Last month I crossed the country to Santa Barbara, for a dream vacation, with my husband; a weeklong retreat from city life that pushed us to relax our minds while working the rest of the body.
We hiked in good walking shoes, we soaked ourselves in sunscreen—even on cloudy days. We carried plenty of water bottles—and remembered to stay hydrated all day. We walked along the beaches and hiked rocky and steep trails. My hiking sticks offer an upper body work out, to boot.
It was exercise with a double benefit; fabulous fun that helps lower a multitude of health risks, including heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. The big bonus was my husband Robert’s talented and clever photographic eye. We have beautiful memories and proof that I practice what I preach!