Whether you have an upcoming trip to Asheville on your calendar or are fortunate enough to call this beautiful city home, you can look forward to celebrating National Take a Walk in a Park Day on March 30. And if the winter weather has kept you from walking or hiking in a while, you can look forward to a rejuvenating Asheville massage at SpaTheology, the best North Carolina day spa, after your walk!

One park you might want to visit is Chimney Rock State Park. According to Explore Asheville, the park’s naturalist will lead several guided hikes throughout the day. Kids in Parks will be there, too, sharing information about their Track Trail Program and other outdoor vendors will help you learn more about the ways you can enjoy getting outdoors – so that you can enjoy the beauty of North Carolina more than once a year on Take a Walk in the Park Day!

We have a little confession to make, no one at our Asheville NC spa had heard of Take a Walk in the Park Day before. We really liked the idea, though, so we did a little digging. According to  Heavy.com, “It’s not clear what the origin of National Take A Walk In The Park Day is. Even when the National Wildlife Foundation mentioned the holiday in 2015, it didn’t know the history of it.”

There’s no mystery when it comes to the benefits of walking, though. “Simply getting outside and walking will help you live a healthier life. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular ‘brisk’ walking can help you maintain a healthy weight and help prevent conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also helps improve your balance and coordination,” Heavy.com reports.

We know something else that might help if you have high blood pressure… a stress-relieving visit to SpaTheology, the most innovative of all Asheville NC spas. And if your celebration of National Take a Walk Day results in a few sore muscles, you can schedule an appointment for a Therapeutic Massage with one of our skilled Asheville massage therapists.