36 THE COURIER SUN • APRIL 4, 2013 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.couriersun.com Have a ‘Carnival’ of a time at Kids’ Expo “There’s no party too big or too small for Frankie’s Carnival,” said Wayne Baker, president and owner of Frankie’s Carnival Time Inc. The party rental companyworks with all types of parties, including backyard birthday parties and fundraisers, and corporate events to Bar Mitzfas, Sweet 16’s and weddings. But Baker says it also worked to provide tents costumes, and many other types of rentals to the likes of the “Today Show,” Rachael Ray and even President Barack Obama, among many others. The company provides Bouncers, clowns, chocolate fountains, popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, dunk tanks, tents, tables, chairs, and MUCH MUCH more. “We do everything,” Baker said. The company will be participating in the upcomingQueens Courier Kids’ Expo on April 6. Baker said his staff is excited to participate in the expo because many of his customers come from Queens and he himself was born and raised here. “I’m a Queens guy,” he said. “I graduated from Jamaica High School, I got married in Middle Village and I lived up in Bayside.” The business has been in the same location since 1957, says Baker. Wayne Baker & his brother Douglas Baker, owners of Frankie’s Carnival Time Inc., say they take great pride in doing business with integrity. To learn more about Frankie’s Carnival Time, call 7 Days a week 718-823-3033 or visit www. FrankiesCarnival.Com. The Queens Courier’s Kids’ Expo will be on Saturday, April 6 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. at the New York Hall of Science. To register, visit www.queenscourier.com/kidsexpo. Trekking the Great Outdoors Towards a Healthy, Active You BY CHRIS PERALTA As the last traces of the winter season begin to melt away, don’t hold back your excitement for the warmer days ahead. Embrace the longer daylight hours and the souns, smells and colors of nature coming back to life. Seek a healthy and active lifestyle by heading outdoors with your children to explore, play and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Take out the colored chalk and mark up the sidewalk for a game of hopscotch. The vibrant colors will add to the already seasonal pastels. And an added bonus, according to scientists at the Harvard Medical School: playing hopscotch for 30 minutes can burn between 150-200 calories. Your kids will have a blast, and you will, too! If cycling seems more appealing, put your bike to the pavement and start pedaling. An excellent source of cardiovascular exercise that has the added benefi t of toning and building your muscles, cycling can also trim your waistline through the burning of calories and ramping up your metabolism – even after the ride is over. Please be sure that everyone wears a helmet whenever you go biking. Even 10 minutes of activity is fi ne for maintaining a healthy and active you, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Start with that, and work your way up in small increments to 30 minutes a day. Regular exercise is also a great stress reducer. Play tag, hold a silly dance contest with your kids or clean the house! Assign age-appropriate cleaning projects to your children and yourself and see who can do the best job in the fastest time. Spring cleaning will not only give your house a new look, but with dedication, you will have a new look, as well. But don’t forget a healthy meal plan to incorporate into your family’s active lifestyle. By incorporating a diet rich in fi ber and low in sugar and fat, you can be on your way to living a more happy, full and satisfying life. High-fi ber foods such as fresh, whole fruit, raw vegetables and whole-grain products are suffi ciently low in calories, but will leave you feeling fuller longer because they take longer to digest. In comparison, high-sugar foods are typically high in calories, and calories not burned by your body are stored on your waistline as fat – not an ideal scenario when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and look your best. So pack a picnic lunch, get out in the spring air and take a stroll with your children to a park in your neighborhood. Take it all in, and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Chris Peralta is a wellness coach at EmblemHealth, one of New York’s largest and most comprehensive health plans. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Cambria Heights provides wellness information, health care solutions and member support to the people of Queens.
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