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Resolve to Be More Active in 2021

If your New Year’s resolutions include being more active this year, here are some ideas to help you achieve your goals.

Experts agree that maintaining physical and mental health is important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just remember to practice safe social distancing and avoid gatherings while walking and cycling. In addition, please follow the recommendations of state and local health care experts and wear a face covering while out and about.

With more than 1,000 miles of bikeways and scenic trails, Orange County is a great place to ride a bike. Find out more about bicycling in Orange County here and download the recently updated Orange County Bike Map to discover how to explore the area’s expansive bike network.

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and it’s gentle enough for most people at any age or fitness level. Walkers on average lose weight, strengthen their hearts, and have less stress. Consider walking one or more days a week around the many beautiful parks, beaches, and communities in Orange County.

No matter what type of active transportation you choose, safety is essential. To stay visible to other road users when bicycling or walking at night, make it easy for drivers to see you. Lights, light-colored clothing and reflective gear increase your visibility. Check out these tips for being safe and being seen.

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