Healthy People Healthy Trails

Connect to an active life. Connect to the outdoors.

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Trails + Art Exhibit in Montecito Journal

In her June 24th, 2021 article, author Joanne Calitri, captures the spirit of the collaboration between the artists who created art from vistas looking over a dozen trails and the organizations that came together to make a new exposition at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature happen. The exhibit is titled Art from the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County, which celebrates outdoor treasures here on the Central Coast. The exhibition is open now

Active Aging | Taking Seniors Into Nature

For older adults, experts suggest 30 minutes of activity on most days. Such activity is known to extend lifespans, reduce the risk of falls, improve balance and agility, prevent osteoporosis and muscle loss, and delay the onset of cognitive decline. Evidence suggests that when activity is done outdoors, nature enhances the health benefits. Connect to an active life. Connect to the outdoors. To learn more read the full article.

Summer Fun Challenge

You are invited to join the “Summer Fun Challenge” to be active outdoors! Fresh air, sunshine, and being physically active is good for your body and your mind. Receive a bandana (while supply lasts) when you take our pledge and earn chances for prizes each time you send in your activity records. There is a weekly drawing for a $25 gift certificate for those who track and post the amount of time they walk in

Health & Wellness 2020 | Santa Maria Sun

A well-written article about the Healthy People Healthy Trails​ initiative in Santa Barbara County was posted on January 22nd, 2020, in the Santa Maria Sun. Author Zac Ezzone did a great job capturing the essence of a program designed promote the value of linking the healthcare and recreation communities to make it easy for physicians to prescribe outdoor activity for children and adults, for families to find fun places to walk in nature, and encourage all to

Cabrillo Ball Park Promotes Walking and Fitness

The popular public park, located at Cabrillo Boulevard and S. Milpas Street has received a major overhaul. Access to the park has been improved along with many other amenities including several multi-use grass turf areas and a walking path with views of the ocean. A 1/3-mile health and fitness walking path surrounds the park and the paved path features new outdoor fitness equipment arranged in a circuit along the route. There are 13 pieces of