Nutrition and Physical Activity

Nutrition and Physical ActivityGood 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.

Tools for the Physician's Office

  • FAQ: Obesity
    Talking to patients about obesity; resources to recommend

Healthy Weight: Information for Patients

Eating Disorders Resources

Latest News & Resources

  • 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.

  • Physician Focus Special: Obesity in Massachusetts November 24, 2009

    Obesity and overweight are two of the nation's biggest health problems, affecting people of all ages, contributing to rising levels of chronic disease, and driving up health care costs to uncharted levels.

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