Fun, Family, and Fitness: Time to Get Physical | July 2014

Happy families, healthy smilesThe days are getting longer,and what better way to take advantage than by spending time outdoors with your family? From a casual game of Frisbee to an organized team sport, physical activity makes for a happier, healthier outlook. Actually, physical fitness and oral health have a stronger relationship than you may have thought. Tooth decay and periodontal disease have been linked with everything from diabetes to heart disease–two chronic conditions that can be prevented in many cases with regular exercise. Enjoy our picks for family-friendly activities that will get you up and moving, compliments of the team at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury.

5th Annual Run to Home Base

When and where: Saturday, July 19th at Fenway Park

Pledge your support for our veterans and their families by participating in the 9K run/2.3 mile walk. The event begins and ends in Fenway Park, and all money raised by the event will go toward research, care, and education about post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries–the “invisible wounds” of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. If you plan to walk, drink water to stay hydrated. Avoid energy shots, which are acidic and sugar-saturated and can contribute to tooth decay. To learn more about the event and its sponsors, click here.

FLOWER Family Yoga

When and where: Saturday, July 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA

If you prefer a more relaxed activity, head to the always gorgeous Tower Hill Botanic Garden for a kid-friendly yoga session. Poses and postures are tailored for parents and children ages 3 to 7 years. You are encouraged to bring your own mat; a limited number of mats will be provided. THBC offers several additional classes for physical and emotional well-being, including Qigong Tai Chi, Yoga by Nature, and Firefly Walks. You’ll find a full calendar of events here.

Liverpool Soccer Club Boston Soccer School

When and where: Begins Monday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. at Valeo Sports Center in Newton, MA

This year’s World Cup left many soccer lovers wholly unsatisfied, with even the youngest fans hoping for more. Good thing the Liverpool Soccer Club is holding a 5-day skills camp for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16. The camp, which is one of several stops on Liverpool’s tour in the US, combines challenging maneuvers, drills, a mini-tournament, and the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback. Your child should always wear the recommended protective gear, including an athletic mouthguard to prevent trauma and dental emergencies.

Questions about family dentistry? To learn more about our cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Todd Pizzi or our other Shrewsbury, MA dentists, contact us at 508-842-8838. We welcome patients living in Worcester, Shrewsbury, North and South Grafton, Boylston, and the surrounding areas.