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Swing Sets For The Park

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You know what's a great thing to include in the town park? Swing sets! They're fun and are great exercise, plus they cool you down on a hot summer day because you get a breeze from the back-and-forth swinging. They're great for kids and adults alike, too and probably the most used playground equipment of all.

Swing sets are a perfect balance between relaxing and exercise. You get to sit down and still workout your legs by propelling yourself through the air. They're fun for a day with your family at the park-- kids and parents alike can enjoy using them and they're a great way to encourage exercise for very young children.

They're also a multitasker. You can get your reading done while swinging lightly, or use them as a way to jog your mind-- creativity comes when you do repetitive tasks like swinging your legs. That could why they're also excellent playground equipment for schools and camps, not just parks. They get kids to calm down and at the same time allow them to think.

These are just a few reasons you should include swing sets in any park. They're a perfect balance to all the more physically intense playground equipment.

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Sauna Equipment For Summer Spa Memberships

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If you own a spa or gym then chances are you're going to see a rise of memberships leading up to beach season. Everyone wants to look their best when they're wearing swimsuits. That's just how it works. And summer is a peak time for people to want to be active. Plenty of people will exercise outside but hen the heat becomes unbearable they will seek indoor locations. It also a time for when people want to ease the stress and tension away from daily life. They take vacations, they want to relax at the spa and get a massage. Essentially, you're missing out on clientele if you don't include new steam room and sauna equipment.

You can order custom-cut sauna equipment for your establishment. It gives people a place to rest and let the stress seep away. Make sure you get the right benches, leg rests, and lighting to give the sauna the perfect retreat ambiance. Fitness centers, health clubs, spas, and hotels will all enjoy getting customers looking for that perfect retreat and relaxation.

It's one of those items that should be considered but is often overlooked for another room full of weights or treadmills. While yes, plenty of exercise equipment is necessary, there comes a time when you need to calm down after the workout. The sauna provides members with an opportunity to unwind in a less stressful way.

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Summer Camp Playground Equipment

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It's May, which means that school is ending and it's time to seriously consider what to do to keep children entertained, happy, and healthy for the summertime. One way to do that is by having a summer camp program. Summer camps are fantastic places for children to learn and stay fit. One thing a summer camp should always have is a playground area. Whether it's a huge set-up or even just a small set of playground equipment to keep them busy during lunch breaks and downtime, the kids will be staying active and occupied.

Summer especially is a time when children should be encouraged to retain active lifestyles and problem-solving skills. Summer camps with a good mix of educational and physical activities round out these two areas of the mind and body so that kids will be ready to return in the fall feeling refreshed. That's why plenty of camps will feature some outdoor playground equipment for in-between scheduled events and activities.

The playground equipment should feature a good mix of sets, from the fun swings and slides to the more challenging climbing sets. The variety not only prevents the activity and "play time" from it getting boring, but allows children an opportunity to develop new skills and prioritize their challenges. It keeps their minds sharp while exercising.

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Why Install New Playground Surfacing?

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You may remember as a child playing in the school or park playground. Chances are you had sand or wood chips protecting your falls from the swings, slides, and climbing bars. While these materials do work, they can leave clothes stained, dirtied, and sometimes even torn. New playgrounds tend to feature rubber mats.

Playground surfacing used now can be seamless poured-in recycled or bonded rubber, rubber tile, placed mats, or shredded rubber. Not only is this material softer on the knees and has better shock absorbing for falls, it won't ruin clothes. It's a great option for schools and party places because it can be installed indoors and outdoors.

They are also very bright and colorful and they will last for a long time if they're taken care of properly. Unlike other substances that get messy with rain and other inclement weather, it will survive the elements with grace. It also won't need to be replaced as often as playground surfacing like wood chips, mulch, and sand. And the best thing is that it can be sprayed down and cleaned much easier making them more sanitary overall.

If you intend to update your local playground, consider changing the old playground surfaces to the newer stuff for convenience.

