Staying Active This Summer

We aren’t only concerned about our patient’s oral health, but their overall health as well. Regular physical activity increases your life span and helps prevent disease and illness. Luckily, the beautiful weather and scenery our state provides us in the summer, offers us a multitude of fun recreational activities to choose from. So, here are a few ideas if you are looking to stay active this summer.

Trail Running
Your run or walk will never get dull with the beautiful trails Alaska has to offer, such as the scenic coastal trail in Anchorage. There is also a plethora of fun summer running events, such as the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon or the Skinny Raven Pub Run that takes place every Tuesday. For a list of runs this summer visit

Mountain Climbing
You don’t have to summit Denali to enjoy a fun hike in Alaska. There are plenty of fun hikes practically in your backyard. Flat Top is a popular and enjoyable hike for experts as well as beginners. You can also try Bird Ridge, which offers an amazing view overlooking Turnagain Arm. More Anchorage hikes can be found at

There are also some beautiful lakes just within our city limits perfect for Kayaking, such as Jewel Lake, which is stocked with rainbow trout. Eklutna Lake is also another kayaking venue, and while further out, the beautiful view is worth the drive. You can even schedule to have a bike waiting for you for your return trip. More kayaking spots can be found at

What are you favorite summer activities to partake in?