The dog days of summer are upon us, and that old thermometer on the wall is stuck over the 90 degrees mark.
It’s too hot for the beach. You can only watch so many movies before your body begs you for some exercise.
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WHERE TO BOWL
- Jupiter Lanes, 350 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter. Info: 561-743-9200; bowlsistercenters.com/jupiter
- Frank Theaters and Cinebowl, 14775 Lyons Road, Delray Beach. Info: 561-454-8002.
- Palm Beach Strike Zone, 6591 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth. Info: 561-968-7000
- Verdes Tropicana Bowling Lanes, 2500 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. Info: 561-683-5424
- Greenacres Bowl, 6126 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres. Info: 561-968-0100.
- Stuart Bowl: 1638 SE Federal Highway, Stuart. Info: 772-286-9700.
- St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. Info: 772-461-5390; bowlsistercenters.com
Five benefits of bowling:
- From kids to grandparents, bowling can be enjoyed by anyone who’s relatively fit. You might even make some new friends at the lanes.
- It’s indoors, thank goodness. When the thermometer is registering close to triple digits, it’s simply too hot outside for most activities. Play it safe and play inside in air-conditioned comfort.
- It’s still a bargain. Sure, there are shoe fees and everyone will want a snack, but most lanes offer specials for families.
- It’s got hidden health benefits: Bowling strengthens muscles, improves balance, promotes flexibility and can even relieve stress.
- It can help keep you on track, weight-wise. Bowling three games is about the equivalent of 30 minutes on the treadmill.