtesy Anamaria Spiteri
North Carolina’s Thermal Belt Rail Trail
February 11, 2020
Today, the 13.58-mile Thermal Belt Rail Trail lies where the old Southern Railroad, and later the Thermal Belt Railway, once ran. The trail has been a boon for Rutherford County on a number of levels.
Thermal Belt Rail Trail bridge over Highway 74 | Photo by Dana Bradley
Five Great Trail Activities and Their Health Benefits
January 27, 2020
Meeting these targets can help improve your health and your quality of life; reduce health-care costs and the risk of chronic disease; and simply make you feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon Greenway Trail
October 16, 2019
The Grand Canyon Greenway Trail totals 13 miles of paved pathway for biking and walking, providing access to numerous scenic viewpoints and attractions in the park.
The family-friendly Grand Canyon Greenway Trail | Photo by Sarah Neal, courtesy Bright Angel Bicycles