Hide the Remote … And Take a Walk

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Get active along one of these scenic walking routes in the South Coast

Obesity is directly linked to increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Two hours of daily TV watching increases risk for obesity by 23 percent and risk of developing diabetes by 14 percent. So why not put down the remote and pick up your walking shoes instead?

Take it outside!

The South Coast has dozens of places where you can get active while enjoying the natural beauty of our region. Here are just a few to get you started.

Healthy City Fall River offers a walking map of safe, designated walking routes within the city.

Farther east, the Buzzards Bay Coalition provides extensive information on walking trails in the green space around Buzzards Bay

Those living in the East Bay Region might check out this map of trails offered by the Aquidneck Land Trust.

Walk with a group

Exercising with companions can help keep you motivated. Join Southcoast Diabetes Management Program every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for a guided walk along the 2-mile Quequechan River Rail Trail in Britland Park, located in Fall River at the end of Wordell Street. The group meets at the benches at the beginning of the trail. Find more details here.