Hiking can be good for your health. Time in nature has been proven to decrease stress and anxiety, which is essential as we deal with the challenges of the pandemic. You will reap the health rewards of movement — including being stronger and happier and reducing your risk of illness. Hiking is also relationship-building, as families can enjoy spending time together while getting healthier.
Keeping that in mind, this fall, Edward-Elmhurst Health invites you to join the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. For the next eight weeks, from Sept. 14 to Nov. 9, rediscover the healthy benefits of being active and spending time in nature. It’s a great opportunity for all ages — from kids to seniors.
They created fun weekly challenges to help you explore the outdoors and get the most out of your hikes. Some of the challenges may not be for everyone, but we encourage you to give them a try!
Share your success with them on Instagram or Facebook, and you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes. So. grab your family members, parent, partner, or bestie and “Take a Hike!”.
Enter EE’s weekly drawing for a chance to win prizes!
Two ways to enter each week:
1) Post a picture from your hike to your public Instagram profile, tagging @healthydriven and including the hashtag #hdtakeahike in your photo caption. (If your account is not public, we will not be able to see your post)
2) Comment on the weekly hiking challenge photo posted each Tuesday, starting Sept. 15, 2020, and ending Nov. 3, 2020, on our Healthy Driven Facebook page. You must include a photo from your hike in the comment.
Two winners will be randomly drawn each week. Winners will be messaged through Facebook or Instagram.
Click here for a complete list of drawing rules.