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Health Benefits of Hiking Greeneville TN

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.

Kinser Park (City Park)
(423) 639-5912
Greeneville, TN
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Davy Crockett Birthplace Historical SP*
(423) 257-2167
1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd.
Limestone, TN
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice
Recreation
Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Ragland Bottom (COE - Center Hill Reservoir)
(931) 761-3616
Smithville, TN
Campground Availability
19-Apr thru 10-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Clabough's Campground & RV Resort
(800) 965-8524
Pigeon Forge, TN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Henry Horton State Park*
(800) 250-8612
4209 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Baileyton RV Park*
(423) 234-4992
7485 Horton Hwy
Baileyton, TN
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
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lynchburg Wilderness RV Park
(931) 580-2680
Lynchburg, TN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Stream Fishing, Horseshoes, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Jackson RV Park*
(731) 668-1147
2223 Hollywood Dr
Jackson, TN
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Basketball

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Twin Lakes Catfish Farm & Campground
(931) 858-2333
Baxter, TN
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Buchanan Resort
(731) 642-2828
Paris, TN
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Wading Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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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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