Category: Healthy Living

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Create Your Own Story Path

The 2022 season of Story Path is officially over, but the fun doesn’t have to end. You can continue to encourage early literacy, physical activity, imagination, and adventure with your kids by making your own Story Path at home with just a few supplies. What is Story Path? Story Path is a fun way to...

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8 Outdoor Fall Activities

Summer is officially over! While you may be sad that summer break and trips to the beach are done, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about fall. The cool weather makes spending time outside a joy and helps you get fresh air and exercise in the process. Make the most of the autumn...

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Bad Habits to Kick

No matter how health conscious you try to be, everyone has bad habits. It’s a normal part of life! But the longer you participate in these bad habits—like stress eating or sitting too much—the harder they are to quit. Don’t put yourself down. Make a positive change in your life by kicking the bad habits...

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Rethink Your Drink in 2022

Congratulations, Rethink Your Drink Challenge Participants! Our 6-week Rethink Your Drink Challenge has officially come to an end. More than 170 people participated in sipping smarter this summer. During this challenge, participants were asked to rethink their drinks by skipping sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) like soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, and more and choosing water instead....

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Back-to-School Grocery Tips

Back-to-school season is upon us and there are countless things you need to keep track of—sports, schedules, homework, activities, and so much more. One thing that shouldn’t add more stress to your plate is food shopping, preparing, and packing. But with so much to consider and so little time, these tasks can easily get away...

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Healthy Recipes Using Fresh Seasonal Produce

The summer season is the best time to get fresh produce—farmers markets, CSAs, and orchards are open and filled with fruits, vegetables, proteins, and more. Frederick County is home to more than 181,500 acres of farmland, so you can get locally sourced food while supporting your community. Using these products, you can make delicious, fresh,...

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Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is an exciting time for kids; three months without school to have fun and enjoy themselves. But with that freedom comes a challenge—how to spend the days? With so much time to fill, your kids may get bored of doing the same thing every day and resort to watching TV, playing video games, or...

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5 Steps Toward Improving Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health Month and an opportunity to make healthy choices. With so much focus on work, chores, taking care of family, and more, healthy habits can sometimes be put on the back burner. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle goes further than eating well and working out—although those elements are extremely important. Improve your well-being...

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Healthier Swaps for Easter Treats

Easter is a fun holiday filled with family, picnics, and egg hunts. But the Easter Bunny is also known to bring a lot of sugar-filled candy and sweets. Between jelly beans, peanut butter cups, and chocolate bunnies, you’re looking at a large dose of sugar. Eating too much sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes,...