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Never Fear, Superfoods are Here

Before you head to the market, it’s good to know just why these so-called superfoods are so, well, super.

Thinkstock It is said that your fridge should be stocked with big bunches of kale and bags of sweet potatoes, while your pantry should be laden with boxes of quinoa and chia seeds. But before you grab your canvas bags and head to the market, it’s good to know just why these so-called superfoods are so, well, super. We consulted…

Two Pilates Principles

We got the scoop on what it really takes to be a Pilates powerhouse.

Think you have what it takes to run a Pilates studio? Hint: It’s not all deep-breaths and stretches. We got the scoop on what it really takes to be a Pilates powerhouse from Elizabeth Dewey and Mora Babineau, co-owners and instructors at studio47 Pilates in Warren.

Is Gluten-Free Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

We ask a local nutrition expert if a gluten-free diet is for everyone.

For the past few years it’s been all the rage to go gluten (a.k.a. the protein found in wheat) free, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? We chatted with Dara LoBuono, the state media and marketing representative for the Rhode Island Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to get her take on this lifestyle and more. WHY…

The Furry Canine Healers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

The Animal Visiting Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital has been delivering smiles to children’s faces for more than twenty years.

Headed by Hasbro staffers and animal lovers, Kim Morse and Ariel Twomey, the Animal Visiting Program features just under a dozen pet therapy dogs of all breeds, large and small. These pups visit with patients and families all over the hospital, from the emergency department to the mental health ward to the long term care unit. TRAINING As we all…

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…

Breaking the Ice with Olympic Bronze Medalist Marissa Castelli

We caught up with the Providence native to see if her health habits are as relatable as her passion for the Pats.

By Michelle Taraian What does a normal workout look like for you? I show up to the rink, do a warm-up first, skate a session in the morning, take an hour break, and then skate another session for an hour. Then we usually have another session for our jumps for about an hour, and afterwards we finish up with an…

A Broken System: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment for Children

Children fall through the cracks, but one boy is working hard to defy the odds.

This article originally appeared in our May, 2016 issue.  Conor has always been destructive when he gets upset. Until last spring, his fits were mostly contained within his home. A hole in the hallway wall proves it. But one fair day last April, his aggression went public. Along with his mom and three younger siblings, Conor, then eight, tall for…

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…