Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Walking In Central Park

I am in New York City for a couple of days, which means the opportunity to walk in Central Park, which ranks as one of my favorite spots in the country for burning off calories. 

Since I am with one of my daughters, I didn't want to subject her to my idea of a great walk (high speed).  Instead, I decided to make it more of an enjoyable stroll. 

We took the subway from our hotel on 35th to the Museum of Natural History Station and entered the park there.  The first phase was a walk up to Belvedere Castle, which meant a nice uphill climb.  From there, we went down to the Boat House, then around the Model Boat Pond, before ending up at the Zoo.  My pedometer showed five miles. 

Exiting the park at the southeast corner, we decided to walk back to the hotel - 24 street blocks and 2 avenue blocks.  No problem!  Great walk - great calorie burn.  New York City is best seen on foot, and this was just the first of many opportunities to do just that.  This is also a great example of how to maintain your weight management program when traveling, as pretty much every city offers possibilities if you take the time to look.

Here is a link for learning more about walking in Central Park - http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-do/sports/walking.html

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