• Heath Wellness  

    Think, Live, & Be Well! 
    Wellness is more than what you eat. It's about becoming aware of the choices you make each, and every day that positively affect your body, mind, and spirit. Our blog is rich in health and wellness resources like mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle topics that are sure to inspire you to think, live, and be well.

    Your partner in health,

      
    Martha Pellegrino
    Nutrition Educator/Fitness Specialist
     
     
     
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  • Global Handwashing Day October 15, 2021

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 10/11/2021

    global handwashing day

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  • Fire Prevention Week October 3-9, 2021

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 10/1/2021

    fire prevention week

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  • Chia Seeds

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 9/7/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Consider adding chia seeds to your foods. These little seeds are loaded with nutrition.

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  • Add More Color To Your Meals

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 5/26/2021 9:00:00 AM

    So many ways to add more color and nutrients to your day!

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  • Stress and Health

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 5/17/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Interesting read from the Harvard School of Public Health on the effects of stress on health.

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  • April is Earth Month

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 4/14/2021 8:00:00 AM

    During earth month, let's explore one of the contributors to greenhouse gases and climate change-the issue of food waste.

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  • Are Energy Drinks Safe?

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 4/5/2021 8:00:00 AM

    The energy drink industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that is marketed primarily to youth and young adults. Some energy drink manufacturers classify their product(s) as supplements to avoid regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some products contain substances that amplify the effect of caffeine and/or contain additives whose safety is not well known. There can be significant negative health outcomes associated with these products, including heart complications, anxiety, insomnia, dental issues and heartburn/stomach irritation. Please read the following article from the Harvard School of Public Health to understand the dangers associated with these products: Energy Drinks

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  • National Walking Day April 7, 2021

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 3/23/2021 1:00:00 PM

    Mark your calendars for April 7th, this year's National Walking Day. Click on this link to discover the many benefits of walking.

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  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 3/1/2021 8:00:00 AM

    A new study done by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School highlight the benefits of fruits and vegetables in your diet. During the month of March, try out different kinds of fruits and veggies and you just might find some you like!

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  • Project Bread Hotline Number & Meal Finder Map

    Posted by Martha Pellegrino on 1/22/2021 12:00:00 PM

    No matter what you're going through, food is a must. Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline connects MA residents with programs to help those in need to afford groceries and put food on the table.

    CALL: 1 (800) 645-8333

    Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 10am-2pm

    Project Bread Meal Finder

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