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
As with so many other forms of cancer, the key to successful treatment of ovarian cancer lies in early detection. That’s why the Department of Public Health joined with Senate President Therese Murray and other key stakeholders to proclaim September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. …Continue Reading September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
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
Community supported agriculture (CSA) provides people with local, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.
The hottest thing since couscous, many believe quinoa is just another trendy grain. But this bulbous seed actually belongs to a species of leafy plants in the “goosefoot family:” a close relative of spinach, the beet – and if you can believe it – the tumbleweed (roll on, outlaw).
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!
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?
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
Last Thursday, we pulled up to the MDPH Southeast Regional Health Offices Building where two smiling faces came out to greet us. Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Pauline Hamel and Healthy Living Consultant Kim Ferreira then jumped into a car, told us …Continue Reading A Taste of New Bedford