"The outdoors is calling you to step up your exercise routine. It promises to deliver sights, smells, and sounds to distract you so you might even forget you’re exercising," says John Graham, Senior Network Administrator of St. Luke’s Fitness and Sports Performance.
“The great outdoors offers health benefits that can’t be duplicated, beginning with every breath you take,” he says. “There’s no cleaner air than what’s outside. But that’s not all. When you’re exercising outdoors, you must use the bones and muscles of your own body to support you and to ambulate. There are no treadmills or machines to help you move.”
Why do I keep getting calls at all hours of the day? I’m on the Do Not Call List. Why doesn’t that help? We hear these complaints from older adults and their families when they call to report a healthcare or consumer fraud scam. In addition to being a near-constant annoyance, phone solicitations are a main conduit through which scammers reach their targets. According to a 2020 report from Truecaller, about 56 million Americans received some type of unwanted call. Approximately $19.7 billion were lost to phone scams in the U.S. This is a growing trend — and according to telecom experts, this trend shows no signs of diminishing any time soon.
Let 'em Loose! Let's face it — kids are bundles of energy. They have probably been cooped up during the pandemic, and are like kernels of popcorn, waiting to explode with the heat of summer! With most restrictions lifted, there are a lot of places to go to leap, learn, and let loose! Just be sure to check these locations for restrictions first so you won't be disappointed.
Average family life in the United States has changed over the decades, to the point where the term "normal family" is no longer comprehensible. As society has changed, so has its most visible manifestation: the TV show. Whether art imitates life or life imitates art, the portrayal of family members, including fathers, has morphed over the past half-century or so. From fathers who are the head of the family (the original name of "The Dick Van Dyke Show") to fathers who talk to cars and horses, to fathers who haven't a clue, TV has held up an electronic mirror to society in all its forms.
As of this writing, life seems to be returning to the Lehigh Valley, just in time for summer! With many restrictions lifted, and the populace itching to get out, many festivals that were either dormant or virtual last year are beckoning us to come out of our COVID cocoons and have a great time! As always, check websites for up-to-date information on all events, as well as any lingering restrictions.