Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Come prepared to move, dance, taste, learn.
“Dress comfortably” to bend, stretch and move and “wear sneakers” if you plan to visit the “Spring into Health” health and wellness expo planned by Be Well Woburn for Saturday, March 31. The advice comes from RN Marcia Skeffington, one of the two primary expo organizers. The Be Well committee has asked exhibitors—65 as of last week, according to Skeffington—to offer activities and demonstrations, from yoga and zumba and tai chi to how to cook healthfully, followed by a food sampling. For a complete schedule of demonstrations, click here. The free expo will include screenings—skin analysis for sun damage, for example—and information and resources on issues like mental health, substance abuse and eating disorders, according to Skeffington…
Here is a complete schedule of Saturday's Be Well Woburn expo.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Be Well Woburn's Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday will feature over 60 vendors and booths. But, there will also be several demonstrations. Here is a complete schedule: The Be Well Woburn Health and Wellness Expo will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woburn Memorial High School.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Also to show documentary, 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,' which focuses on juicing. Answer our poll question, too.
Food, glorious food. Except when it’s not. Too much, too rich, too processed. Be Well Woburn will screen a movie, entitled “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” for the community this coming Wednesday night, Sept. 28, as part of its healthy living effort. The documentary is about juicing and making healthier food choices, according to Lori Duran, co-leader, with Meghan Patrissi, of the city's Be Well effort. Duran is a wellness teacher at Woburn Memorial High School and a holistic health counselor. The nutritionist featured in the film will attend the screening, Duran said. The program will be held at the high school; it will start at 6:30 p.m. and end around 8:45. Tickets are available, for a suggested donation of $5, at Whole Foods Market, at the …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Children, dads, try different foods, sports.
Salmon. Kiwi. Avocado. Which is your favorite? Forty teams, mostly of fathers and elementary school-age children, faced all three foods and four physical activities during Woburn’s first Great Wellness Race. The Be Well Woburn team came up with the idea to get dads and children in kindergarten through grade 5 to spend time together around Father’s Day—last Thursday evening to be exact—and do something physical, nutritious and fun. Similarly, the team held “Pilates with Mom” around Mother’s Day. Salmon got the thumbs up from Julia Taylor, 10, and her dad, Denis. “Awesome,” Julia said. Her dad is a health teacher; he said he loved the idea of the wellness event. Lily Wing, 9 ½, and her dad Gary, also liked the salmon. “I never had salmon,” …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Be Well Woburn effort rolls on this Father's Day.
For Father’s Day this year, why not take your dad to all seven continents—without leaving Woburn—in about an hour? The Be Well Woburn team has come up with a novel idea to get dads and children in kindergarten through grade 5 to spend time together and do something physical, nutritious and fun. Woburn’s version of the Amazing Race—The Amazing Wellness Race—is the brainchild of Gary Reese, assistant school superintendent for curriculum and assessment. People travel around the world to try new things, Reese explained Monday. The Be Well team wants people—especially kids—to try new things, Reese said, both activities and foods. So teams of participants will get to visit seven continents and either try a food or activity from that continent, …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
On Tuesday, May 10, as part of the 'Be Well Woburn' effort and take a Pilates class with your mom.
Jen McDonough lay on her back on a blue mat, raised her shoulders off the mat and brought her knees to her chest for a stretch. She straightened her legs at a 45 degree angle from the floor, placed her arms parallel to the floor and pulsed her arms in a move called “The Hundred,” targeted at her core: her lower back, abdominals and pelvis. McDonough, of Woburn, is a certified instructor of Pilates, a series of controlled movements that engage the mind and body and focus on the core. With Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, McDonough, a mother herself, will lead a special program for mothers and their daughters, sons, sisters, friends—and even mothers—under the “Be Well Woburn” banner. On May 10, the Tuesday after the holiday, she’ll lead a …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The city celebrated Earth Day with a large festival at Spence Farm Sunday.
There was sunshine, warm temperatures, food and fun at Spence Farm Sunday as the city celebrated Earth Day. The event featured a pony plop fundraiser, information on recycling, activities and crafts for children and green-living tips. The festival was preceded by the first-ever Be Well Woburn Youth Triathlon. There were so many children who wanted to take part in the event that participants were capped off, said Mayor Scott Galvin. The mayor said he hopes next year's triathlon will be bigger. Organizers were pleased with the turn-out, as well as the lovely spring weather at Spence Farm Sunday. To watch video coverage of the festival, click above. Also, click here to see photos of the day's events.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The first Be Well Woburn Youth Triathlon will close a few roads Sunday.
The first annual Be Well Woburn youth triathlon will close several streets Sunday morning between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The triathlon will begin at the Boys & Girls Club at 9:30 a.m. Lowell Street to Marion Avenue, Marion Avenue and Wyman Street from Marion to Main streets will all be closed this morning.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Smoothies, City Council and more.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Tuesday, April 5. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Two wellness teachers and moms—Meghan Patrissi and Lori Duran—are organizing the swim-bike-run as part of the "Be Well Woburn" initiative.
In a “past life”—college—Lori Duran played soccer, basketball and softball, and coached college soccer. Meghan Patrissi played soccer in college. Put the two, now both mothers, together and what do you get? A “Just Tri-it!” triathlon for youths age 5 through 12. As one of the first “Be Well Woburn” events to be offered to the city to promote community wellness through activities and classes, the local swim-bike-run gives youths an opportunity to get moving and have fun, according to Patrissi and Duran, who are organizing the event. “Our idea was to do something different and fun,” Patrissi said, and family-oriented and community-supported as well. Duran’s daughter, Kayla, 11, participated in a triathlon last year. From a child’s …