Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH
How gorgeous was the weather on Saturday? Didn’t it make you want to go run around outside or hop on a bike and explore? I can feel springtime just itching to get out from behind these gloomy rain clouds! And that means that it’s time to dust off our bicycles and sneakers and get outside.
If you are nervous to hop on a bike and just start pedaling, check out this article: Boston by Bike. It takes you on 3 potential bike rides around the Boston area: 1) Forest and Fields, which takes you along the Southwest Corridor Park from Northeastern University to the Arnold Arboretum; 2) Harborwalk Cruise, which takes you along the Harborwalk from UMass Boston to the entrance of Pleasure Bay; and 3) River Ride, which takes you along the Esplanade, from Science Park to Allston.
For the rest of us who don’t live in the Boston area, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has a great list of bike paths and trails all across MA. And, if you’re not so bicycle-inclined, don’t worry! The Department of Conservation and Recreation also has a listing of hundreds of other outdoor activities all over the state. Check them out – and please share pictures of your experience with us!
How are you planning on enjoying the spring weather? Because, it’s coming – no excuses!
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Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017 posted on Jan 13
The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the past 7 days. But flu can be unpredictable, and we’re not likely to see the peak of flu season until February or even March. So if you haven’t gotten a …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, January 13, 2017
Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jan 11
The first monthly PHC meeting of 2017 featured one Determination of Need (DoN) request, votes on two final amendments to regulations, and an informational briefing on proposed guidelines associated with the Determination of Need program. First, the Council took up a DoN application from Baystate Medical …Continue Reading Highlights of the January 11th Public Health Council Meeting
Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions! posted on Jan 9
It’s January. And I can tell…not from the wintry weather or the after-Christmas sales…but from the number of prospective members I see getting tours of the gym while I’m trying to fit in my (less frequent than I’d like) workout. January 1st marks the start …Continue Reading Tackling Your New Year’s Resolutions!