Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the third Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, gyms aren’t very exciting, and the cold winter weather makes it even less appealing. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use these programs as an “excuse” to schedule time outside and get moving. Each of these programs focuses more on fitness than nature, with everyone moving at their own pace, whether that’s one loop or ten. The December program will take place December 19th at 4pm at Alice Bish Park which has 1 mile of gravel trail and ½ mile of blacktop trail along beautiful Greenville Creek. The park is located on the corner of Ohio St. and Eastwood Dr. in Greenville. Meet there, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle. The brisk winter air will do your lungs (and the rest of your body) some good. For questions or weather updates, call the Nature Center at 548-0165.
Did you know? Exposure to cold temperatures activates brown fat cells which burn energy and produce heat.