Get Up, Get Out | Walking the local trails


We know it's not always easy to get those feet moving but CBS21's Lynda Weed is hoping she can inspire you to turn off the TV, after the news of course, hang up the phone, slip on those sneaks and get up and get out.

So you binged all winter long, don't feel bad we all did.

But just like the sun, it's time to rise.

Take a walk, take a jog, even a run, on some of the most family friendly trails imaginable.

"I want to live a long time so I can take care of my kids," says Harrisburg resident April Gill, who frequents Harrisburg's Wildwood Park.

She doesn't let the pain take away from the running gain.

"So I walk up the big hills, yea I do. And I jog downhill," says Gill.

You can benefit too from taking a mid-day stroll.

Heidi Hutchinson is a family practice physician for Pinnacle Health. Heidi is a big propenent of practicing what you preach.

"I know for me personally if I have a stressful day or family situation it helps with stress prevention," says Hutchinson.

The health benefits of hitting the pavement are almost endless. It can limit heart disease, lower blood pressure and control blood sugar.

"I’m a lot happier than I would be just sitting in my apartment. Doing nothing," says Harrisburg resident Namen Hoover.

Imagine the look on your child's face if they were walking the trail and saw wildlife.

"There is ducklings I saw this morning and I saw a deer this morning," says Gill.

There's really no excuses because all you need is a good pair of shoes.

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