Kittery’s Rogers Park a gift that became a hidden gem – News – seacoastonline.com

Kittery, Maine, is a town of many hidden gems. Some residents – including myself – would prefer to keep these treasures secret so they don’t become spoiled, overcrowded tourist attractions.

But as popular as picturesque Rogers Park may be to local townsfolk, and dog owners especially, there are probably few who know and appreciate the story behind it.

This thickly wooded site overlooking Spruce Creek is fortunately tucked into a corner of Kittery mostly known by locals only, and not far at all from the shopping outlets for which the town is famous. It’s a spot where visitors can actually get a sense of what the area might have been like 400 years ago.

What many folks might not realize is the park was a gift from a local family whose ancestors came to America almost that long ago, aboard the Mayflower. Specifically, these 27 acres were handed over to

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Does compression clothing aid workouts? – Time & Money – seacoastonline.com

Some medical conditions can be alleviated with compression clothing, according to Cleveland Clinic. For example, compression stockings may diminish muscle swelling in legs.

However, compression fitness clothing is not intended to treat medical issues but is designed to “deliver specific levels of pressure” to certain limbs, informed active.com.

In March, verywellfit.com listed four main reasons why health- and fitness-conscious individuals are interested in wearing compression clothing:

1. Weight loss: For someone who might be overweight and/or just beginning to exercise the intention is for muscle strains and tears to be minimized or avoided so that a person can participate in fitness to its fullest.
2. Support: “The garments still allow your body to move freely both during and after exercise.”
3. Minimization of muscle damage: Especially for exercises that require repetitive motion, such

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