The Senior Hiking Group
Apr. - Dec. 2016
Senior Hiking Schedule (PDF)
Avoid cabin fever while enjoying a moderate hike in the great outdoors.
- Various locations in and around Centre County.
- For ages 55+
- Fee: Free (except for car pool donations)
- Carpool Meeting Location:
Behind the (former) First National Bank on Westerly Parkway
THE CENTRE REGION
SENIOR HIKING GROUP
on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
Photo by Jean Aron
by Lenny Bernstein for the Washington Post, 1 Apr 2010
(Link to full article)
“You learned when you were barely a year old, so chances are you're pretty good at it by now. Put in 30 minutes
a day and your body will thank you; 60 minutes and your doctor will gush.
Yes, I'm talking about walking, still one of the easiest, most accessible and least expensive forms of exercise in
a world of Aqua Zumba, Kangaroo jumps and aerial fitness classes. Most people can do it. If you're physically
able, all you need are a good pair of shoes and a safe place to go.
The benefits are enormous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity -
which, for adults, includes 150 minutes weekly of brisk walking - reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart
disease and of developing colon cancer and diabetes. It helps control weight, develop muscle and reduce body
Walking and other forms of exercise can help reduce blood pressure and maintain healthy bones, muscles and
joints. It also can have psychological benefits by curbing anxiety and depression symptoms, improving mood
and fostering a sense of well-being. So why aren’t you out there walking?”