Annapolis Recreation and Parks offers a variety of programs and activities for all ages at very reasonable prices. From youth and adult athletic leagues to yoga classes and horseback riding, there are a number of programs which will meet your recreational interests. For the very young or the young-at-heart, keep up with our latest activities by joining our e-mail list.
Five Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition
If you eat healthy, small snacks and meals throughout the day, you'll
keep your blood sugar from crashing and feel more energetic. If you hit
the gym for 30 minutes each day, you'll have the added benefit of a
neurotransmitter called serotonin, which is a natural mood booster.
Losing weight and keeping it off takes a combination of eating fewer
calories and burning more energy. Eat nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods
such as fruits, vegetables and lean meats and other proteins that will
fill you up. Integrate physical activity into your everyday routine in
addition to scheduled exercise. For instance, take the stairs at work or
park at the far end of the lot.
Regular exercise and good nutrition may ameliorate or prevent a myriad
of conditions including heart disease, hypertension, stroke, Type 2
diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and depression. Consult your physician
to make sure your diet and exercise plans are compatible with your
medications and health conditions.
There is nothing like running farther or improving your physique to
boost your self-esteem. Take time to enjoy your new healthy lifestyle.
Update your wardrobe and enroll in a cooking class. Keep fitness fun and
interesting by trying something new -- go for a hike, take a martial
arts course or register for a 5K.
If you exercise vigorously for 30 minutes a day, you may find you sleep
much more soundly at night. A good night's rest will improve your
mental acuity and energy levels the next day.