Health Matters

Step outside your box

Written by Healthy Living

June is National Great Outdoors Month. According to Harvard Health, those who spend time outdoors enjoy numerous health benefits, including elevated vitamin D levels, enhanced mood due to sunlight exposure, and decreased stress levels. In addition, those who spend time outdoors enjoy increased activity levels, meaning they meet the American Heart Association’s recommended 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise each day.

Lake County offers various parks where families can spend the day hiking, picnicking, and birding.

Lake Idamere Park
12335 County Road 448
Tavares
352.343.9800

North Lake Community Park
40730 Roger Giles Road
Umatilla
352.771.5929

Lake Griffin State Park
3089 U.S. Highway 441
Fruitland Park
352.360.6760

P.E.A.R. Park
5241 Legacy Blvd.
Leesburg
352.253.4950

Hickory Point Recreation Park
27341 State Road 19
Tavares
324.6161

Lake Louisa State Park
7035 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont
352.360.6760

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living is unique in a sea of health magazines that only present information on nutrition and exercise. Published by Akers Media Group, Healthy Living goes much farther by focusing on the four pillars of a true wellness — physical, mental, spiritual and financial health.

Healthy Living promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle with easy-to-read features, try-it-at-home exercise programs, and expert advice from financial planners, mental health professionals, and a variety of other leaders in their respective fields.

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