You don't have to go to Ocean City to enjoy a family day at the beach.
Even with lower gas prices, a trip to an ocean resort can get expensive, with travel, housing, eating and shopping costs that pile up. If you're looking for an alternative to trips to coastal resorts, you don't have to look beyond your own county. Thanks to the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and Maryland Park Service facilities, residents on the eastern side of the county have beaches practically in their back yards and residents on the western end of the county don't have far to travel to put their toes in the sand. Beach-cations can be had at the following county swimming beaches: Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Rocky Point Waterfront Park 2200 Rocky Point Road This 375-acre waterfront park …
Judy Maberry, certified personal trainer at Franklin Square Hospital Center, shares the health benefits of walking and some ways the hospital can help you get moving.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
What’s a good way to exercise that is also easy, cheap and something nearly everyone young and old can do to improve their health? Walking! Most experts agree that you should get at least 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week. But you don’t have to buy costly equipment or join an expensive gym. Walking briskly is a simple exercise you can do just about anywhere and at any time of day. And its health benefits are endless. Routine brisk walking can: If you’ve been sedentary for a while—meaning you haven’t exercised regularly in a long time—it’s best to check with your primary care physician or nurse practitioner first and then begin slowly. Don’t aim for a marathon right away. Start by walking …