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5 Ways to Get Active in New Orleans

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One of the key factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is staying physically active, but “staying active” can mean much more than just another trip to the gym. Each month we are featuring ways to get active while still having fun in a different PT Solutions community. Follow along and commit to making 2017 a year filled with fun, active adventure!

New Orleans is famous for its soulful music, decadent food, captivating nightlife, and spectacular Mardi Gras parads. Here are five tips to stay active while eating your beignets, whether you’re a local or a tourist!

Challenge for Runners and Bikers

In addition to being a favorite tourist spot to visit due to the architectural sights and famous St. Charles Streetcar Line, St. Charles Avenue also provides a great challenge for advanced runners and bikers. You’ll find many local athletes taking advantage of the long road to cash in their miles. Plus, St. Charles Avenue leads to some delicious food to reward yourself after a taxing workout. Looking for a long-term goal to work towards? Sign up for one of the many races happening around New Orleans in 2017. Bike the Big Easy, Ochsner Ironman New Orleans, and New Orleans Escape Triathlon are just a few!

A Healthy Oasis

Audubon Park offers stunning sights for either avid runners or beginning walkers. With 1.8 miles of paved path, anyone visiting can go at their own pace while also enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful park located right in historic uptown. It will be time well spent underneath the tall oak trees and through the moss-covered paths.

Water Lovers Rejoice

It’s common to see paddle-boarders or kayakers taking to Lake Pontchartrain for their daily exercise. With over 40 miles of beautiful water and shorelines to explore, it’s a popular place for locals and tourists alike.

Put On Your Dancing Shoes

New Orleans is known as the birthplace of Jazz, so it’s no surprise that live music and dancing can be found all over the city. Grab your partner or friends and hit the town for a fun, active evening at one of the many spots perfect for getting down.

Get Walking  

The best way to stay your healthiest while in New Orleans is by walking at every opportunity. There is so much to see and experience in the city, and the best way to witness it all is by taking to the streets on foot. You’ll be able to experience more historic cemeteries, more delicious restaurants, and more beautiful views this way. Plus, your body will thank you.