Part of our initiative is to spend the summer becoming a healthier Worcester! Below is a list of links and information to get you started on the right track.
Nutrition and healthy eating is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can help contribute to weight loss, improvement of overall health and sense of well being. The following is a list of informational sites and flyers to get you on the right track:
The City of Worcester Health & Human Services Department has partnered with UMass Extension Nutrition to provide nutrition workshops after three fitness in the park exercise classes. You will try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better on a budget and get tips on how to keep you and your family healthy.
Physical activity is another important step towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Being active can strengthen your heart, keep your arteries clear, reduce blood sugar levels and so much more. The following is a list of informational sites and flyers to get you on the right track:
Find out about free fitness classes offered this summer at 10 different parks across the City.
As a part of our initiative to spend the summer becoming a healthier Worcester, we are launching a Weight Loss and Physical Activity Challenge! In Worcester, 60% of residents are overweight and 27% are obese. Being overweight or obese increases an individual's risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. How can we fight this health challenge facing our city?
As a start, the Worcester Department of Health and Human Services is launching a Weight Loss and Physical Activity Challenge! We encourage city residents to make personal weight loss and physical activity goals. Each time you reach a personal milestone, record the number of pounds you've lost and/or the number of miles you've walked, run or biked. The ticker at the top of the Summer Fitness Series page will keep track of how many pounds we've lost and how many miles we've walked as a city. Log as often as you'd like and help us become a city of physical fitness!