Health

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…