Steve Calechman

Steve Calechman is a contributing editor for Men’s Health, a writer for MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program, and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Greentech Media, Fatherly, and BabyCenter. For over 25 years as a journalist, he’s written about everything from handling stress like an Alaska bush pilot to computational neuroscience to how to change your mind mid-sentence with your child. If you’d like to visit his website at stevecalechman.com, he won’t try and stop you.


Posts by Steve Calechman

Simple ways to wake up your workout

Steve Calechman

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Avoid boredom and boost the benefits you gain from exercise with these simple tips to wake up your weight or treadmill workout.

10,000 steps a day — or fewer?

Steve Calechman

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If you’re trying to take 10,000 steps a day, it can be discouraging to miss that well-known target. But why is 10,000 steps the goal? And is it really necessary to take that many steps every day?

What to do with that foam roller at the gym?

Steve Calechman

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While there is limited research on foam rollers, small studies suggest they may help with muscle and tissue tightness, sore muscles, and range of motion.

Easy daily ways to feel more connected

Steve Calechman

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Trying new ways to connect with others can help you forge links to a wider community and feel less lonely. These easy tips can help you feel more connected.

Tackling parent-teacher conferences: The early years

Steve Calechman

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Getting ready for a parent-teacher conference? Keep in mind time constraints and prepare by thinking about the questions you most want answered.

T-ball: The ups and downs, and why it can be worthwhile

Steve Calechman

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Parents may question whether T-ball is worth their child’s time, but there is definite value in spending time outside, being active, and learning about teamwork. However, this activity, or any other, will only be meaningful if the child wants to do it.

When your child ends up in the emergency room

Steve Calechman

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Visiting an emergency room with a sick or injured child is a universally stressful experience. Knowing what to tell the doctor, and what questions to ask, can help you keep your head and make the situation easier to handle.

What happened when I stopped saying “Be careful”

Steve Calechman

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It’s common to repeat ourselves trying to get children to follow our instructions, but how much of what we are trying to convey does a child truly comprehend? Paying attention to context and using words that make clear what we want are likely to get better results.

“Me time” sounds good, but when exactly?

Steve Calechman

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All parents know how difficult it is to find time for themselves, and probably feel guilty about it when they do, but it’s important to take a break from your responsibilities, even if it’s for only a few minutes a day.

Should you ever not listen to your doctor?

Steve Calechman

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When you visit your primary care doctor, you should feel that the advice and recommendations you receive are specific to your personal circumstances. If you think your doctor is not paying enough attention to you as an individual, your doctor-patient relationship may need a checkup.