Mass in Motion Blog

2015 Health and Safety Guide

Collaboration between Health Department’s Wake-Up Coalition, Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, Mystic Valley Tobacco Alcohol Program, Wakefield Daily Item, WCAT, Wakefield Public Schools & Wakefield Police WAKEFIELD –The Health Department’s Wake Up (Wakefield Unified Prevention) Coalition and Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield created the 2nd youth health and safety guide for parents was released.   It was inserted in the… Read More

Go Red for Women celebrated at Town Hall and City Hall

Every year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. The good news is that lifestyle change can be the cure. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women a decade ago. National Wear Red Day® is the special day which brings attention… Read More

Workplace Wellness

Is your company working on wellness? Each of us is given 168 hours per week. Studies tell us we should spend 56 of them asleep, so really we’re talking about 112 hours a week. Most of us spend 40 of those hours at work. I’ll do the math for you: we spend more than one-third… Read More

Frozen and canned fruit and veggies…what’s the deal?

It’s ok to look for frozen and canned foods as alternatives to fresh fruits and vegetables, especially this time of year. Here are some tips to keep in mind while going through the grocery aisle: * Avoid dented containers to make sure your fruits and vegetables are safe to eat. * Canned foods may be higher… Read More

Keeping kids active all winter long

When you picture outdoor activities you can do with your kids, do you automatically imagine a warm, summer day?  Many people don’t realize how much fun they can have as a family during a New England winter.  As long as kids are dressed warmly, there are lots of fun, age-appropriate activities that can kids get… Read More

Keep it Moving in Small Spaces

If you think a small living space or yard means no room for physical activity, think again! We at MA Children at Play believe any movement is good movement. So turn off the TV, computer, and video games and help get your child moving more in small spaces. As always, keep the safety and age… Read More