Health Feature

Healthy Valentine’s Day Tips

Make your Valentine's Day healthy this year with these tips and recipes from a local dietitian.

Salad>Fries Skip the bread or appetizer, order vegetables or a salad instead fries, ask for half portions or split courses with your date and watch out for the calorie-loaded toppings like creamy dressings. Show Caption Hide Caption Avoid fruity, sugary drinks Another one of LoBuono’s tips is to avoid drinking calories (after all, us New Englanders are notorious for our…

Best Foot Forward

Whether you're an avid walker, runner or someone who spends a lot of time on your feet, it's important to find the perfect shoe.

629411952 Thinkstock Your feet are your foundation,” says Eric Lonergan, marketing manager at Rhode Runner, a well-known shoe retailer in Providence. And who can argue with that? Our feet enable us to walk, run and everything in between — so why wouldn’t we try to make them as comfortable as possible? “Making sure you’re wearing the right size and also…

Zencare Connects People to Mental Health Services

The website is a resource with profiles of local mental health professionals.

This story was originally published in the October 2016 issue of Rhode Island Monthly. In the fall of 2014, Yuri Tomikawa, a 2012 graduate of Brown University, sought professional guidance. Her search for a therapist or life coach, which began online, only exacerbated her frustration. “There are tons of lists out there, but no quality vetting,” Tomikawa says. Tomikawa, who…

Weekly Weigh-In: Vegan Chain By CHLOE Opens on Thayer Street

Plus, CVS to stop altering beauty images, vegan recipes to keep your resolution going strong, cat yoga and more in health and wellness.

Photo by Jamie Coelho. By CHLOE, a chain that makes wholesome, tasty vegan food, opened the doors to its new location on Thayer Street yesterday. The menu will feature everything from burgers, fries and smoothies (Yes, all vegan. Yes, our minds our blown) to location-specific foods using local products, all meat, dairy and egg free. In another win for a…

Hot Hikes for Cold Days (Plus, What to Pack)

Warm up as you traverse these local hiking trails.

The days might be short and cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend them inside binging on Netflix (though we’re not judging if you do). Pick a hike (see our list below), then pack up and roll out with locally sourced hiking gear, certified for homebodies and adventurers alike. Pick A Hike From Audubon Society of Rhode Island…

Whole Woman: Healthy Bites

A local foodies shares recipes for healthy snacks for girls on the go.

By Kaitlyn Murray and Dana Saccoccio Nibbles are essential for keeping a woman on-the-move’s energy on point throughout the day. “But there’s just not enough time in the work week!” you may cry. We beg to differ: All you need to do is set aside your Sunday afternoon to prepare one or two of these tasty (and good for you)…

Getting Fit at Fifty Plus

You don’t have to do a lot, but you do have to be consistent.

Fifty is one of those reflective life milestones where we take stock and make plans. But while you’re double-checking your 401 K for fiscal fitness, don’t forget your physical fitness. Why is fitness after the age of fifty so important? Beyond being able to continue doing the activities you enjoy, fitness is key to preventing falls and injuries, and minimizing…

Doctor's Orders: Less Meat, More Olive Oil

This diet improves health and decreases food insecurity.

Dr. Mary Flynn, a Miriam Hospital nutritionist and Brown University associate professor, developed the Healing Foods Project, a plant-based, extra virgin olive oil diet that improves health and decreases food insecurity. Rhode Island Monthly: What is the Healing Foods Project? Mary Flynn: It's a program I developed based on diet research that includes healthy recipes made with extra virgin olive…