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Just the Facts…About the Benefits of Recreation Activities
/ May 10, 2014 9:50 pm

Just the Facts…About the Benefits of Recreation Activities

I’m old enough to remember Sgt. Joe Friday from the old Dragnet television series and his signature response when questioning women during a police investigation. “All we know are the facts, ma’am,” the always serious police detective would often say in his typical monotone elegance. If Joe were still doing television police work today (and I’d love to see his […]

Making a Difference
/ May 30, 2013 8:56 am

Making a Difference

In the book Chicken Soup for the Soul, there is a story about a man walking on the beach tossing starfish back into the ocean. There were thousands of starfish washed up on the beach destined to die from the coming day’s sun exposure. Another person asked the man why he bothered to throw the starfish back; he could not […]

Plunging in to the perfect workout
/ December 30, 2011 9:23 am

Plunging in to the perfect workout

Non-impact workouts like yoga and Pilates have been gaining traction for years as these strength-based workouts bring heart rates up without pounding the joints. Now, aqua fitness is joining the ranks of these esteemed “soft” workouts with year-over-year momentum in Blue Valley Recreation’s aqua fitness program. Also key to aqua fitness benefits is its self-adjusting nature. Water workouts are appropriate […]