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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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Recipes to make water more fun!

You probably know you should drink 5 glasses of water a day, but sometimes that’s hard to do when there are so many other flavorful drinks out there. Here are some fruit and water recipes to make drinking water fun! The natural sweetness from the fruit will make your drink taste sweet without added sugar. Get a water bottle with an infuser, or put fruit in your bottle and fill with cold water. You can even fill a bottle or pitcher with fruit and water and leave it overnight in the fridge. Then strain the water in the morning…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Get Fit! Feel Good! January Blog

Happy New Years! 2019 has finally arrived meaning this is your chance to hit the reset button and start fresh on your health and wellness goals or resolutions. I mean what better time to start than the beginning of a new year!  New Year, New Goals! Experts says it takes about 21 days to form a habit and I know that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight, it takes small changes over a period of time. Trying to start a fitness routine, eat healthier, and break a bad habit (such as smoking, eating fast food or drinking soda)…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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