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14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning Posted on Oct 5

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning

  Posted by Rachel Tanenhaus, MPH Rachel is a Program Coordinator for the Healthy Aging and Disability Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.     People with disabilities are much less likely to be active than people without disabilities – and I’ll be   …Continue Reading 14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Beginning

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more Posted on Sep 20

MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

 Posted by Anne Hemmer, RD, LDN, MS Anne is the Coordinator of the MA Children at Play at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.   Some people ask me if preschool is too early for teaching kids how to eat healthy and be active. My   …Continue Reading MA Children at Play: Helping preschoolers move more

Don’t Forget to Stretch! Posted on Jul 27

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!

Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around. Posted on Jan 10

Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around.

 Posted by Ed Pomfred, R.N. Ed Pomfred is the Director of the Keep Moving Program, Healthy Aging and Disability Unit, MA DPH.   Have you been reading the latest news on walking? What could possibly be new in walking? I mean, it’s just one step   …Continue Reading Walking, and you thought it was just another way to get around.

Tis the Season! Posted on Dec 15

Tis the Season!

  Posted by: Maya Mohan, Department of Public Health   Maya is the Physical Activity Coordinator for DPH. As the holidays approach (and, oh so quickly!) we may be overwhelmed with too many holiday parties, pressure to buy impressive presents for our friends and loved ones,   …Continue Reading Tis the Season!