Hoping to get fit in 2013? Start the year off right with a nice, long hike

Hoping to get fit in 2013? Start the year off right with a nice, long hike
Photo courtesy prestonrhea on Flickr (Creative Commons).

PORTLAND, Ore. - If your New Year's resolution is to start getting fit in 2013, you might think about starting it off right by enjoying the great outdoors.

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, park rangers and volunteers will be leading hikes at state parks across the United
States as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes.

The idea behind the program is to not only get folks to enjoy their state parks, but to also encourage a healthy lifestyle. It's one less day at the gym for those who are dreading starting a workout routine - plus the view is a whole lot better. Follow the link below to find a hike near you.