When it comes to our daily commute, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to encourage employers in eastern Massachusetts to participate in the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge — an annual competition that encourages workers to use …Continue Reading A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community
The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call encouraging everyone to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This test helps find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Risk Test is …Continue Reading Diabetes Alert Day – Are You at Risk? Take the Free Test to Find Out
As I go to check off the box, marked “Other,” to register my car-less commute for Walk/Ride Day, I look wistfully at the options listed there. Walking? Not a bad idea, but that might take too long. Rollerblading—sigh, won’t that impress friends and colleagues? Canoeing, …Continue Reading Taking the Longfellow Way
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!
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
Posted by Lauren Robinson Lauren works with the Safe Routes to School program of the MA Department of Transportation MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch …Continue Reading MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!
Posted by Rachel Tanenhaus, MPH Rachel is a Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. It’s been two months since I blogged about starting the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You program at …Continue Reading 14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health More and more communities are making changes within their town or city’s walls that aim to increase healthy eating and active living. And for many Mass in Motion communities, making the healthy choice the easy choice …Continue Reading Mass in Motion: Communities making a real difference
Posted by: Terri Mendoza, MS, RD, LDN, Department of Public Health Terri is the Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program. Do you ever worry about developing diabetes? Do you know if you are at risk? Most importantly, did you realize that you can do …Continue Reading It’s November…Time to Think about Diabetes?