Get on Board, Get Some Exercise and Have Some Fun!
An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. If this “activity” is also FUN, then it becomes one of those “win/win” situations that we’ve heard so much about! This is why the master-planned community ARTAVIA™, located north of Houston in Conroe, has included outstanding amenities that encourage physical activities.
Residents love these amenities, and they are just steps from their front doors. For example, there are miles of trails winding their way through the trees and along the boardwalk to Dapple Park and the Amenity Center. Plus, the five-acre community lake is an ideal setting for outdoor exercise including fit stations, kayaking and one of the best aerobic exercises of all – paddle boating.
Paddle Boating = Great Aerobic Exercise
According to the world renown Mayo Clinic, “During aerobic activity, you repeatedly move large muscles in your arms, legs and hips. You’ll notice your body’s responses quickly.
You’ll breathe faster and more deeply. This maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. “Your small blood vessels (capillaries) will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and carry away waste products, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
“Your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well-being.”
Because this paddle boat activity is extremely low-impact (unlike running or weight-training), it is perfect for any age group. As a result, these self-propelled crafts are one of the most popular amenities in ARTAVIA™.
Time for a Treat
After all that exercise, paddle boaters deserve a treat!
The Palate Café, located in Dapple Park overlooking the community lake, is a great spot for docking that boat and partaking in some delicious food. This charming bistro is a popular gathering place for ARTAVIA™ residents and it features mouth-watering salads, paninis and more. The Palate Café is open Saturday from 11-8 and Sunday from 11-7 with Sunday brunch from 11-4.
Lot’s to Do
ARTAVIA™ has become one of the most popular communities in the Houston area. It is close enough to employment, entertainment and culture in one of the country’s most dynamic cities, yet far enough away to be a relaxed oasis. Come check out the old-growth pine trees, the manicured grounds and the fabulous on-site amenities like the paddle boats.
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