Mass in Motion Blog

Go Screen Free

May 2-8, 2016 is Screen-Free week, the annual celebration where millions of people turn off their televisions, computer screens and video games. The reality is that kids are spending way too much time in front of screens – an average of 32 hours a week for preschoolers, and more than 50 hours for older kids. … Read More

Check with your doctor before becoming…sedentary?

Growing up, my parents used to really get on my case to “quit fidgeting and just sit still!” Apparently, that might not have been the best advice. I recently read an article in the NY Times Well blog (The Hazards of the Couch) that outlines a study that followed approximately 4,500 middle aged men for… Read More

Resolutions, Shmesolutions…just be smart

Year after year many of us make these crazy, unrealistic weight-centered resolutions for the New Year.  This year, our advice is short and sweet (but not too sweet)…Eat better. Move More. It’s that simple. Make smart choices when you can, and balance out what you eat with how much you move. Do what you can… Read More

“Complete Streets”…what exactly is it?

According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), a complete street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes –walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets improvements may be large scale such as corridor wide improvements or focused on the needs of a… Read More