Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Each of us is given 168 hours per week. Studies tell us we should spend 56 of them asleep, so really we’re talking about 112 hours a …Continue Reading Is your company working on wellness?
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health If someone asked me if I wanted fruit containing over 200 seeds, I’d (not so) politely decline and settle for a less-complicated banana. But if that same person asked me if I wanted a strawberry, it would …Continue Reading Strawberries: An Early Summer Superstar
Posted by Claire Blais, RD, CDE, LDN Claire is a Registered Dietician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. New ideas about nutrition flood our news feeds daily and sometimes make it difficult to be sure of best practices. Over the past few years, the noise surrounding sugar …Continue Reading Chew on this, Sweet Tooth: The truth about sugar and substitutes
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS, with help from Amy Rojas, MPH Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Making healthy choices on a budget sometimes does not always seem …Continue Reading Eating Smart, Spending Smart: Healthy Foods on a Budget
Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program Asthma affects people of all ages. Yet, while there is a lot of literature out there about asthma in children, there’s a huge lack of information available on asthma …Continue Reading Asthma – Not just a kid’s problem
Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program Do you know your blood pressure (BP) numbers? Most people don’t, and I didn’t know mine till recently. So what’s the big deal? As long as you feel …Continue Reading May is Stroke Awareness Month, so let’s talk about…blood pressure?
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health Kicking off tomorrow and continuing through September 28, The Green Streets Initiative is redefining the phrase “healthy competition” in the workplace. The 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge calls on Boston and Cambridge area organizations to abandon their …Continue Reading 2012 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health That’s right! For all you fair weather market-fans out there, there are farmers’ markets up and functioning in the cold weather, too! Local farmers work all year long to produce fresh fruits and vegetables, and more …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets…in February?
Posted by Brianne Beagan, an Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health I have been a runner for a few years now – but that wasn’t always the case. I started out by jogging around my neighborhood –the more I jogged, …Continue Reading A Runner’s Thoughts
Lani Telian, Department of Public Health Lani is a Health Communication Specialist for DPH Picture what you think someone would look like if they were physically fit. You're probably picturing someone who can long run distances, lift heavy weights, and…touch their toes? Rarely do we …Continue Reading Don’t Forget to Stretch!