Archive | Healthy Lifestyle

10 reasons to get off the couch and take a walk

It can be daunting and overwhelming to consider starting an exercise program; especially when you have not been that active. That’s why walking is such a great way to exercise – just about all of us can do it, it doesn’t require much more than good supportive shoes and can be done almost anywhere at any time.

Now that spring has arrived, here are 10 great reasons to get going:

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Healthy Lifestyle0 Comments

Shrewsbury octogenarian lives life to the fullest

Shrewsbury resident Marion Kaletski works out at Planet Fitness four times a week.   By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – If you are a member of Planet Fitness in Shrewsbury, and work out almost any morning of the week, then you certainly know Marion Kaletski. You might not know her name, but she certainly […]

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Healthy Lifestyle0 Comments

Mass. Senior Games to celebrate 25th anniversary

Region – When the Massachusetts Senior Games (MASG) are held at Springfield College this June, there will be hundreds of athletes age 40 and up participating in sports such as track and field, swimming, basketball, tennis, racquetball, table tennis and volleyball. Some participants have been lifelong athletes while others may be taking up a sport after a hiatus. And still others may be trying an entirely new sport for the first time. What they will all have in common is what Davis Cox, the group’s state ambassador, calls their unofficial slogan – “Get fit, have fun and make friends!”

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Healthy Lifestyle0 Comments

How to keep your mind sharp

It’s as important to take care of your brain as well as your body. Here are 10 things that you can do to help keep your mind sharp as you age.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Health, Healthy Lifestyle0 Comments

Staying physically fit at 62 despite multiple sclerosis

Anna Connors of Shrewsbury has always been physically active. She studied dance from age 5 through her 20s. Then she became a competitive runner and completed marathons. Now 62, she continues a disciplined exercise routine after a 2006 diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).

“I vowed to take care of myself and not let this get me down,” said Connors, a regional ambassador for the MS Foundation.

Read the full story

Posted in Features, Healthy Lifestyle2 Comments

Framingham runner does not let age stop him

Bob Tomassini, a life-long resident of Framingham, is 78 years old. A U.S. Army veteran, he stands 5’7” and is 135 lbs. He also runs faster in road races than many of those who are in their 20s, 30s, 40s or even 50s.

Born and raised in Framingham, Tomassini’s passion for running started 39 years ago when at 190 lbs., his doctor told him he needed to lose weight or he was going to run into major health problems.

Read the full story

Posted in Healthy Lifestyle, News0 Comments