| Posted On May 31, 2011 | By:

SMArt Kids Burlington: No Couch Potatoes Here!

The SMArt Kids passed May’s pop quiz with flying colors!

Question #1:  How many hours of screen time per day is recommended?
Their correct answer: Less than 1-2 hours per day

Question #2:  What room should you make TV free?
Answer: The Bedroom

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| Posted On May 27, 2011 | By:

Do you know if you have high blood pressure? You should.

It seems like every month is an awareness month, and May is no exception.  This month is Hypertension Awareness Month.  Although that’s not something that rolls off the tongue too easily, I feel it’s so important for everybody to understand it. 

So, if you are 18 or older, or know or care about someone who is 18 or older, listen up!  Give me ten minutes of your time – you may help save a life. 

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| Posted On May 23, 2011 | By:

Osteoporosis: What you need to know to protect your bones

There was a time when osteoporosis was viewed as a normal consequence of aging – not much was in our control and this “silent” disease would go undetected until a painful bone fracture or break occurred.

Decades of research have taught us much about this disease.  And while osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, there are steps you can take – at any age – to ensure your bones last a lifetime.

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| Posted On May 10, 2011 | By:

West Roxbury SMArt Kids: “Rainbow Foods”

Our April SMArt Kids session, which focused on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, could not have come at a better time, as we move into Spring and the warmer, more bountiful months in New England. 

We all enjoyed learning how to make a tasty and satisfying salad using Romaine lettuce (rich in Vitamin A, C, K and folate), strawberries (rich in Vitamin C), walnuts (filled with protein and Vitamin E) and a light raspberry vinaigrette dressing. 

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| Posted On May 06, 2011 | By:

Burlington SMArt Kids: Eating out the SMArt way

Kudos to our Burlington SMArt Kids! Not only did our returning SMArt Kids toil over their individual goals last month, but they also worked hard during our recent ninety-minute session…despite the beautiful seventy-degree weather outside!  With the timely arrival of spring, the SMArt kids are even more motivated to focus on the goal of at least 60 minutes of active play per day.  Consider biking or scooter riding, playing capture the flag with neighbors,

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| Posted On May 04, 2011 | By:

All the Facts about Arthritis

Arthritis.  We hear the word and typically think of elderly people who are experiencing aches and pains in their joints.  The truth is that this is only a small part of the story.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects 52.5 million adults, more than 1 in 5. It is a leading cause of disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation.

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