I’m Missy Kane and I’d like to welcome you to my web site.
There’s nothing like the spectacular beauty of East Tennessee adorned in fall colors, and I’m getting ready to lace up my hiking shoes and hit the trail to see it firsthand. It’s hard to believe, but my “Get on Trails” program is in it’s 20th year! It all began in 1997 when I was hosting “Get on Track,” a walking program created as part of Covenant Health’s not-for-profit mission, helping East Tennesseans improve their quality of life through better health.
Then one day while driving to the mountains I thought, “Why don’t we take this series to the mountains?” Friends of the Smokies, the fundraising arm of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was fairly new. I talked to the first director, Charles Maynard, and “Get on Trails” was born as a fundraiser for the park, and as a way for walkers to literally take exercise to a whole new level.
Click here to see the Knoxville News Sentinel’s story about on Get on Trails.
20 years later, we’re still going strong! The current director of Friends of the Smokies is my longtime friend (and my former boss from our days at WBIR), Jim Hart. Leconte Medical Center, located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, has become a very natural sponsor for this wellness activity.
I encourage you to join us for this landmark season of hiking for health. You can learn more about “Get on Trails with Friends and Missy” by clicking the link below. See you on the trail!
Missy’s year-round fit tips:
– Set your alarm and get up 15 minutes early for a little light exercise and stretches
– Ditch the drive-through windows and keep a stash of healthy snacks in the car.
– Take the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator.
– Park away from the door so you can take a brisk walk to and from the car.
– At work, get up and go talk to your coworkers instead of sending e-mails.
– Spend five minutes doing gentle stretches before bedtime.
If you miss a workout or give into food temptations, don’t waste time feeling guilty. Resolve to do better next time, get back on track, and remember…life is more fun when you’re fit!