So What is The Nature of Health?

From its inception, the motivation for creating Trek Ten Trails was to connect kids with the many benefits of nature and help target the increasing rise in childhood obesity.  
The good news is that obesity is preventable through healthy eating habits and physical activity; but the bad news is that Americans are not taking the necessary steps
(pardon the pun) to prevent obesity. The fundamental reason our children are overweight is that too many children are eating too much and moving too little.

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, suggests one reason for the rise in childhood obesity is a result of our society’s obsession with technology. Mr. Louv
cites a myriad of explanations for why parents keep children focused on indoor activities, causing what he considers another disease of epidemic proportion that he calls
“nature deficit disorder.” Mr. Louv proposes that the link with nature is critical to childhood development and emotional well-being. He wants us outdoors!

The Nature of Health, as we like to call the “dimensions” of wellness, is not just about physical fitness.
Our total well-being is comprised of seven dimensions, all very closely intertwined - physical as well as
social, spiritual, intellectual, financial, emotional and environmental.

The Nature of Health will give Trek Ten participants an opportunity to receive wellness-related tips
and information from local health professionals and wellness coaches via periodic electronic newsletter
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Bok Tower Gardens
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Circle B-Bar  
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CIRCLE B CONNECTOR TRAIL
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Colt Creek State Park  
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Crooked Lake Prairie  
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Fort Fraser Trail  
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Gator Creek Reserve  
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Green Swamp East  
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Hickory Lake Scrub  
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HILOCHEE WMA
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Lake Kissimmee State Park  
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Lake Marion Creek / Stokes Preserve
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Lake Parker Park
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Lake Wales Depot Museum  
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Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
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Lakeland Highlands Scrub  
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Mackay Gardens  
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MARSHALL HAMPTON RESERVE
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Mary Holland Park
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Mosaic Peace River Park
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NORTH WALK-IN-WATER
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Peace River Hammock  
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Saddle Creek Nature Trail  
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Street Audubon Center
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SUMICA Trail   
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Tiger Creek Preserve  
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Van Fleet State Trail
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DOWNLOAD 2012 FACTSHEETS   
Complete information for each hike including GPS coordinates, plus
easy-to-follow written instructions for cache finds without a GPS!.  
Factsheets are in alphabetical order.  Five new trails are noted in
ALL
CAPITAL LETTERS.
 You must hike these five plus five more of your
choice.
Links to Our
FREE VALIDATION CARDS


Available at all MAGNIFY CREDIT UNION locations:
Mulberry
1010 N.Church Ave.
Mulberry
(863) 425-5611
Bartow
1790 N.Broadway
Bartow
(863) 582-7300
Winter Haven
3501 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Winter Haven
(863) 618-1000
SO WHAT IS GEOCACHING?
LEARN MORE ABOUT GEOCACHING

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure
seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called
geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people
of all ages who have a strong sense of community.  Those who love the sport of geocaching also
love, support and protect our environment.
Visit
www.geocaching.com to get started today.  FREE!                     
                     What is TREK TEN TRAILS?

Designed to get families “off the couch” and outdoors to enjoy nature along featured hiking
trails in Polk County, Friends of the Parks Foundation launched its innovative TREK TEN
TRAILS program in 2007. Beginning its sixth season November 10, 2012, Trek Ten will add
three new trails with a monthly hosted hike to introduce the treks required to be eligible for
prizes and recognition at year-end. Participants then choose seven more from the remaining
selection of featured trails.  First hosted hike will be December 15.  Join us for the Trek Ten
Trails Annual Celebration Pot Luck Breakfast (BRING A DISH) and get your new 2013
Validation Game Card.
                      

2012 Trek Ten Trails Annual Celebration
"Pot Luck" Breakfast & Awards Ceremony

Discovery Center Workshop
Circle B Bar Reserve
Saturday, November 10 - 9:00 A.M.
PLEASE JOIN US!
           Trek Ten Trails is TOTALLY FREE - and FUN!
      October 31 Deadline for 2012 Validation Cards!
Just pick up a Validation Game Card at any Magnify Credit Union, Polk County Public Library,
Circle B Bar Reserve or Outpost 27. Download the Factsheet for the trail you want to hike from
the chart at the right.  Factsheets contain driving directions to the trailhead and GPS coordinates
as well as easy-to-follow written instructions for finding the geocache (hidden treasures). Inside
the geocache is a self-inking stamp for validating your trek. Collect ten stamps, then mail your
card. It’s as simple as that.
George Jenkins
High School
Student Run
Credit Union
Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland
(863) 666-2025
So what do the Factsheet icons mean? Click here to learn more about  
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