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Why Is There No Swimming Allowed In Jamaica Pond?

As a Jamaica Plain resident myself, walking or running (or skating, biking, and yes, sometimes even dancing) around Jamaica Pond has become the daily sabbatical […]

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Wellness

The Pandemic Could Result in a Surge of HIV Infections in Boston

The spinoff public health crises that will arise from the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown are likely to reverberate for generations, but an immediate and […]

Wellness

Grab a Buddy and Hit One of These Mountain Bike Trails Near Boston

Staying occupied these days is a feat of its own. Luckily, you can still maintain your distance (and proper COVID hygiene practices) during almost every […]

Wellness

Boston Sports Clubs Is Having Yet Another Wave of Issues With Members

Members at Boston Sports Clubs across the city are resurfacing with yet more beef with the gym chain that just refuses to show a little […]

Wellness

Facing Very Tight Restrictions, Gym Owners Weigh In on Their Reopening Plans

It’s been a hell of a ride for gym and fitness studio owners in and around Boston during the past four months as they navigated […]

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Wellness

Why You Don’t Need to Delay Your Cancer Care During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how each of us interacts with the outside world, including getting the healthcare we need. During this time of uncertainty, […]

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Wellness

A Beginner’s Guide to Composting: Everything You Need to Know

As we carry on with social distancing measures and do our best to slow the spread of COVID-19, the search for activities to keep ourselves […]

City Life

Hundreds of Massachusetts COVID-19 Contact Tracers Are Getting Laid Off

It was the program that put Massachusetts’ coronavirus response on the map. In April, the state launched its ambitious, $44 million contact-tracing program, the first […]

Wellness

Five Campgrounds Now Accepting Reservations in Massachusetts

Never has camping seemed more enticing. After nearly four months stuck inside our homes, even the least adventurous of us all want a change in […]

Wellness

Mental Health Resources for the Black and Brown Community in Boston

“I am not well if WE are not well” has become the tagline of the dance cardio studio, Trillfit, in Mission Hill, owned and operated […]

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Wellness

Ashley Mitchell: Boston Wellness Is White-Washed. Now Is the Time to Be Better

Participating in boutique fitness is like visiting the Land of Oz: It’s a mood. The lights are low, the music is loud, and your instructor […]

Wellness

Seven Outdoor Exercises You Can Do on an Athletic Field

After working out in our bedrooms, basements, and living rooms for the past three months, a change of scenery is more than welcome. While gyms […]

Wellness

Oxford Gym Racks up $8,000 in Fines as Owner Refuses to Shut Down

On May 18, David Blondin, owner of the Oxford gym Prime Fitness and Nutrition, decided he’d had enough and reopened his gym for business, despite […]

Wellness

How to Make Sure Your Anti-Racism Work Is a Lifelong Endeavor

The last few weeks have seen a fever pitch of activism, protests, and fundraising across Boston and beyond in support of the Black Lives Matter […]

Wellness

How to Help Children Cope with Depression and Anxiety Right Now

Growing up like a “regular kid” is anything but regular these days. From virtual learning to days on end spent with parents and siblings instead […]