A winter storm occurs when there is significant precipitation and the temperature is low enough that precipitation forms as sleet or snow, or when rain turns to ice. A winter storm can range from freezing rain and ice, to moderate snowfall over a few hours, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures.
Click the image below for an Extreme Cold Safety guide from the Centers for Disease Control.
As part of our continued virtual park tour series, Worcester County Health Department visited White Horse Park in North Ocean Pines to explore everything the park offers, including a regular Farmers Market. To learn more about White Horse Park and the Ocean Pines Farmers Market, check out the videos below to experience a virtual tour of both.
Ocean Pines Farmers Market (click image to play video)
White Horse Park Virtual Tour (click image to play video)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) can lead to several potentially fatal conditions, including stroke and heart attack.
Fitness and nutrition can help you lower high blood pressure and improve your health. Worcester County Health Department's free, community-oriented Lifestyle Balance class teaches the fundamentals of balancing exercise and a healthy diet.
The program is aimed at people who are pre-diabetic or at-risk for type 2 diabetes. If you would like to lose weight, improve your blood pressure and lower your risk for preventable diseases like diabetes, visit worcesterhealth.org or call 410-632-0056.
Worcester County Health Department encourages residents to take part in the 2nd Annual 1 Billion Steps Challenge through the American Public Health Association. Last year, Worcester walked more than six million steps in the winter and spring, coming in third place among nearly 700 teams across the country. This year, taking part in 1 Billion Steps is easier than ever: individuals and teams can register online using the Stridekick app for smartphones and other devices. The challenge begins on January 1, 2018, and ends on April 8, 2018.
To sign up for Worcester Health's team on Stridekick, click here. For more information, call 410-632-0056.