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Category Archives: Mass in Motion

¿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

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

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

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

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

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! Posted on Apr 24

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

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!