J. Allen Hurley Wellness Trail

The J. Allen Hurley Wellness Trail winds .7 miles around the north end of the Blountville campus. The trail takes you through a developing arboretum, a natural growth area home to dozens of plants, wildlife, newly planted trees, and old growth trees. It is quiet even though it travels close to busy country roads. Trail walkers may spot birds, squirrels or other wildlife frolicking in the area.

Benefits of Walking

Walking for fitness can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. For example, you can:

  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack.
  • Manage your blood pressure.
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Manage your diabetes.
  • Manage your weight.
  • Manage stress and boost your spirits.
  • Stay strong and active.

Tips for a Great Walk

  • Select lightweight, flexible, well- fitting shoes.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that’s easy to move in.
  • When walking outdoors, put on sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes. Drink water before, during and after your walk.
  • Look 10-20 feet ahead as you walk instead of staring down. Stand up straight, no leaning forward or back. Start and end with five minutes of walking slowly to warm up and cool down.

Visit www.NortheastState.edu/HealthAndWellness for more resources to stay healthy. For more information on living fit, contact Student Life in Room A212 of the Student Services Building, 423.354.2416

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