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Health Benefits of the Trail

 

Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike, jog or skate. Trails help people of all ages incorporate exercise into their daily routines by connecting them with places they want or need to go. Communities that encourage physical activity by making use of the linear corridors can see a significant effect on public health and wellness.  (Source: www.railstotrails.org)

 

If you’re already out enjoying the Wabash Trace, you know the benefits that using the trail can provide!  While physical health is most often touted, the mental health benefits are just as important.  Getting out into nature and being physically active provides stress relief, meditation, and can help people overcome depression and addiction problems.  It is the most cost-effective, easily accessible therapy available!