Massachusetts Medical Society: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition and Physical Activity

“NutritionGood nutrition, physical activity and a healthy weight are necessary for optimal health. MMS and its Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity work to provide information for physicians and their patients on starting and maintaining good diet and exercise habits for healthy weight and a healthy life.

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  • Sitting Less, Moving More Can Make Major Health Differences March 28, 2016

    Vital Signs, April 2016 - What if the difference between health and chronic illness was something as simple as a five-minute walk? Recent research suggests that sitting less and moving more throughout the day can make a major difference in overall health.

  • Physician Focus: Food and Your Health December 1, 2014

    The food one eats has an enormous effect on one’s health, yet many consumers, bombarded with study after study about what’s good and what’s bad to eat, are confused. In some cases, the studies offer conflicting information. This program will look at such questions as: What IS the impact of food on...

  • Physician Focus Special: Walk This Way - Simple Form of Exercise Has Considerable Benefits July 16, 2013

    Walking, with the highest stick-with-it rate of any form of exercise, is an easy, fun, and affordable activity that improves cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases energy.

  • Physician Focus: Exercise as a Prescription December 13, 2012

    Fewer than two in ten Americans get the recommended levels of exercise and more than a quarter of adults don't spend any time in physical activity.

  • Physician Focus: The Power of Vitamin D December 18, 2009

    Today in this era of evidence-based medicine, good evidence supports the idea that vitamin D not only boosts the immune system, helping to prevent colds and flu, and many other health benefits.

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