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Guest Blog: 8 Tips for a Healthier 2012, From Dr. Xifaras!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy New Year!

    The New Year, 2012, is finally here. With a new year usually comes New Year’s resolutions. Most resolutions involve making changes that lead to a healthier life. As part of the FitClub34 program, you are already doing a great job committing to a healthier lifestyle by being physically active.

    It would also be great time to join Paul Pierce with his Million Hour Challenge! (more…)

    Guest Blog: 5 Games For A Healthier Holiday Season, From Dr. Xifaras!

    Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

    By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy Holidays!

    With the holidays here, things can be pretty busy. Add on the extra holiday parties and staying active…and eating healthy can get tricky! Try not to let the holidays spoil all the hard work you have been doing. Instead see if you can find opportunities to fit in some exercise and try to make the healthy choice when eating.

    Kids, here are some tips to get you through the season! (more…)

    Guest Blog: 6 Tips For A Safe Halloween, From Dr. Xifaras!

    Thursday, October 27th, 2011

    By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy Halloween!

    Halloween is just around the corner, which means trick or treating!! This annual tradition is a favorite by many kids (and me). This year instead of filling your bags to the tippy top with candy, try and map out a longer walking route to fit in more physical activity without hitting every house on the block.

    Trick or treating tends to occur in the evening when it is dark out, so there are some safety issues to be concerned about. Let’s keep Halloween fun by following these safety tips for trick or treating:

    1. Carry a flashlight – to light your way and to also be seen by others

    2. Avoid dark costumes or use reflective tape so motorists can spot you

    3. Inspect the candy, don’t eat any candy that is not wrapped or looks to have been tampered with

    4. Have an adult accompany you

    5. Only go to homes you know

    6. Follow smart traffic safety by staying on the sidewalks

    Athena Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center
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    Guest Blog: Tufts Medical Center’s Dr. Xifaras on Fall Fun and Safety

    Thursday, October 20th, 2011

    By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Fall Fun!

    Fall is the perfect time of year to be active outside. The beautiful colors of autumn leaves and cooler air make being active outside more enjoyable. Fall team sports such as soccer and football have started and are a lot of fun and a great way to exercise (like FitClub34!).

    But, you don’t have to play a sport to be active in the fall. There are many fun fall activities to get you moving. (more…)

    Guest Blog: Tufts Medical Center’s Dr. Xifaras on Teamwork!

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

    By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Teamwork!

    Whether it is in the classroom, at home, on the playground or on the field or court, it is important to be a team player. In the classroom, you can help out the teacher or your classmates with a project or assignment. At home, you can help your parents out with chores or your siblings.

    On the playground you can invite someone to join your group or game. On the field or court you can do your best to help your team do their best. Including and helping others will make all your experiences that much more fun! (more…)