Mass in Motion Blog

Swap this for that! Lunch edition

Thank you TuftsHealthPlan.com Nearly 70% of working Americans buy their lunch instead of brown-bagging it.  Problem is, 96% of entrees at popular chain restaurants exceed the USDA’s limits for calories, sodium, and saturated fat, reports the journal Public Health Nutrition.  Making simple ingredient swaps can have a tremendous impact on the quality of your meal… Read More

It’s the Holiday Season!?! 2 tips to keep stress levels down

City of Melrose HR sent this November Wellness Newsletter link along.  Worth glancing over! With the Holiday Season approaching the times of joy and celebration can bring some stress and hectic moments in our lives. This is when it is most important that all of us practice self-preservation skills. The link below is a monthly… Read More

Parents: 5 simple steps for success

For Parents…LetsMove.gov Keep fresh fruit in a bowl within your child’s reach to grab as a quick snack Take a walk with your family after dinner Plan a menu for the week.  Get children involved in cooking and planning. Turn the TV off during meals and share some family time. Talk to the principal about organizing a school health team.

Health.com’s Favorite Get-Healthy Apps

There are a dizzying 13,600-plus health apps on the market today, and while we (Health.com) frankly don’t recommend checking out all of them,  here are 4 new ones we think you’ll find really useful: Meal Snap:  Take a picture of your food and this ingenious app tells you how many calories are in it.  We… Read More

Found a new way to get my workout in!

I’m guessing if you are like me, it seems like every time you turn around you have multiple loads of laundry to fold and sort.  Where is that laundry robot?  Oh, there’s no such thing. I had low energy come 8:3opm last night so I turned on the TV.  Instead of just sitting there though, I decided to… Read More