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Get Your Daily Dose of Nature with District's Winter 'Forest Fitness Walk' Series Starting Jan. 9

(Dec. 27, 2016) — Adults are invited to cure their cabin fever on the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Forest Fitness Walk” series on Mondays 8:30 ‒ 10:30 a.m. at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

Research shows that walking on a trail for 30 minutes burns 102 calories and connecting to nature for one hour improves memory 20 percent.

The brisk hikes are scheduled Jan. 9 and 23; Feb. 6 and 20; and March 6 and 20. All walks will be led by a ranger and naturalist. The walks are for ages 18 and up. They cost $4 per person in advance; $6 at the walk. Register online or by calling 630-850-8110.

“Whether you join us for just one or come back each week, you’ll be able to explore the preserves and experience the beauty of nature in the wintertime,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Jeff Redick, District 2.

“The ‘Forest Fitness Walk’ series is a great way to combine the health benefits of walking with getting your daily dose of nature,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.  

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.

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Contact:
Deb Humiston, Communications & Marketing
630-871-6402 | dhumiston@dupageforest.org 

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