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Parents Most Concerned About Concussions

Student athletes are more brawny and better built than they were a generation ago! And that means they play rougher.

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Time To Stand Up For Improved School Performance

Did you realize that we sit on our butts 12 hours per day on average? Sitting down as much as this is clearly bad for us and some research suggest that those who sit all day live around two years less than those who are more active. Most of us are guilty of excess sitting. We sit at work, in the car and at home. In a very interesting study conducted on the elementary school level in Texas, students who stood during class at special stand-up desks performed better all around compared to children who sat at their desks!

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South Coast Hiking Is Best Kept Secret

What Southeastern Massachusetts lacks in altitude, it more than makes up for with wildlife reserves, coastal scenery and magnificent barrier beaches. For starters, hiking locally is the Bay State's best kept secret!

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Refurbished Basketball Courts Open At Buttonwood Park

If you play basketball, you probably have played a game or two at the courts at Buttonwood Park.

The three courts have been around for decades, and now have been refurbished, thanks to a fund-raising effort by The Friends of Buttonwood Park, expertise provided by the City of New Bedford, and several local companies who donated materials and labor

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Funding Rolls In For Mass In Motion New Bedford

Mass in Motion New Bedford's financial future is secure for at least another three years.

The motivational healthy lifestyle program has been awarded another round of funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which will provide $50,000 a year to the program for three years

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Workout for What? [VIDEO]

This French water ad was published 2 years ago, but it's still making my Facebook newsfeed today! These women have to pedal the stationary bikes to light up the wire. Once they realize what it leads to, they pedal faster

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How Can You Survive Dangerous Rip Currents? [VIDEO]

Every year, swimmers drown in treacherous rip currents, because they don't know how to escape them. The real danger with rip currents is not that you are getting pulled away from the shore, but how you react!

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Four Benefits Women Get When They Lift Weights

In our fitness series, I've invited guest trainers to share some of their best tips and tricks for getting fit during 2014. In this feature, Seattle trainer Justin Wade dishes up five things you can do to help you find your slimmer self. 

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DCR Commissioner Jack Murphy (L) joins State Rep.  William Straus at Fort Phoenix / Jim Phillips /TSM
DCR Commissioner Jack Murphy (L) joins State Rep. William Straus at Fort Phoenix / Jim Phillips /TSM

Renovated Tennis And Basketball Courts Unveiled At Fort Phoenix

State and local officials cut a ribbon at the Fort Phoenix State Reservation on Thursday, to mark the re-opening of tennis and basketball courts at the facility.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation recently completed the refurbishing of the courts, at a cost of around $30,000

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Mrs. Obama: Keep School Lunch Nutrition Standards As Is

First lady Michelle Obama is criticizing House Republicans for trying to weaken school lunch nutrition standards.

In a meeting today with school leaders and nutrition experts, Obama said House Republicans are "playing politics" with "our children's future

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