Friday, July 10, 2009

Healthy living in parks

Merlin and I are hitting the park ever earlier to beat the heat these days. The Greensward was deserted with only ducks honking as we got there, but then I heard voices and realized that an exercise class was in progress on Veterans Plaza. Merlin was mesmerized by the rythmic motions, and I was glad to see a community coming together to enjoy the park and set a good example for the rest of us.

A friend is in China for the summer, and she has reported that Chinese parks are packed from morning to night with people playing music, dancing, and doing tai chi. I love seeing running groups and the Sunday drum circle with dancers, and the new shell concerts are bringing tons of neighbors together. Wouldn't it be great if we had more groups using the park daily and being inspirations for living well?

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