November is National Diabetes Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes and over a third have prediabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a metabolic disease, where the body does not respond to insulin properly, increasing blood sugar levels in the body. However, healthy changes and habits can help prevent diabetes, like spending time outdoors, exercising regularly and increasing physical activity.Continue reading Parks Offer Ways to Prevent Diabetes through Physical Activity
Category Archives: Health and Fitness
Open Water Swimmers Compete at PBC Parks Ocean Rescue’s Annual Summer Ocean Mile Swim
On June 25, PBC Parks Ocean Rescue hosted its 12th annual Summer Mile Swim at R.G. Kreusler Park, located at 2882 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.Continue reading Open Water Swimmers Compete at PBC Parks Ocean Rescue’s Annual Summer Ocean Mile Swim
Park Feature: Belvedere Heights Park
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce a brand new park! Kids can swing, slide, spin, and more at Belvedere Heights Park, a neighborhood park located in West Palm Beach. Watch this video to learn about the park and its amenities!
Know Before You Go: Sports Fields
Youth and adults can play a number of organized sports by joining sports leagues – or, open green space is available at no cost to those who want to play unorganized sports. Watch this episode of “Know Before You Go” to find out how to play sports like soccer, basketball, baseball and more in PBC Parks!