Check out this list and add one (or 15) to your Tennessee adventure bucket list.
It’s the season to hit the trail. But don’t just throw on your most beaten-up trainers and head out to the nearest wilderness – that’s the path to injury. We’ve assembled a guide to getting outside your comfort zone, from taking your first (tiny) steps to competing in your first race.
Whether you’re looking for a paddle out to a towering set of falls or a quick hike to the perfect view off the side of the road, here’s a list of 10 of our favorite waterfall adventures near Nashville.
Home to more than two dozen major rivers and lakes, Tennessee is one of the best states in the country to learn how to paddleboard or to fine-tune your skills.
Walking for 20 minutes a day has been shown to prevent injury and enhance quality of life.
Bote Mountain was made for serious hikers who want to access the Appalachian Trail, but it’s also in a convenient spot for folks who want a sturdy hike without driving deep into the national park.
Mud Island’s Mississippi River Greenbelt is an excellent spot for a pleasant riverside run.
Knoxville is gaining a reputation as a mountain bike mecca, and the spiffy trails at Baker Creek Preserve are a big reason for that.
You’ll be amazed at just how much adventure are packed in the two-hour drive between Nashville and Chattanooga.
Can you be healthy at any weight? It’s a complex question. WellTuned asked Reena Panjwani, registered dietitian-nutritionist at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, to explain.