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Category Archives: Mass in Motion

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!

DPH Walks the Walk Posted on Apr 22

DPH Walks the Walk

      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

Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program Posted on Apr 18

Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program

    Martha’s Vineyard (MV) public school students who are chowing down on roasted potatoes with rosemary, purple and orange sweet potatoes and black bean salad may not know it, but they’re a part of a larger plan MV has to transform school lunches. The   …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program

Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities Posted on Apr 11

Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Consultant at the MA Department of Public Health      On Wednesday, April 3, dedicated leaders from state and municipal agencies and community organizations gathered at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Mass., for the 2013   …Continue Reading Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities