February Spotlight

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Eagle Awareness Weekends continue at Lake Guntersville

The Eagle Awareness program turns 35 this year at Lake Guntersville State Park. What began as an initiative to pull the bald eagle from the brink of extinction has developed into much more. The weekends, held in January and February, feature live bird demonstrations, notable speakers, guided field trips for viewing eagles in their natural habitat, and the natural beauty of the mountains and the state park.

The final weekends for 2022 are Feb. 4-6 and Feb. 11-13. Packages are available that include lodging for two nights, hot cider social and wine tasting on Friday evening, breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning and early bird coffee before morning field trips. One-day passes are also available.

For lodge reservations, all 800-ALA-PARK or for camping reservations, call 256-571-5455. Also visit and under the parks tab, click Lake Guntersville. On the right side of the page, click Eagle Awareness.

Overweight couple running in green park

Exercise motivation for the new year 

Now that the new year is under way, how are those exercise resolutions coming along? They’re much easier to make than keep, but there are steps you can take to increase your chances of success:

Choose a specific goal. Every year, millions resolve to “lose weight” or “get in shape.” Focus instead on setting a specific, achievable goal.

Make a detailed plan. Creating a written plan can help you stick to your goal. It allows you to consider what tactics to use when faced with challenges.

Remember that change is a process. Be patient with yourself. Even if you make a misstep or two, restart and continue on your journey.

Get support. Explain your goals to your close friends and family and ask for their help. Or, join a group, like an exercise class, that shares your goal and will help keep you accountable.

Source: HealthMed Inc.


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