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Keep it moving in small spaces Posted on May 2

Keep it moving in small spaces

  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

Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer Posted on Feb 29

Being Active: A Natural Mood Enhancer

 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

Helping kids move their way through winter Posted on Jan 31

Helping kids move their way through winter

  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.     When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm,   …Continue Reading Helping kids move their way through winter

Everybody Dance Now! Posted on Jan 18

Everybody Dance Now!

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The feelings I get from a night of dancing are like no other – freedom, expression, joy. That’s because dance, when combined with music, is just that powerful in promoting a   …Continue Reading Everybody Dance Now!

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable! Posted on Dec 13

Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

  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.       When you have kids, pulling together a family meal can get stressful. Yet starting good eating   …Continue Reading Family, Fun and Food: Making meals enjoyable!

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point Posted on Dec 6

14 Weeks to a Healthier You: The Halfway Point

  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

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.