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Category: Outdoors

Jul 17, 2024

 RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, HIKERS, REMEMBER TO HYDRATE!

The 27th Steamtown Marathon is three months away and, despite the warm weather, many local runners are deep into training. With serious heat waves of summer, any prolonged endurance activity in minimal to moderate heat can be dangerous if not prepared. Adequate hydration is critically important, not only to those training for a marathon but […]

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Jul 3, 2024

SPEND TIME OUTDOORS – IT IS HEALTHY!

JUNE IS GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH! AS WE KICK OFF SUMMER AND CELEBRATE THE FOUR OF JULY, MAKE TIME TO GET THE HECK OUTSIDE! Research shows that spending time outdoors has many positive effects on your health. While there are many year-round activity options, in Northeastern Pennsylvania our short-lived summer is the inspiration to “suck the […]

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May 22, 2024

Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)

Spring is here! So, too, is allergy season and spring sports! It seems this every year at this time a young little league baseball player wheezes as they cross home plate and desperately tries to catch their breath. Players, coaches, umpires, parents watch in dismay, deciding whether they need to call an ambulance. Minutes later […]

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Aug 15, 2023

BE COOL WITH SUMMER FUN!

This column is repeated every year at this time with the intent of raising the level of awareness to prevent death or serious illness from heat stroke in athletes and other active people in hot, humid weather. It is August and summer is rapidly passing! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, […]

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Aug 9, 2023

SUMMER IS PASSING BY BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW!

STAY ACTIVE & HAVE FUN IN THE SUN! Can you believe that the 4th of July holiday was more than one month ago? Do not despair! There is still plenty of time to be outdoors in NEPA and experience so many activities such as: biking, hiking, running, walking, swimming, boating, golfing, and playing tennis to […]

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Jul 3, 2023

Have Fun in the Sun but Protect Your Skin!

It is time to celebrate the 4TH of July with some fun in the sun…but don’t forget to protect your skin! A little awareness and some precautions can go a long way to make this holiday weekend safer! Despite the fact that we have limited exposure to sunny days in NEPA (50%), skin cancer still […]

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Jun 1, 2021

SPEND TIME OUTDOORS – IT IS HEALTHY!

This week IS MEMORIAL DAY 2021…THE UNOFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! IT IS TIME TO GET THE HECK OUTSIDE!

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