Weekly Weigh-In

The latest Rhode Island health and wellness news and events.



Attend the third annual Beauty and the Beast Gymnastics and Wrestling Invitational. This event combines more than 1,000 gymnasts and wrestlers competing side by side.


Start the year off right by focusing on lifelong health and wellness solutions. Head to Newport, the city by the sea, for the annual celebration of mind, body and spirit featuring many events including yoga, ice skating and more.


Un-wine-d with a yoga class at Newport Vineyards. The hour-long class consists of restorative yoga and essential oils, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. Reserve your spot.


Explore the beauty of Fort Refuge by snowshoe to look for tracks and other signs of wildlife. If there is no snow, you will hike the trails. You must have your own snowshoes or you can rent them from REI. Register online.


Start off your Sunday right with yoga and brunch at Milk Money. Brunch plus one alcoholic drink will follow a forty-five minute vinyasa flow class. Bring your mat, towel, water and appetite.


Attend the Go Red for Women luncheon, an empowering event that focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.


Let loose, groove to the music and get ready to burn during a hour-long Zumba class at Newport Vineyards. Then wine-d down with friends with a wine tasting after the class. Wear comfortable clothes. No experience necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. Reserve your spot.




According to a Providence Journal article, the Rhode Island Department of Health on Monday announced it is joining the growing global HIV-prevention movement known as Undetectable = Untransmittable, or U=U. Read the full piece here.

CVS is rolling out HealthHubs, which offers a variety of health-care products and services, including management of chronic diseases and connections to primary-care doctors and other providers in about a half-dozen stores in the state. Read more here.

Breakfast is now grab and go at at the Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet. Learn more.

Dolls are easing stress for hospitalized patients with dementia. Fourteen years ago, Brenda Pimentel, a CNA at The Miriam Hospital came up with what she calls a ‘towel’ doll. See more here.

A Wallet Hub study has recently shown that Rhode Island is ranked as the twentieth ‘fattest’ state in America. Read the full report online.

With a goal to support healthy aging and communities of mutual support, the Providence Village of Rhode Island is launching a new statewide effort to establish local Villages in cities and towns across Rhode Island. The new organization will be called the Village Common and is modeled on successful organizations in Connecticut and California.





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