Matthew Carron, Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Matthew Carron, Research Assistant

New Year’s Resolutions: How To Make Them Work

January 29, 2020

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New Year’s Resolutions: How To Make Them Work

New Year’s resolutions…  Many of us have made them in the past, and I bet some folks have even followed through with them! But if we’re honest, most of us don’t follow through with the goals we set at the start of the year. One study found that less than half of those who made resolutions were still sticking them by June.   […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

November 27, 2019

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

“When you feel good, you have a much better chance to make good decisions.” – Ming Sun The divide between mind and body has been debated for centuries. As we learn more about how our physical health influences our mental well-being, this divide becomes harder to find. This leaves parents with two important questions that […]

Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds, featuring Ming Sun, CHES – Shrinking It Down

October 23, 2019

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Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds, featuring Ming Sun, CHES – Shrinking It Down

How can we guide children to healthfully navigate food, fitness, sleep, and more (especially when Takis® taste so much better than eggs for breakfast)? These aren’t just important for physical health but mental health, as well. The MGH Stay In Shape Program for elementary and middle school students, going on 20 years strong, is one solution that’s benefited several communities in Massachusetts. In today’s episode, special guest Ming Sun, MCHES, of MGH Community Health Associates, joins host Steve Schlozman, MD to share more about Stay In Shape – including strategies to help kids set […]