The principle of Health Tracks is application of exercising and staying in nature as a tool for regeneration of physical and mental strength and also a tool of a primary prevention of serious diseases, which has an origin in the long-time unfavorable changes in lifestyle choices, as for example lack of physical activity, nutrition disorders and increased level of psychogenic stress at work or in daily life.Although man lived in close contact and in symbiosis with nature for many millenniums, now there is a significant increase of the use of nature and natural treasures with no respect to its regeneration potential. Human society has become a voracious consumer, who does not pay attention to protection and restoration of natural treasures. Impact of excessive exploitation of natural sources, industrial mass-production and waste production in time of global economy is ecological imbalance. It is high time to change our behavior to nature and environment radically. Nature and environment surround us and we are an inseparable part of it.
The goal of The Project Health Tracks in the Plzeň Region is to introduce the beauty of local nature to visitors of this region and to motivate them to use the nature in compliance with principle of long-term sustainable development. Because some Health Tracks run through areas that are subject to particular natural and landscape protection, please, respect the principles of environmentally friendly behavior in nature: