By Patrick Phillips| June 6, 2014 at 2:46 PM EST - Updated July 28 at 12:40 AM
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC)
Get outside! Research shows that spending time outdoors has many positive effects on your health.
Just 5 minutes of “green” exercise can improve mental health and self-esteem.
People are more motivated when exercising in nature and children’s activity level more than doubles when they are outdoors so grab the kids and head up to the Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail on June 7 for the national trails day hike and earn bonus points for a chance to win great prizes in the Fit Family challenge!