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Baltimore Social is Now Offering Friendly Neighborhood Sports Leagues For Kids

1 Written by: | Monday, Jun 29, 2015 3:37pm

(photo by Stephen Babcock)

(photo by Stephen Babcock)

Baltimore Social leagues started as a way to get together with friends, play some bocce or skeeball and grab a drink or a bite to eat to catch up afterward. As city dwellers know from all of the groups in matching T-shirts walking around, however, the leagues have grown to feature multiple sports in multiple cities. And at the same time, fouder Giovanni Marcantoni and his team have gotten organizing friendly sports down to a science. So as Marcantoni considered how to address a need for more youth leagues in Baltimore City, he eventually realized that he was already in a place to do so. Read More →

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Weekly Wellness Tip from Fit For You: Heart Attack Care & Zucchini Salad With Arugula, Mint and Lemon

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 10:00am

Photo courtesy of Goop.com

Photo courtesy of Goop.com

Weekly Wellness Tip

The Changing Face of Heart Attack Care
In a heart attack, a blocked artery prevents blood from reaching an area of heart muscle. At first, cells are merely stunned, but as minutes tick by, they start to die. Read More →

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Patterson Park Might Lose its Ice Skating Rink

3 Written by: | Monday, Jun 22, 2015 9:40am

Photo via Charm City Now

Photo via Charm City Now

Patterson Park is being seriously redeveloped for the first time in nearly 20 years, which is great news–except that the park’s new look might not include one of its most fun features, the ice rink. Read More →

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Weekly Wellness Tip from Fit For You: Can Your Diet Save Your Brain?

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10:00am

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Leafy greens, vegetables and olive oil are foods that boost brain health

Weekly Wellness Tip :Can Your Diet Save Your Brain Read More →

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Don’t Miss the Area’s Largest Fitness Festival – Tomorrow in Harbor East

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 19, 2015 12:00pm

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HARBOR EAST HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL FIT+ FESTIVAL

Experience the Latest in Fitness, Health and Lifestyle on Saturday, June 20 with Complimentary Exercise Classes, a Kids’ Zone and Much More!  

On Saturday, June 20 channel your inner awesome at Harbor East for the third annual FIT+ (FIT plus), a street project of sport and health! Harbor East wellness centers and athletic apparel retailers are taking over the neighborhood for a fitness street party as The MAC (Maryland Athletic Club), City Sports, lululemon athleticaand Under Armour Brand House host FREE exercise classes right on Aliceanna Street. Each 30 minute session will showcase a unique fitness offering, perfectly timed so that guests can sample multiple classes and discover their favorite way to sweat!  Featuring yoga, Zumba, boxing boot camp and more, FIT+ offers an exercise discipline for all interests, fitness levels, and ages. Read More →

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Professional Cuddling Business to Open in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 19, 2015 9:41am

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Not getting enough warm embraces in your life? Well, you can always ask a friend for a hug–or you could make the drive to Columbia and pay someone $40 for a 30-minute cuddle session. Read More →

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Eden Mill Canoe Trip Offers Environmental Close-Up

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 11:00am

Eden Mill's Family Canoe trips offer a great way to get up and close to nature.

Eden Mill’s Family Canoe trips offer a great way to get up and close to nature.

Since many of us in Baltimore live with traffic, noise and concrete, all this talk about “the environment” can seem far away. Not relevant even. Yet, within a short drive, we can find ourselves in beautiful, natural surroundings. 

Recently, my family and I found ourselves in just that setting while canoeing down the Deer Creek on an Eden Mill Family Canoe trip. Consider booking a canoe trip – it’s a fun activity that also offers an ideal spot to talk with the kids about how connected we really are to our environment and nature.

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Weekly Wellness Tip by Fit For You – Moving Side to Side & Dry Poaching Chicken

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10:00am

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Moving Side-to-Side
When exercising you commonly move from front to back, but how much thought do you give to moving side-to-side? Moving side-to-side is a lateral movement that engages your hip abductor muscles.

These muscles help you walk, run, play sports, balance on one foot, dance, get into and out of a car and get onto and off a bicycle. Bottom line, they improve functional fitness, enhance core stability and prevent injuries.

Exercises that strengthen your hip abductor muscles include side-lying leg raises, standing side leg raises, side step-ups, balancing on one leg, and side steps with or without a resistance band.

Photo courtesy of The Kitchn

Photo courtesy of The Kitchn

Recipe of the Week:

Say good-bye to dry and chewy chicken breast.  This recipe for Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts will deliver moist and tender results. Click for Recipe.

Quote of the Week:

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.”

–       Mandy Hale

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Baltimore Wins Top Honors in Sustainability

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 12, 2015 4:00pm

With 14 acres of urban agriculture, this Radnor/Winston community garden off York Rd. is a prime example of sustainability in action.

Baltimore now boasts 14 acres of “urban agriculture.” The Radnor/Winston community garden off York Rd. is a prime example of sustainability in action.

Charm City got a bit of good news with its recent “5-STAR” sustainability rating from the non-profit Star Communities. This non-profit’s mission is to assess and then rate a city’s environment, economy, and the well-being if its residents. Only Seattle and Massachusetts’s City of Northampton have won the highest 5-STAR rating.  You could take this honor with a grain of salt given our town’s recent events–but it’s useful to note that the sustainability rating system examines not only governmental efforts, but also community partnerships. Read More →

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One in Four Baltimoreans Lives in a Food Desert

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 12, 2015 9:54am

Food access map of Baltimore, with food deserts indicated in red. Map via mdfoodsystemmap.org

Food access map of Baltimore, with food deserts indicated in red. Map via mdfoodsystemmap.org

According to the USDA, a food desert is a place where residents don’t have access to fresh, healthy foods. Food deserts lack farmer’s markets and good grocery stores; instead, they have fast food, poorly stocked corner stores, and few options. Read More →

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