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Fall in Alabama Most people rave about the fall colors up North, and while we agree that the North is beautiful this time of year, so is the South! We may be biased, but our home state of Alabama offers stunning fall views, and the absolute best way to enjoy those views is by going on weekend camping trips! One spot that we highly recommend visiting this season is DeSoto State Park   One of DeSoto State Park's Trails, Alapark About DeSoto State Park Encompassing 3,502-acres, DeSoto State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic Northeast Alabama. This area is...

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About AXS WELLNESS AXS WELLNESS is based out of Denver, Colorado and provides transformative health and wellness programs and educational workshops for fire departments, police officers, EMS, air medics, and other professionals in the first responder community. Their mission is to deliver new pathways of access to mind-body wellness for sectors of the public that would not have otherwise experienced it.   Founder Jacqueline Toomey is personally and wholeheartedly invested in purposefully bringing new experiences of wellness to public servants with firm hopes that the unique AXS WELLNESS approach can benefit everyone, regardless of background, career,  beliefs or lifestyle. The First...

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Wildfire Season A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. They can destroy homes and cause injury or death to both humans and animals. There are many different causes for wildfires, but the most common are lightning strikes and human activity. This year, wildfires are ravaging many areas, especially in California, and red-flag warnings have been issued from the Northwest into the Rockies. According to the  National Interagency Fire Center, an estimated 649,054 acres have burned across 14 states and the wildfires are still spreading. This begs the question, do you...

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Camping with a Bad Back Back pain shouldn’t be keeping you from going camping and enjoying nature! Especially right now, when camping and other outdoor adventures are some of the only activities that allow you to socially distance your family from others. Listed below are three of the best ways to reduce back pain while camping as outlined by The Joint Chiropractic: 1. Sleep on a Softer Surface Sleeping on a hard, uneven surface will definitely agitate your back and intensify any back pain you might already have. So, consider bringing a memory foam mat, an air mattress or a...

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Hurricane Season Hurricane season is officially in full swing. Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can already be stressful enough, but due to COVID-19, 2020 is presenting a whole new array of challenges. Don’t worry though! We’ve collected all the best tips from the CDC and Ready.gov to ensure you and your family stay safe and healthy this hurricane season. Steps to Prepare Step 1: Know Your Risk It is a common misconception that if you are not living near the coast, you don’t need to prepare for hurricanes. However, rain, wind and water can affect even land locked...

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