If your exercise routine is getting a little dull, the folks at Women’s Health Magazine are full of great ideas for new ways to get your heart pumping. This month, they’ve got a great feature
on the many joys of trail running. As they point out, running trails gets you outdoors, with fresh air and brand-new views. And it’s a great workout, with hills that tone backsides on the way up and sculpt quads on the way down. Navigating small obstacles like roots and rocks builds agility – and it’s great for core strength, too. And then, of course, there’s the natural mental boost that comes from time spent outdoors, amid trees and wildlife and natural breezes.
If trail running sounds like something you’d like to try, check out the piece and its recommendations on some fast-paced trail running routines. And if you have any favorite stories from the trail that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear about it in our comments.