Be Well Rhody 2021

Whether it’s finding a new way to work out, learning how to manage winter blues or curbing cravings, our go-to wellness guide has you covered.

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Samantha Labrecque2020 has been quite an exhausting year both physically and mentally. The coronavirus has altered life as we know it and while COVID-19 may be part of our day-to-day life in both the days ahead and beyond, it’s crucial to remember ways in which we can keep our health in check. So, here’s your reminder: Mask up, master maskne like a pro, manage your mental health and winter blues, find a new way to break a sweat and curb your junk food cravings with healthy alternatives. And while you’re here, treat yourself with an at-home spa day and see how our resilient little community continues to give back, even through crisis. Plus, listen to a behind-the-scenes account from a health care hero. A new year often signifies a fresh start, so read on and let’s look to brighter days ahead!

Be Well, Rhody!

Samantha Labrecque, Editorial Assistant



Table of Contents

7 Household Items that Double as Exercise Equipment

An ICU Nurse’s Take on the Winter Wave of COVID-19

Mask Up: Local Crafters Help Rhode Islanders Stay Healthy (Plus, Where to Buy Locally Made Masks)

A Nutritionist Dishes on Tasty Junk Food Alternatives

Community Health: Inside the House of Hope’s Efforts to Help Homeless Rhode Islanders Navigate the Pandemic

Treat Yourself to an At-Home Spa Day with These Local Products, from Soap to Skin Butter

Tips and Tricks for Mastering Maskne

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? A Local Psychiatrist Weighs In