Walking for Health in Scottsdale

Walking for Health in ScottsdaleScottsdale area residents who are participating in a medical weight loss program already have a great head start on dropping pounds quickly. To really jump-start their weight loss, many people choose to add walking to their exercise routines or even to use walking as their primary mode of exercise.

Fortunately, the Scottsdale area is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the western United States. Majestic mountain vistas sit side by side with miles of desert and blooming cactus. Combine the beautiful scenery with the near-perfect year-round climate, and you have the ideal walking conditions for people who are trying to meet their weight loss goals painlessly and quickly. Try out the popular walking trails discussed below, and you may soon find that meeting your exercise goals can be one of your favorite parts of the day.

Camelback Mountain trails

The Camelback Mountain trails between Phoenix and Scottsdale are very popular with walkers and hikers because you can choose your degree of difficulty and your pace. The two trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla, both have something to offer in addition to the stunning mountain vistas. Echo Canyon is a fairly steep climb that might be best suited for walkers looking for a more challenging hike while Cholla is a more sedate walking path. However, Cholla is fairly long, so any walker needs to be up for a bit of a challenge with either Camelback trail.

Fort McDowell Scenic Trail

The Fort McDowell Scenic Trail is an excellent option for walkers of any fitness level. There is a plethora of gorgeous scenery, including desert wildflowers and excellent views of various parts of the Verde River. This trail has only minimal elevation changes in its 5.8 miles, so it’s a good way to really enjoy nature and get some exercise without extreme exertion.

Scottsdale Community College

If you find that the weather is simply too hot to bear — and during those 115-degree-plus days, that’s no surprise — you might enjoy the indoor track at Scottsdale Community College. This spacious air-conditioned track is a great way to be social, get fit, and stay on your exercise plan even when the weather isn’t cooperating.

A medical weight loss program can combine with a healthy exercise plan to make rapid weight loss far easier than you would have originally thought it would be. Talk to our medical weight loss doctors about how we can help you create a walking weight loss plan today!

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