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Health Benefits of Hiking Holly Springs MS

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.

Wall Doxey SP*
(662) 252-4231
3946 Hwy 7, South
Holly Springs, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Yester Year Lodge
(800) 421-7116, (901) 491-8426
591 Cathy Road
Ashland, MS
Campground Availability
14 Total Camp/RV Sites, 14 Electric and Water, 1 Group Sites, 3 Rental Units, 3 Total Rental Units, 10 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Firewood, Group Area, Pavilion, Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field,

George Payne Cossar SP*
(662) 623-7356
165 County Rd 170
Oakland, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Big Creek Water Park (Pat Harrison Waterway District)
(601) 763-8555
Soso, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Southaven RV Park*
(662) 393-8585
270 W. Stateline Rd
Southhaven, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Holly Springs National Forest (Chewalla Lake Campground)
(662) 236-6550
Holly Springs, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Travelers Camper Park
(800) 421-7116, (662) 895-4229
8937 Highway 178
Byhalia, MS
Campground Availability
70 Total Camp/RV Sites, 70 Electric and Water,

Okatibbee Water Park (Pat Harrison Waterway District)
(601) 737-2370
Meridian, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Trace SP*
(662) 489-2958
2139 Faulkner Rd
Belden, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Movietown RV Resort
(601) 859-7990
Canton, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Playground

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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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