Let's Move Outside
Logo by Hugh Dunnahoe
Let's Move Outside and improve our physical and mental health. Hot Springs National Park will help you get started and meet your personal goal of improving your quality of life. And, you will earn free incentives for walking and hiking the trails in Hot Springs National Park.
Children can participate with the walking card, but especially for children, the park has a new Junior Trail Ranger program. Children may pick up a program guide at the visitor center and complete walking at least three designated trails and complete five activities. They will then return to the park visitor center to receive an award pin.
"Let's Move Outside" is a national program to promote activity in the outdoors. Numerous studies have shown that exercise has many health benefits and just being in a natural setting has been shown to lower blood pressure. This program focuses on time spent on the trails because most studies show exercising at least 30 minutes a day several times a week is most beneficial. These programs are sponsored by the National Park Foundation, Unilever, and Eastern National.
Did You Know?
Water emerging from the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park fell as rain when the pyramids of Egypt were built—4400 years ago!