Health and Wellness

Line DancingAnnapolis 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. Register here.

We also offer massage therapy at PMRC by licensed therapist Josephine "Jo" Gosnell. Massage appointments are open to members and non-members alike! Contact Jo at jbdenevan@hotmail.com or 410-570-7078 for additional information or to make an appointment.

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Five Benefits of Exercise and Nutrition

 

Energy
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.

Weight Control
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.

Health
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.

Self-Esteem
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.

Sleep
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.