Health

The Weekly Weigh-In: A Farm-in-a-Box

Plus, CVS buys Aetna, RI native Voila Davis sounds off to POPSugar, get your wheels in gear with a holiday bike ride and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock Ever heard of a farm-in-a-box? Well, there’s a first time for everything. The Cumberland School District has the first Leafy Green Machine in Rhode Island, a hydroponic growing facility that will bring fresh vegetables to the plates of all students in Cumberland. Over the course of just one year, the innovative machine is expected to grow the same amount…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Healthy alternatives to fruitcake? Yes please!

Plus, a raw milk recall in RI, U.S. runners are slowing down, a dance and drum class and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock. Bored of that same old fruitcake you give out for the holidays? Reader’s Digest rounded up some healthy edible gift alternatives if you’re looking to veer off the traditional route of giving hard-as-rock fruitcake that won’t be eaten. As life around us moves exponentially faster, marathon runners in the U.S. are getting slower. Founder of CEO of RunRepeat.com Jens…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Your Pooch is Good For You

Plus, your blood pressure is probably higher than it should be, a gender gap in CPR, E. coli in Westerly and more in health and wellness.

Dog owners, rejoice: your pooch may actually be good for your health. A major scientific study uncovered a link between dog ownership and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in single households. While there is no concrete proof that your pup improves your heart health, dogs could alleviate loneliness, depression and get you to spend more time outdoors engaging…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Is Healthy Fast Food a Myth or a Reality?

Plus, why sad music is so good, dessert hummus is now a thing, local turkey trots and more in health and wellness.

Thinkstock. Healthy, fast, casual dining is revolutionizing the food industry — but where did this trend emerge from, and is it here to stay? Industry insiders sound off on our changing cultural connection to food and make predictions on how much bigger this movement is going to get. Have you ever wondered why you can listen to sad songs over…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Is Ours an Age of Exhaustion?

Plus, the scoop on green powders, Memorial Hospital shutters its ER, oxymel is the new juice and more in health and wellness.

With long work hours, the pressure to look good on social media and to lead the “perfect life,” ours can seem like an age of exhaustion. This article examines the “age of exhaustion” and investigates to see if exhaustion is more widespread today than it ever has been before— the answer may surprise you. New age-y wellness tips are all…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Eating By Yourself Might be Bad for Your Health

Plus, the dark side of the wellness revolution, a new spine center in Newport, a seminar on toxic masculinity and more in health and wellness.

Dining solo can be peaceful, practical and even fun. But a new study shows that eating alone too often could be linked to type two diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Has the trendy nature of wellness become, well, too selfish? Click here to find out how social media is playing a huge, possibly not-so-positive, role in the self-care revolution….

The Weekly Weigh-In: Pillow Talk

Plus, a RI neurologist starts a relief fund for Puerto Rico, the mysteries of scent and a pumpkin and pooch themed race.

The future is here: A pillow can now tell when you’re snoring and a sleep sound system can help you wake up well-rested. Check out these weird but cool sleeping innovations.   Scent is something that impacts so much, yet we rarely think about just how this mysterious sense works. Why do we like the smell of fresh-baked cookies? Why…