| Posted On Jan 30, 2014 | By:

SMArt Kids Stay Active All Year Long

At this month’s SMArt Kids Shared Medical Appointment, we focused on the importance of sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day.  Sounds like a big undertaking, but with the help of Kelley Allardi PT, one of our physical therapists at Burlington, we learned it is easy to fit it all in.  The reality is that you don’t need a lot of “time” or equipment as long as you are motivated and creative.

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| Posted On Jan 07, 2014 | By:

Keep that Resolution to Quit Smoking

About half of all Americans will make at least one New Year’s resolution, and one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking.

I can tell you that this will be one of the best resolutions you can make for yourself.  If you need a little extra motivation, and maybe to allay some reservations you have, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions I get from my patients regarding quitting smoking.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2014 | By:

5 Reasons To Eat More Plants

Remember when vegetarians were thought of as tree-hugging, long-haired hippies who got a strange satisfaction out of depriving themselves of good food?  Well, times are definitely changing.  There’s been a quiet movement underway for the past few years, and it seems to me that plant-based diets are really starting to appeal to the masses.

According to recent statistics compiled by the Vegetarian Resource Group, almost half of all Americans eat a vegetarian meal at least once per week,

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| Posted On Jan 02, 2014 | By:

Happy Holidays from the SMArt Kids!

Despite the snow, traffic and lure of holiday shopping, our SMArt Kids were able to join together on December 17th, the last SMA of 2013! Linda Germaine-Miller, our SMArt Kids nutritionist, introduced a festive yet healthy snowman snack. The “snowmen” were delicious and adorable. Rightfully so, the SMArt kids took pride in their snowy creations. Try this at home on the next snowy day or bring as a dish to a holiday party.

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