Feeling stressed? Get up and move around.


Moving our bodies to ease stress is something we can decide to do and has the added benefit of making us feel more in charge.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/chin063015EsdaileWorkout_liv5.jpg My workout: Avery Esdaile

The Boston Public Schools athletics director says he always played basketball. First in competitive leagues, more recently in pick up games.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/01/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/04fitness.jpg ‘Fitness’ foods may be making us less fit

Just because something is marketed as a “fitness” food doesn’t mean it will improve one’s health.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/preg150-3921.jpg Think you’re fully covered for childbirth? Maybe not.

Having a baby is a common health event, yet insurance coverage isn’t always assured.

Full-time workers should move for 2 hours during shifts

“Walking meetings,’’ indoors or out, are a way to stay on your feet and moving at work.

Promising results for migraine prevention drugs

Three pharmaceutical companies have presented study results demonstrating the power of a new class of drugs.

Gearing up

Accessories fit for a summer on the run

Though jogging requires little equipment, conquering that long run can be much easier with the right gear.

My Workout: Shonda Schilling

Schilling, 47, mom, author, autism-awareness speaker details her fitness routine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/20health.jpg Training program curbs campus rape

A new study, published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, unveils a sexual-assault resistance training program.

Deep Breath

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/20vacation.jpg Making the most of your vacation

Research confirms that vacations are great at relieving stress, bringing us back to ourselves, and even making us better employees.

Falmouth race to allow virtual participants

For the first time, runners can experience a virtual version of the 7-mile course on their treadmills.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Waterfall.jpg The limits of stress-management apps

Phones are often the cause of our stress — but what if they could help us manage it instead?

My workout

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/GeorgeRegan-004.jpg George Regan, 63, public relations executive

Public relations executive George Regan talks about his workout routine.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Advance/Images/wiggs_Kidssupport_l307944.jpg Children with loved ones fighting cancer find support in Norwell group

To be a child whose parent, or grandparent, has cancer is to suddenly face adult worries. The Kid Support Program is there to help.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/medicalvials.jpg Using bacteria to detect cancer in urine

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a test that accurately detects liver cancer in urine.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/09/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/13driving.jpg Changes in nighttime driving rules cut teen crashes

Massachusetts amended the state licensing program to set stricter penalties for nighttime driving.

Deep Breath

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/11/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/13stress.jpg Understanding stress and its signals

Lisa Feldman Barrett thinks we’ve long misunderstood how our brains work — and what’s going on when we’re stressed.

Deep breath

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/30headache.jpg Breaking the stress-headache link

For many stress and headaches are inextricably linked.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/30fat.jpg Chinese medicinal plant may lead to obesity wonder drug

Thunder god plant could be potent obesity treatment.

Deep Breath

At the office, mental health first aid training

National Council for Behavioral Health runs a program called Mental Health First Aid for the Workplace, which aims to become as widespread as CPR training.

Special section: Mass. health care law

Massachusetts health care law

Here you will find coverage of the law’s provisions, the debate that led to its enactment, Romney’s role in its passage, and what’s happened in Massachusetts since the law passed.