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Stay Fit With SOMA 7/27

This week’s theme is Physical Activity! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on how to get physically active, even outside of sports practice. There are many ways to be physically active. Certain kinds of exercise can help you improve the skills needed for your sport. It can even help other things in your life! Being physically active improves sleep, improves mood, and increases energy. It also helps lower blood pressure, manage weight, and strengthen bones….

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 7/20

This week’s theme is Sun Safety! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on how to stay safe while enjoying the sun this summer. UV rays from the sun can cause cancer. Damage from sun exposure builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age! Seek shade, especially during midday hours. Umbrellas, trees, or other shelters can provide relief from the sun. Be extra careful around surfaces that reflect the sun’s…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With Soma 7/13

This week’s theme is Hydration: Infused Water Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on how to prepare infused water, a great alternative to regular water. Infused water is a healthy choice and is a great alternative for drinks high in sugar such as sodas and juices. Drinking infused water can be more fun and exciting, but it can also keep you hydrated. This can help us fulfill our Fit 5 goal to drink 5 glasses…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit with Soma 7/6

This week’s theme is Healthy Snacking! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on how to prepare a healthy and energizing snack. Snacking isn’t always bad! Some people don’t eat snacks on a regular basis, but snacking can be a great addition to your healthy lifestyle! Snacking will keep you energized, provide fuel for your body and mind, and keep cravings at bay. The two biggest tips for snacking smart are to stay hydrated…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 6/29

This week’s theme is Trail Tips! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on trail tips for walks, hikes, and spending time outdoors this summer. Video Blog! This week we’ve opted to do a video blog instead of a written blog. You can watch the video below. Spending time outdoors and going for a hike is a great way to stay fit while you wait to get back to your regular sport seasons and…

Author: Michael Redington

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Cajun Chicken Ragu Recipe

One of my favorite dishes, this Cajun Chicken Ragu is a comforting and filling meal that can still be healthy! Typically this calls for bacon and sausage, but even without those two ingredients, this dish is still a hit and packs a ton of flavor and comfort. It also involves a lot of veggies and protein to make a well-rounded dish! Originating from the Cajun/Creole style of cooking, you don’t need to go down to New Orleans to enjoy it – it can be made right in your kitchen here in New England.  Many of the ingredients are common ones that can be found in your kitchen pantry….

Author: Matt Vaghi

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Healthy Recipes- Meals

It can be easy to eat healthy at home! You just need to have the right ingredients (and you probably have many of them right in your pantry or refrigerator!) Here are some of our favorite meal ideas – check them out: Breakfast Recipes: Baked Egg Muffins Egg White Omelet Breakfast Banana Split Banana Oat Pancakes Smoothies Lunch Recipes: Chicken Tenders Turkey Avocado Wrap Roasted Red Pepper and Hummus Sandwich How to make a healthier salad   Dinner Recipes: Baked Salmon One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies Taco Salad Three Cheese Penne Pasta Snack Recipes: Ants on a Log…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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New Year, New Wellness Goals!

With the new year comes new goals! New Year’s resolutions can seem so daunting. How are you going to do something consistently for a whole year?? Here are some tips for sticking with your 2020 wellness and fitness goals: Try breaking your resolutions into more specific actions. Instead of “exercise more,” your resolution could be “take a walk every Wednesday.” Instead of a broad goal to “drink more water” you could get an app that reminds you to drink water throughout the day. Make monthly resolutions. In January you could focus on drinking more water. In February, work on…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Fitness Opportunities for Athletes

Here are a list of the current fitness programs that are being offered by Special Olympics Massachusetts! To sign up or for more information email Vicky.dinatale@specialolympicsma.org NEWTON – Boxygen, boxing based fitness program. SPRINGFIELD AREA – Western MA Hiking Club. Enjoy nature while getting some exercise. MARLBOROUGH – Running & Walking Club at Yawkey Sports Training Center. No matter your fitness level we have a spot for you! Family Bootcamp at Yawkey Sports Training Center. Will resume in the fall. We host class one time a month for families to work out together! WORCESTER – Worcester State Fitness Program-…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Get Fit ! Feel Good ! June Blog

First off, Let’s start by taking time to reflect on April’s Goal: Eat Better. There are numerous reasons out there for why people don’t eat healthy. It’s too expensive, I don’t have enough time, schedules are too crazy, etc. If you are one of these people who find eating healthy difficult, your not alone and there are ways to change ones eating habits! Instead of trying to change your eating habits completely try to focus on one aspect of it. During last month’s blog we discussed then food groups and how to eat healthy for each group (see below)….

Author: Vick DiNatale

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