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It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

It’s a Good Day for Hubway! posted on Jul 22

 By Mark Paskowsky Lately, I’ve been riding Hubway — Boston’s public bike sharing — to work nearly every day. It is very convenient — if you live within its geographic coverage, of course. No need to maintain your bike. No worries about your bike being   …Continue Reading It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan

EGGcetera Etc., Framingham – A Healthy Dining Farm Stand in a Pan posted on Jun 4

Last month, I met up with Amanda Ryder of MetroWest Moves to get a taste of their Healthy Dining program, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

Have you taken your medicine today?

Have you taken your medicine today? posted on May 28

Michael See, MS, RCEP, CDE, CPHWC Michael is the Past President of Massachusetts Association of Clinical Exercise Physiologists     More than half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, with one in six taking three or more. And while we’re living longer   …Continue Reading Have you taken your medicine today?

Hiking: Explore Your Own Backyard and Earn Your View!

Hiking: Explore Your Own Backyard and Earn Your View! posted on May 22

Going for a walk is always nice, but I tend to get bored looking at paved sidewalks. That’s why I love hiking: walking 2.0 with a whole lot of adventure.

Are you up for the climb?

Are you up for the climb? posted on May 15

    Do you take the stairs? I mean, most of us use stairs at some point, usually because we have to.  But when faced with a choice between climbing stairs and cruising on the elevator, which way do you go? As we’re about to   …Continue Reading Are you up for the climb?

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise posted on May 7

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health     When’s the last time you hula hooped? I never learned how as a kid. But one day last year – in a very manic moment –   …Continue Reading Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

Burn More, Learn More: Walk to School Week is here

Burn More, Learn More: Walk to School Week is here posted on May 2

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Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining posted on May 1

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health    Last Thursday, April 18th, I met up with a team of community health all-stars who have been paving the way for healthy living over the past decade.   …Continue Reading Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event! posted on Apr 24

Posted by Price Armstrong Price is the Programs Director at MassBike         The month of May – Bike Month – is almost here. That means that Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner. We’ve already started getting events submitted for   …Continue Reading Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

DPH Walks the Walk

DPH Walks the Walk posted on Apr 22

      While we are working closely with Mass in Motion communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice and encouraging individuals to eat better and move more, we’re also issuing a challenge to our own staff.  Beginning April 26th, DPH will join   …Continue Reading DPH Walks the Walk