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Encourage Outdoor Playtime With Playground Equipment

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It's that time of year again when things get nice and sunny. You still have that cool breeze, but it's not as biting or chilly as it is in winter. It's the ideal time of year to get your kids some outdoor playtime. It's always in the warmer months that we want our kids to be active and healthy. By encouraging them to get outside and run around a bit, we are instilling in them a better lifestyle than the stationary one sitting indoors on the computer all day.

A community should invest in playground equipment for its schools and parks so that kids can let out that pent up energy in positive ways. The sets provide a perfect balance of fun and exercise and the kids love to use them anyway. The first step to teaching kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle is through example. If you make an effort to go outdoors and then you provide them with outdoor activities then chances are these good habits will be instilled, making it easier for them to make healthy choices later in life.

It is also just a nice little gift to the community that all the families will enjoy. It is a good thing to get out and have some fresh air. With playground equipment you can have fun family outings. It's a way for parents and kids to bond, as well as a way for parents to meet and converse while their kids play.

There are different types of playsets: free-standing or stabilized, plastic or wooden, stationary and motion. Choose a good variety for the playground area so that kids have the option of having swing sets, slides, forts, climbers, etc.

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Exercise Cycles Vs. Treadmills

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You may notice if you've ever had a membership at a gym that two of the most popular machines are the exercise cycles and the treadmills. No matter when you go these are the most used machines and you will probably end up having to wait to use one, the other, or both. You could save yourself the hassle and purchase one for your private residence, which then leads to the question, "Which one do I choose and why is it better?"

Well, first of all, one is not necessarily “better” than the other—just different. In terms of exercise equipment, treadmills are the most popular cardio and aerobic machines for home fitness. It is designed to help you build bone density in the lower body and promoters overall muscle tone through weight-bearing exercise. They are great for running, cross training, and physical therapy, as well as their cardiovascular benefits.

Exercise cycles too are great for aerobics. They tend to be less expensive than treadmills and provide a gentle low-to-non-impact workout. They are great for those with prior injuries or those currently recovering from one. They also offer an opportunity for better increased heart rate exercise without straining the knees, hips, or feet.

Either of these two exercise machines are worth your investment, it’s a matter of preference—do you prefer higher or lower impact exercise and what is your current physical status? Those should dictate the decision.

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Stay Healthy and Productive With A Treadmill Desk

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We live in a very tech savvy world. It seems like practically everyone has a computer, or a smartphone, or both. But with all this technology making life easy and sedentary, people fear that the level of physical activity decreases as a result. There are easy ways to combat this, for example treadmill exercise equipment that has a folding desk. This is one way to keep exercising and still get your work done.

Sitting at a computer is tiring and it's not necessarily healthy if you do it for hours at a time. With a treadmill desk you get a little bit of exercise. The fold-out component can hold a laptop, printer, and display panel, among other electronic things. Not only that but it comes equipped with everything you'd expect from quality treadmill exercise equipment. It has a display that shows you your distance traveled, the calories you burned, the time you spent exercising, and a pedometer to track the amount of steps.

By investing in this equipment for your home you are promoting a healthier way to live. All you need is a small session each day to boost your fitness, and with a product like this you aren't losing any time doing important work, checking your email, or anything else computer related.

 

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New Playground Equipment Makes Your Neighborhood Park Safer For Kids

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As a child you may remember going to the local park to play on the swing sets, monkey bars, and slides. After years of use these playsets get worn, rusted, and unstable. When you start noticing your neighborhood playground in disarray it is time to request the community to update it. It should be updated occasionally to ensure future generations can enjoy it just like you did. New playground equipment is not only cleaner and more sanitary (at least for the time being), it is also more resistant to rust and weathering than stuff that was built years ago.

Also, if the playset includes any overhead climbers or wall climbers then it is smart to put rubber playground surfacing underneath so when kids fall they don't get hurt. The softer the surface, the less you need to worry about scrapes and bruises. Physical activity can be encouraged when you know that your kid is playing in a safe and friendly environment.

And parks are not the only place you can request newer and better playground equipment. Other great locations are the community center and schools. You and your kids will be thrilled to have a place to go during the weekends and days off. It's a chance to go out and enjoy this lovely spring weather.

