Tag: safety

Hiking Safety 101

hiking view from Jewel PathGuest Blogger: Mandi Strzelewicz, Producer of Life Above Clouds, Intern, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Who doesn’t like to take a leisurely stroll outdoors? Want to take it up a notch? Try hiking. Hiking is an activity for all ages and fitness levels, whether you’re taking a walk through a local park or climbing summits across New England. You can get great exercise while soaking in the amazing views of nature – all at a pace that is comfortable to you.

Toss Or Keep: A Primer on Fresh (And Not So Fresh) Foods

moldy bread

Guest blogger – Anna Polucha, Nutritionist

We’ve all been there — maybe you just got home from work or school, or maybe it’s the middle of the night, and you decide to check the fridge for a snack. You open the refrigerator door and spot something vaguely familiar; it could be leftovers or something you bought from the store a few weeks ago but never got around to eating. You give it a quick optical pat-down, and it looks ok, but you can’t help but wonder: How old is this? Can I eat this? Should I eat this?

Hitting the Slopes? Is Your Body Ready?

safety on the slopesIt’s the time of year to hit the slopes. Whether you are skiing (downhill or cross country) or snowboarding, they are exhilarating activities and great workouts which strengthen the bone and tone your muscles, and are great for your heart too. Now is the time to prepare your body for the rigors of these strenuous winter sports with some pre-skiing and pre-snowboarding exercises and safety tips.