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Health Benefits of Hiking Casa Grande AZ

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. Want to lose weight and get into shape? Hiking is the number one way to get healthy. A camping vacation is an additional way to make it fun.

Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort*
(800) 421-7004
1110 N. Henness Rd.
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tou

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Foothills West RV Resort*
(520) 836-2531
10167 N Encore Dr
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Western Horizon at Casa Grande/Desert Shadows RV Resort*
(520) 421-0401
195 W Rodeo Rd
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Oct 01-Apr 30
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Sundance 1 RV Resort
(520) 426-9662
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Leisure Valley RV Park
(800) 993-9449
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Casita Verde RV Park*
(520) 836-9031
2200 N Trekell Rd
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Campground Buena Tierra*
(520) 836-3500
1995 S Cox Rd
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Play Equipment, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Val Vista RV Park*
(877) 836-7801
16680 W Val Vista Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Cottonwood Cove*
(520) 836-2528
426 W Cottonwood Ln #37
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Sports Field

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Fiesta Grande RV Resort*
(888) 934-3782
1511 E Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Health Benefits of Hiking

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Why Not Go Hiking to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape?

A Step in the Right Direction
By Gwyn Fletcher

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. As the fitness craze continues to gain steam, it's not surprising that hiking is the fastest growing outdoor activity. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Sports & Fitness Participation Report (2009), Americans remain very interested in outdoor sports in spite of economic woes. Leading outdoor activities are freshwater fishing (40.3 million), bicycling (38.1 million), camping (33.7 million), and day hiking (32.5 million).

Why is hiking winning the outdoor popularity contest? For starters, it's dirt cheap-literally. All you need is some ground to walk on and a sturdy pair of shoes that will support your ankles and serve as shock absorbers. Whether it's on a neighborhood trail or a mountain ridge, hiking is merely taking a walk on a foot path, and even that is open to your own interpretation. Unlike health clubs and private gyms, hiking requires no membership dues or monthly payments-you can even bring a friend along without purchasing a guest pass. And you don't have to go back to the same area every time, or pay a transfer fee if you want to try someplace new.

Hiking is also an accessible activity. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, but it's pretty hard to do without a large body of water. And, once the temperature starts to drop, that swimming hole needs to be indoors, often bringing the cost up and the convenience level down even further. To go for a hike, the only place you need to get to is outdoors. Hiking is usually as close as a local park.

Just as you don't need any special equipment for hiking, you also don't need any special skills. Just put one foot in front of the other. As with any physical activity, if you're not currently following a regular fitness routine, you'll want to start out slow, taking leisurely strolls three or four times a week and gradually building your distance and rate. Your first step should always be a quick muscle stretch.

"Things will slow down next month, then I'll have time to get in shape." How many times have you heard that one, or said it yourself? Chances are, things aren't going to slow down. And the older we get, the higher our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other complications directly or indirectly linked to a lack of physical activity. It takes time to get in shape. In order to gain maximum benefits from a weight training program, you need to spend several hours a week pressing those bars and priming those muscles. Aerobics classes often last up to an hour as well. Unfortunately, time isn't something...

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