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Keeping Children Safe With Playground Surfacing

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Children love the playground.  They enjoy taking a ride on the swing set, sliding down the big slide, and navigating the jungle gym.  Kids love running around the open area, playing tag or tossing a rubber ball around.  Because our children are very energetic and active we need to make sure that they stay safe on the playground.  With this in mind, playground surfacing for new parks and play areas are the perfect way to protect kids from serious injuries.

Luckily for park owners and developers, playground surfacing comes in a number of options but runner is the preferred medium of surfacing because it is much more malleable than other surfaces.  Rubber surfacing can be poured into a pre-existing space and troweled in order to accommodate any configuration or design.  They also come in pre-made tiles that you can piece together on-site like a giant puzzle but still affords the same kind of protection to those using the playground.  You can even use shredded rubber to surface a park area and make it safe for everyone to use.  Also, they come in an impressive amount of colors and will go well with any playground design.

Children should be able to enjoy themselves without fear of being hurt.  This is a great way to do it.

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Relaxing With Sauna Equipment

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sauna equipmentAfter a hard day's work do you not ever feel like relaxing as warm steam wafts all over your body?  Sauna equipment can do that for you.  Saunas can ease your mind and help your body as a whole not feel as tense as when you walked in there.  I cannot really think of any other place that can so easily do that.

One of the coolest features about sauna equipment is that you can install it almost anywhere you want.  They can be installed indoors within homes, hotels, and other facilities - in fact, one of my previous gyms had sauna rooms.  If you are feeling especially fancy and want to wow visitors to your home or establishment you can have a sauna built outdoors.  How is that for impressive?

Saunas are also a great way to lose weight and body fat.  The heat encapsulated in the sauna room will drive your metabolism very high and very quickly, which will help you lose weight.  This, combined with an excellent workout routine will help you to a better, fitter physique.  That said though do not stay inside too long and make sure to only stay inside for the time recommended by experts.

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Playground Equipment for the Kids

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Playground equipmentKids are cute and they are energetic.  In many cases, they are very energetic.  But children can also get bored very easily.  If a park or recreation area does not have any playground equipment, the children will not enjoy themselves and will do everything they can to avoid that park; this is definitely not something any parent wants to deal with.

Playgrounds are meant to be places in which children have fun, make friends, run around, and be care-free.  It is kind of hard for a child to do that without swings, slides, or see saws around.  Playground equipment brings out the imaginative juices every child likes to use.  It allows them to pretend they are pirates looking for buried treasure; it allows them to pretend they are adventures on the search for fabled lost cities, it allows them to be active instead of sitting around the house watching TV or playing video games.  Kids can enjoy themselves while being physically active at the same time.  We all have memories of playing in the park, sliding down our favorite slide, having our best friend push us on the swing; our children deserve to make those same memories we cherish now.

Playgrounds are sacred places for children and the only way to make them that way is by providing the tools they need to make them happy.

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Welcome to Better Health Fitness.com!

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playgroudn equipmentWe at Better Health Fitness & Recreation would like to welcome you to our blog and website!  Since 1977 we have been offering a comprehensive line of fitness and exercise equipment that will get you on the road to a fitter, healthier lifestyle.  We count amongst our products exercise cycles, weight training equipment, inversion products, and more.  Our staff has over 80 years of expertise in our products and services and will provide professional advice that is second to none.

Besides fitness equipment we also offer playground equipment for use in parks and other public areas.  We provide a way for children to not only have good fun with others, but also give them an avenue with which to become active and healthier.  We offer full swing sets, play systems and components, free-standing equipment, as well as playground motion equipment like see saws and merry-go-rounds.  Our equipment is ASTM and IPEMA certified and our staff includes certified playground inspectors; this allows you to purchase our equipment with peace of mind and confidence.

Besides selling equipment we offer CAD design, assembly, and installation as well as moving and preventative maintenance.  All of this is done by our own team of professionals.

This blog will showcase our products, provide usage and fitness tips, and other associated topics.  Thank you for visiting Better Health Fitness & Recreation and be sure to check out our products!

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