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Enjoy Exercise With These Low-Impact Workouts

August 13, 2014 10:02 am

Want to begin exercising but don't know where to start? These three low-impact workouts can help you get started:

  1. Walking. Walking is extremely low-impact, enables you to spend time outdoors, and is much cheaper than a monthly gym membership. The average person can burn about 181 calories by walking for just 45 minutes, and you can always add to your speed or distance as you start to feel more comfortable.
  2. Zumba. This fun, lively workout may incorporate choreography, but it’s much simpler than most step aerobics classes or dance classes. Zumba incorporates dance moves to create an exercise program that doesn’t even feel like working out. Best of all, you’ll burn over 350 calories in just 45 minutes.
  3. Cycling. Although many people are intimidated by the loud music and fast pace of a cycling class, this is actually a very low-impact workout. Cycling is great because you can go at your own pace, and no one will really notice if you go a bit slower than the rest of the class. Even very moderate cycling will burn 381 calories in 45 minutes, and you can increase that number by pedaling faster.

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Dog Pawrade

August 12, 2014 2:43 pm

The Friends of Oak Grove, Inc. will be hosting a Pawrade on September 6th at 11:30am at Roosevelt Park, behind Salemwood Elementary School in Malden. The walk will be just under 1 mile and will feature a Dog Pageant as well. To register for the event or for more information go to www.friendsofoakgrove.org

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Enjoy Music and Dancing near Windsor at Oak Grove at the Folk Arts Center of New England

August 12, 2014 11:16 am

Love music and dancing? One of the most unique places to enjoy both near Oak Grove Village might just be the Folk Arts Center of New England.

This community dance organization hosts traditional folk dances inspired by countries all over the world. The dances are meant to be recreational and fun, which means that beginners are welcome to join in and learn a new style of dance. Visitors will often hear live music from expert musicians, skilled at playing a variety of styles. In addition, professional dancers are often here to help show guests the right steps.

Events put on by the Folk Arts Center include contra dancing, line dancing, and folk dancing, in spots near Oak Grove Village and around Boston. (You can click here to see a calendar of upcoming events!)

Want to learn more about the Folk Arts Center of New England? Visit its website!

Folk Arts Center of New England
10 Franklin Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

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