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Spring is Upon Us - So are Allergies

The trees are blooming all around Charlestown and allergy season is upon us. Looking for tips on how to help your kids reduce allergy symptoms? Read this Harvard Health Blog post shared by Claire McCarthy, MD, on "4 'must dos' for kids with seasonal allergies" for more information on how to enjoy the change in season without all the allergy symptoms. 

"It’s always wonderful when winter ends and spring finally appears…unless you have hay fever.

A Mile in Charlestown

Looking to get outside more now that spring has sprung? Take a walk around the Bunker Hill Monument! Start yourself with one lap and over time, steady yourself up to three. Three laps around the base of the monument square along the sidewalk is equal to one mile! Live closer to the Medford Street Track? Four laps around the track equals one mile. 

5 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

5 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

1. Be specific. Rather than saying, I will eat healthier, try: I will substitute my midday snack from chips to a piece of fruit. Instead of making a large goal, break it down to smaller goals. Instead of saying: I will quit smoking on January 1st, try: I will substitute one of my smoking breaks with a brief walk.

Stretching - How to Get Started on a Fitness Program

Stretching is often the first thing to go when you have a limited amount of time to work out.  Here are some reasons why flexibility training is essential.

  1. Reduce pain and stiffness
  2. Decrease stress
  3. Improve your performance in physical activities
  4. Improve range of motion
  5. May reduce risk of injury
  6. Improved quality of life

The great thing about stretching is that you can do it anywhere!

 Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively:

How to Start a Fitness Program

Physical activity can come across as daunting. It can be intimidating if you aren't quite sure where to start or what to do. 

MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center's Health Coach/Fitness Instructor, Liz Dellaporta has laid out how to best start your own fitness regimen!

There are encouraging tips and suggestions for how to get started, with a focus on cardiovascular workouts for the month of July.

Some examples of cardiovascular trainings include: walking, bike riding, swimming, and rowing. 

Summer Frozen Yogurt Pops

Looking for a cold and tasty treat to bring to this year's
4th of July celebrations?

Making 4th of July frozen yogurt pops can be a great healthy treat for both kids and adults during the summer heat!

Attached is the recipe, directions, and photos to help you make this festive and delicious frozen yogurt pop to enjoy all summer long!

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