Add Tennis to Your Workout Regimen for Serious Health Benefits

tennis twoAre you looking to add a new sport to your fitness regimen? The benefits of playing tennis should make it your first choice.

The physical benefits of tennis are well established. Tennis will improve your aerobic capacity, which means that your cardiovascular fitness increases giving you higher energy levels and improved fat burning. 

Your leg strength will be improved, because of the many stops and starts you make during a match. And you will be much more agile, since the game requires that you change direction – up to 5 times in 10 seconds in one tennis point when playing on your apartment tennis courts.

The psychological benefits are equally impressive. Tennis players develop self discipline through learning to work on skills in practice, and controlling the pace of play in competition. You will also learn to accept responsibility since you must make the line calls during a match.

Tennis gives you the opportunity to manage stress. The game requires you to increase your game play under tough conditions. The ability to manage your stress level during practice, and in tough matches, will help you in your every day life.

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Take Advantage of Kent’s Interurban Trail to Clear Your Head and Enjoy Nature

interurban trailThe Interurban Trail is a historical route covering 18.1 miles of the Puget Sound Railway, which until 1928, carried passengers between Tacoma and Everett. The asphalt-covered trail offers great views of both industry and unspoiled nature.

The trail is wheelchair accessible and is bike and inline skate-friendly. Beginning at Fort Dent Way in Tukwila, the trail winds its way through the Green River Trail in Kent, then on to Jovita Crossroads Trailhead Park. Here, you can use the amenities such as drinking fountains, restroom, and a quiet picnic area.

There are plans for future expansion, so that it is a continuous journey, rather than ending and beginning in designated areas.  

The Interurban Trail is in close proximity to Signature Pointe, and it offers the perfect outing for nature lovers. Go for a romantic walk with a loved one, take the kids on a picnic, or just enjoy the view and take some time to clear your head, while enjoying all of nature’s beauty.

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Save Money on Healthcare by Walking the Interurban Trail in Kent

Walking the Interurban TrailHaving a healthy lifestyle has many benefits, not just for your body but for your wallet as well. Walking the Interurban Trail in Kent is a great way to maintain your health and wellness.

The Interurban Trail is 14 miles long and stretches from Tukwila to Pacific. It is not only used for exercise. The trail connects several towns and is used by cyclists and walkers to commute to work. One of the many benefits of commuting to work on the trail is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy individual can save a great deal of money because: Continue reading “Save Money on Healthcare by Walking the Interurban Trail in Kent”

5 Hiking Trails to Try Out Near Your Kent Apartment

Kent hiking trailsAre you tired of being indoors? Going a bit stir crazy? Well, it may be time to hit the trails! Hiking is not just great exercise, it is also a good way to clear the cobwebs that may have gathered during the Winter months.

Even if the weather is still a bit drizzly, the fresh, clean air and green landscape can have you feeling refreshed and energized. Lucky for you, there are some great hiking trails near Kent that are just waiting for you! Continue reading “5 Hiking Trails to Try Out Near Your Kent Apartment”