Health Tips

Stretching Can Help Older Adults Avoid Injury

Tght muscles limit movement and increase the potential for suffering a muscular injury. As we age, our flexibility tends to decrease, which makes stretching an increasingly important activity. Most of us won’t strive for a level of flexibility appropriate for ballet or martial arts, but we want to be able to move with relative ease and efficiency.  There are many reasons for decreased flexibility, including:  aging injury over or under-use of muscles remaining in static positions for long periods (like sitt
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Tight muscles limit movement and increase the potential for suffering a muscular injury. As we age, our flexibility tends to decrease, which makes stretching an increasingly important activity. Most of us won’t strive for a level of flexibility appropriate for ballet or martial arts, but we want to be able to move with relative ease and efficiency.

There are many reasons for decreased flexibility, including:

Creating a Safer World for Kids with Food Allergies

Creating a Safer World for Kids with Food Allergies
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MassGeneral Hospital for Children launches the Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention Program to support families beyond their patient visit.

Supporting families in the communities where they live and learn is the impetus for the new Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Ease Your Way Into Fall: Tips for Staying Stress Free

Mass General provides tips for beating stress as the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious. With summer days behind us, the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious as autumn arrives. Here are some tips for beating stress and keeping a summer mindset all throughout the year.
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With summer days behind us, the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious as autumn arrives. Here are some tips for beating stress and keeping a summer mindset all throughout the year.

Exercise: A Periodic Break Can Provide a Boost

people exercise for a variety of reasons from getting stronger, to beating a personal 10K time, to just getting rid of aches and pains. No matter the goal, the biggest factor to success is consistency.  Over the long term, extended rest periods away from structured exercise are vitally beneficial. Following an exercise schedule that builds on progress over time is a well established way to improve. But that doesn’t mean exercising week to week indefinitely without breaks. Planning time to let your system
 
Scheduling a recovery week every 4 to 6 weeks will help you to avoid getting into exercise ruts and to reach your fitness goals.
 
People exercise for a variety of reasons from getting stronger, to beating a personal 10K time, to just getting rid of aches and pains. No matter the goal, the biggest factor to success is consistency.

Keep the Ticks Off: Tips for Protecting Yourself

Keep the Ticks Off: Tips for Protecting Yourself Chelsea, 02150
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Ticks invite themselves to your barbecue and hang around long after the party is over. A Mass General expert explains how to have fun and be safe.

The late spring and early summer are a great time to get outside and hike, play sports or barbecue with family and friends. Just remember, some uninvited guests may show up at your party—ticks like this time of year, too.

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