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Fit things to do: Free heart screenings

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  March 14, 2012 01:44 PM

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While I usually like to suggest an activity or new class you can try in my weekly "fit things to do" roundup, this week I'm highlighting events where you can speak to an expert to figure out if you're living a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Brigham and Women's hospital is hosting three free screenings to analyze your heart health and help you learn what your risk factors are.

In addition to the screening, the hospital has set up a free website called Smart for the Heart, where people can track their food and exercise, take an online quiz to assess your risks, get daily tips for living a heart-healthy lifestyle, and more.

The screenings would be a good opportunity to speak with an expert to find out what things you're doing well, and what items you need help with.

The screenings will be held March 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Work Place, 4th Fl, 29 Winter St, Boston; April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Roxbury Community College (Cafeteria), 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury; April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sportsmen's Tennis and Enrichment Center, 930 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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