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Category Archives: Mass in Motion

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.

To Bike or Not to Bike: That Is The Question Posted on May 16

To Bike or Not to Bike: That Is The Question

Posted by: Gwen Stewart in the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention I did not think I wanted to be a bike commuter.  I did not want to dodge cars on busy streets.  I did not want to be sweaty when I sat down for   …Continue Reading To Bike or Not to Bike: That Is The Question

Are you up for the climb? Posted on May 15

Are you up for the climb?

    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 Posted on May 7

Hula Hooping – Playing for Exercise

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