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.
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
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!
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!
Sometimes natural resources for physical activity and recreation are sitting idle in your own backyard – just waiting for a path to be cleared so you can access it! This was the case for Cook Pond; resting with a 3 mile circumference in the South End of Fall River, MA. Until recently, it had been a hidden gem completely surrounded by an old Mill building, housing, high rises, and Henry Lord Middle School.
Posted by Jean Zotter, JD Jean is the Director of the Asthma Prevention and Control Program It’s no secret that physical activity during childhood is important for a healthy future. It’s also no secret that it is often easier said than done, thanks to our …Continue Reading Breathing Easy – Physical Activity for Kids with Asthma
Posted by Ted Clark Ted is the Communications Director for the Heart Disease and Stroke Program This Father’s Day, I want to give a shout-out to all the great Dads and Grandpas out there. Not only is this a time for us to show …Continue Reading Dad: The Ultimate Play Partner
Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. If you think a small living space or yard means no room for physical activity, think again! …Continue Reading Keep it moving in small spaces
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Being active isn’t just for maintaining a healthy weight. It also reduces your risk for all kinds of chronic diseases and helps you feel more confident. What’s more, being physically active …Continue Reading Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer