Health

Smart Season

It’s about that time of year where we transition from spending free time outdoors to ducking in somewhere warm and cozy. But the excesses of modern indoor life — TV, video games, snacks, more TV, more snacks, some reading, maybe a Netflix binge — doesn’t necessarily equate to good mental and social health. Sit in on the following lectures, screenings…

Healthy Lunch Spots for all Diets

Bon appetit no matter what you can and cannot eat!

Looking for wholesome food on the fly? Here are some spots where you can grab and go without worrying about working off your lunch. Better yet, all of these places include options for vegans and vegetarians, and some also cater to gluten-free diets and people with other food allergies. Keenwah Super Food Eatery 311 Broadway, Newport, 619-5266 Before you walk,…

Busy Working Mom? Do Something that's just for You.

How one working mom managed to fit training for a half marathon into her busy schedule. No guilt attached.

As a working mom, I think a lot of us feel guilty that we're not giving enough of ourselves to our family, home, job or other relationships. Sometimes we lose ourselves, then suddenly put our own wants and needs on the back burner. I have a PDF titled “10 Weeks to Your First Half Marathon” on my computer’s desktop. For…

Rocking and Rolling in Providence

The half marathon in Providence last Sunday reportedly attracted about 5,000 runners.

When a race volunteer tells you the finish line is just around the corner, they’re not lying, but they are being selective with the truth. That’s because they know it would be extremely demoralizing for you to learn the full story: that after slogging through thirteen picturesque miles around the city of Providence, there is chocolate milk, a banana and…

Bring Home Some Fresh Summer Corn on Your Bike

The first Bike to Farmers Markets Week is being held around the state from August 20 through 26.

Every week or so, I remember my bike. It’s sitting in the attic and desperately in need of a tune-up. I’ve been meaning to get it to a bike shop all summer, but I’ve been busy outside with other things and tend to like biking more in the fall and spring, when bike paths are less crowded. Now I officially…

Q&A: Dr. Leonard Talks about Wes Welker's Hair Transplant

We called Dr. Leonard to find out what it was like to work with Welker, and why his candidness may inspire others to treat their own failing follicles.

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is the new face of male pattern baldness. After undergoing a hair restoration process with Dr. Robert Leonard of Cranston, he’ll appear in future print, radio and TV advertisements for his practice, Leonard Hair Transplant Associates. While most guys prefer to keep their treatments a secret (Tom Brady, cough, cough), we found it…

Training for the Boston Marathon on Heartbreak Hill

In my diligent training for the Boston Marathon, I am bound and determined to do everything there is to do to get ready for the big day on April 16.

I’m such a rookie. In my diligent training for the Boston Marathon, I am bound and determined to do everything there is to do to get ready for the big day on April 16. I have the shoes (Asics GT 2160). I have the gels (I swear by Gu Espresso Love). I have the clothing (moisture-wicking spandex and tank by…

Boston Marathon Training Currently in Session

RIM Associate Editor Jamie Coelho is blogging about training for the Boston Marathon while fundraising for charity.

Last April, I cheered for the runners at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street as hundreds of people crossed the 26.2-mile marker. I witnessed expressions of elation, determination and extreme pain. I saw some sprint to the finish like they’d just sprouted wings; others hobbled in as if wounded in war. Young, old, thin, plump; people from all…