Be Well Rhody

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…

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…