| Posted On Feb 24, 2022 | By:

Lifestyle Shared Medical Appointments For Weight Management

We are excited to let you know that the Atrius Health Department of Weight and Lifestyle Medicine is offering Virtual Lifestyle Medicine Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) every four weeks

SMAs are doctor-led visits (which means they are covered by insurance) that you have with other patients who have common health challenges. Patients learn from the healthcare team and from each other in this supportive and interactive environment.

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2016 | By:

Exercise Safety: Achieving Results Without Injury

We all have them: friends who love all things exercise, routinely adopting the latest fitness program, posting their exercise regimens on Facebook and inadvertently making the rest of us feel guilty for watching another episode of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Their enthusiasm is infectious, especially at this time of the year when many of us – due to New Year’s resolutions or a bit too much pie and general merriment during the holidays – feel compelled to get off the couch and exercise.

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| Posted On Jul 06, 2015 | By:

The Bittersweet Story of Sugar

There are a lot of sugar-containing foods in this world, and chances are you enjoy eating at least one of them. Candy, soda, and fruit are just a few examples of foods that contain sugar. When we eat sugar, it lights up our brains and makes us feel happy. But having too much sugar in our diets can make our bodies unhappy. The other big question to answer is whether the sugar in the foods we eat is naturally occurring or added to the food.

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| Posted On Mar 26, 2015 | By:

Healthy Eating Ideas for Spring

I think we can all agree it’s been a rough winter, but spring will come and we’ll be shedding some of those layers of clothes. When that happens, our thoughts often turn to eating healthier, so, in anticipation of the warmer weather, we’ve pulled together some of our most popular posts about nutrition. Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds, get tips to help you eat healthier or prevent or manage a chronic illness,

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| Posted On Jan 21, 2015 | By:

A Nutritionist’s Grocery List

When I meet with my patients in a nutrition counseling session, they often ask me, “So, what do YOU eat?” I tell them about my favorite grocery items, the staples that I purchase week in and week out to use as the base of many of my meals, and they are amazed that eating healthy foods can be so simple.

I thought it would be helpful to expand my list with the help of my nutrition colleagues at Harvard Vanguard,

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| Posted On Dec 17, 2014 | By:

Want to keep that New Year’s resolution? We may have a way…

“Beginning January 1st, I will exercise every day and eliminate fast food from my diet.” Does that sound familiar?   With the start of 2015 around the corner and all of its promises for a new beginning, this is the time of year when many people start to think about their New Year’s resolutions. Whether your plan is to be more active, eat healthy foods, stop smoking, de-stress or get more sleep, they all can have positive effects on your health.

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| Posted On Dec 04, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Paul

Paul has encountered quite a few bumps in the road on his journey toward getting healthy.

Paul led an active life. He traveled the world; he ran marathons. Although he’ll be the first to admit he wasn’t the fastest, he can boast completing 16 of them, including the Berlin Marathon the year the Wall came down and the hometown favorite, the Boston Marathon. He also participated in triathlons and charity bike rides like the Pan Mass Challenge and the Tour de Cure for diabetes.

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| Posted On Nov 19, 2014 | By:

Guilt-Free Holiday Eating

The holidays can be the most difficult time of the year for those who are trying to maintain a healthy regimen. After all, food is a part of every gathering, and between the parties with co-workers, friends and family, there tends to be a lot of eating involved. It’s not necessary to put a damper on the holiday spirit and completely discourage the food celebration, but whether you’re the one cooking or going to a party,

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| Posted On Oct 07, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Andrea

From a young age, weight had been a struggle for Andrea. She tried diet after diet, but always found herself unable to keep the weight off. It became a vicious cycle. As Andrea got older, her concerns about being overweight became less about her appearance and more about her health. She grew concerned about diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease.

So, she turned to her long-time Harvard Vanguard primary care physician,

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| Posted On Sep 04, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Nancy

Being told you have a medical condition isn’t always easy. Patients can experience doubt, shock, and disbelief before coming to accept a diagnosis. That was the case with Nancy.

Nancy, like many 50-something women, wanted to lose a little weight.  She had a history of high blood pressure, but on the whole thought her overall health was good…until a routine doctor appointment surfaced a new set of concerns.

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