Do you find it challenging to find time to exercise? Many believe that exercise has to look like something from a celebrity workout video or last for 60 minutes in order for it to make a difference. The reality is that any time you move your body it counts as physical activity. If you have a crazy schedule, appreciate that integrating these quick little bursts of physical activity into your day will make a difference:


  • Park in the farthest spot in the parking lot and walk (or park farther than you usually do)
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator
  • Take a 10-minute walk on your lunch break or during a rest period
  • Walk or bike to work, or drive halfway to work and walk or bike the rest of the way
  • Walk or bike to the store for light groceries or to a friend’s house
  • Take a stretch break every 1-2 hours to get your blood circulating and more oxygen to your brain
  • Walk around the perimeter of the field/court/arena while your child is at a sports practice
  • Walk over to a coworker’s office instead of calling, texting, or emailing to ask a question
  • Initiate walking meetings at work when meeting with two or three people
  • Walk around the block after dinner
  • When watching a television program do strength-building activities during commercial breaks or every 10 minutes (push-ups, crunches, planks or bridges)
  • Clean the house or car
  • Turn on some music and dance

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Nicole earned her bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Simmons College while working as a Personal Trainer at Boston Sports Clubs and Gold's Gym. While at Simmons College, she competed in crew, ice hockey and cheerleading. She went on to earn her master's degree in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Fitness from Northeastern University. Between undergraduate school and graduate school, Nicole completed one year of service under the auspices of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a Wellness Coordinator at a K-12 public charter school. Nicole completed her Dietetic Internship through Wellness Workdays to gain experience in Clinical Dietetics, Community Nutrition, Long Term Care Nutrition, Food Service Management, Corporate Wellness, Private Nutrition Counseling, and Sports Dietetics. Nicole worked as a Research Assistant at Tufts University for a Preliminary Investigation of Civic Engagement as a Novel Approach to Behavior Change and Body Weight Improvement in African American Females: The Change Club Study. Nicole recently launched the clinical and fitness nutrition programs for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital's Home Base Program. For the past few years, Nicole has increased wellness programs at the John Nagle Co. in Boston's Seaport District, bringing in fitness instructors, yoga instructors, the American Heart Association, healthy restaurant options, and health screenings to a diverse population of fisheries workers. More recently, Nicole worked on the Framingham State Food Study with Boston Children's Hospital and is currently working on the Breast Cancer Weight Loss Study with Dana Farber. Nicole continues to help deployed service members and their spouses and partners find and create new avenues for healthy lifestyles before, during, and after deployment. Nicole has experience counseling veterans, professional, adult and college athletes, and individuals and families looking to make changes in their routines to better their health. Nicole lives an active lifestyle and this year completed the Boston Marathon injury and cramp-free. Nicole enjoys educating individuals and groups. Some of the topics she teaches include: Choosing Foods to Improve Your Mood, Eating for Exercise, How to Navigate the Grocery Store, Eat This not That, Building a Balanced Meal, How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off, and Finding Health Sources You Can Trust.

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