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Middletown Township Parade

July 2, 2015 9:28 am

Are you looking for something to do on the 4th of July? Look no further. Middletown Township is having a parade. Please see the details below.

The Middletown Township Fourth of July parade will be held on Saturday, July 4th starting at 9am. Due to setting up for the parade Veterans Highway (Rt. 413) will be closed around 7:30am between E. Lincoln Highway (Business Rt. 1) and Trenton Road. The parade will begin around 9am traveling south on Veterans Highway to Trenton Road. It will make a left onto Trenton Road to travel east ending at the Middletown Athletic Association complex by Woodbourne Road. This will facilitate closing Trenton Road between Durham and Bristol-Oxford Valley Roads. All roads intersecting Trenton Road in that area will be closed to vehicular traffic. Woodbourne Road will also be closed at Bristol-Oxford Valley as the parade crosses the intersection of Trenton and Woodbourne Roads. All of the affected roads should be reopened by around 11:00 am.

Alternate routes to avoid the closed roads are Durham Road to E. Lincoln Highway and Oxford Valley Road to E. Lincoln Highway.

There are also temporary parking restrictions in place prior to and during the parade. Please obey any posted signs to avoid having your vehicle ticketed and possibly towed. These restricted areas are set up to ensure that emergency vehicles can get into the Levittown sections if necessary.

Click here for full details.

Enjoy your holiday!

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How to Exercise Outdoors Safely During the Summer

June 30, 2015 3:15 pm

While running outdoors in the summer can be more enjoyable than in the winter, it comes with its own set of adjustments and safety hazards. Whether you already have a set running schedule or you’re looking to begin a morning jogging routine this summer, here are a few things that you should know to help beat the heat.

  1. Choose the right time of day. Instead of running during your lunch break when the sun is at its hottest, opt instead for an early morning or late afternoon jog. As a general rule, avoid running during the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  2. Wear sunscreen. You might not think about it like you would, say, at the beach, but you’re at just as much risk for sunburn while running. Be sure to wear something around SPF 45.
  3. Stay hydrated from the get-go. Most runners recommend drinking a full glass of water before you even set out on your run to avoid dehydration. While running, stop for a drink every 15 minutes (even if you’re not thirsty).
  4. Pay attention to your body. If you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseated while running, slow to a walk (or stop running altogether) and seek out a shaded spot to rest.

8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat [Active.com]
20 Ways To Have a Rockin' Outdoor Workout [Greatist.com]
Summer Safety: 8 Outdoor Fitness Training Tips To Help You Keep Cool [Medical Daily]

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5 Health Benefits of Walking

June 24, 2015 2:36 pm

Whether you walk to work or simply take a stroll around the neighborhood at night, walking is a great way to improve your health in a relaxing, enjoyable way. Here are just a few of the health benefits of walking — and reasons why you should incorporate more walking into your daily routine.

  1. It improves your cardiovascular health. While many people think of running when they think of cardiovascular exercise, the moderate exercise of walking also lowers blood pressure, prevents obesity, and helps improve your overall cardiovascular health.
  2. It improves your mental health. Like all exercise, walking helps improve your mental health and reduces stress by taking you outside and away from your usual routine.
  3. It regulates your weight. You might think that you need to exhaust yourself in order to lose weight, but that’s not necessarily true. Moderate exercises, like walking, also help maintain a healthy weight.
  4. It reduces the risk of cancer. Surprisingly, the health benefits of walking also help to prevent certain types of cancers, including breast and colon cancer.
  5. It reduces the risk of diabetes. Walking regularly can even prevent non-insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes.

The Benefits of Walking [American Heart Association]
Walking…A Step in the Right Direction! [NIH]
Walking: Your Steps to Health [Harvard]

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