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The Greenway Posted on Sep 18

The Greenway

With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it is easy being green — or easier than it used to be, anyway. And a great way to be green in the Boston area is to take a ride, run, or stroll on the Neponset River Greenway Corridor. I’m   …Continue Reading The Greenway

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

It’s a Good Day for Hubway!

 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!

Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston Posted on Jul 15

If you’re trying to find a fun way to get in shape this summer, you’re in luck! There are tons of great opportunities for free exercise programs in Boston this summer, available through the Esplanade Association, from July 8, 2013 until August 30, 2013 —   …Continue Reading Free Summer Exercise Opportunities in Boston

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You? Posted on Jul 2

Community Farm Shares: Are They For You?

Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

It’s Blueberry Season! Posted on Jun 18

It’s Blueberry Season!

    One of the best fruits of the summertime season is the little but powerful blueberry. Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re packed with antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and help ward off harmful free radicals, which can protect the body   …Continue Reading It’s Blueberry Season!

Spotlight On: Quinoa Posted on Jun 11

Spotlight On: Quinoa

The hottest thing since couscous, many believe quinoa is just another trendy grain. But this bulbous seed actually belongs to a species of leafy plants in the “goosefoot family:” a close relative of spinach, the beet – and if you can believe it – the tumbleweed (roll on, outlaw).

¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta? Posted on Jun 5

¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta?

Posted by: Gwen Stewart in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention Nunca pensé que sería una de esas personas que van al trabajo en sus bicicletas. No quería tener que estar esquivando los vehículos en calles muy transitadas. No quería llegar sudada cuando me   …Continue Reading ¿Debería ir al trabajo en bicicleta?

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

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

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? Posted on May 28

Have you taken your medicine today?

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! Posted on May 22

Hiking: Explore Your Own Backyard and Earn Your View!

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.