The latest Rhode Island health and wellness news and events.
ON THE RUN: HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENTS
Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio present an outdoor summer yoga series each Friday morning at 9:30 am. The morning class takes place under a canopy of trees, amidst the gardens and waterfront property. Bring a yoga mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Click here to register.
Head to the docks in Waterplace Park and paddle the Providence waterways via kayak. Sign up online.
Practice yoga poses on your mat adjacent to the majestic elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Reconnect with your mind and body with the elephants as backdrop before the zoo opens to the public. A complimentary fresh fruit cup and bottled water will be available after class. Plus, take a leisurely stroll through the zoo and enjoy visiting with all the animals. Purchase tickets online.
Get your booty to bootcamp, then reward yourself with brunch after! Tickets cost $25 per person and include a fun workout, a drink of choice and delicious brunch bites. Get tickets online.
Join Barre and Soul for bunny yoga. The class acts as a fundraiser to benefit House Rabbit Network! It is suitable for yoga beginners and experienced yogis alike, plus, House Rabbit Network shelter and/or foster bunnies will be hopping from mat to mat. Purchase tickets online.
Get your steps in with the spooks of Providence. Take the North Burial Ground Halloween Ghost Tour. Historical and theatrical tours will start at about 4:30 pm, and last about an hour. You’ll have a chance to visit with residents of the graveyard, former Rhode Islanders who will share their lives and deaths with you! The vent is free but pre-registration is requested.
Run through the scary RIPTA bus tunnel in Providence and avoid zombies in this unique five-K Monster Dash. Join a team or register as an individual.
Running is not only a great way to exercise, but it is also a fun way to get involved in the community. Join a team, run for a charity or race on your own. Learn about the races scheduled for the upcoming fall season in Rhode Island at Running in the USA.
JUMP Bikes, owned and operated by Social Bicycles, an Uber-owned company, are pedal-assisted electric bikes that provide a boost of up to twenty miles per hour as you ride for a new way of commuting, exercising and recreational play. Read more here.
A mosquito sample from a swamp in Westerly is the second from that location to test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the fourth overall in Rhode Island in 2019. A sample of mosquitoes trapped in Tiverton is the first to test positive for West Nile Virus in 2019. Read the full article here. Limit hours outside between dusk and dawn.
A $53.4-million federal grant is given to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife to advance Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Read the full Providence Journal article here.
Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s new location in Johnston is being developed to become a second state-of-the-art Breast Imaging Center. The center is now seeing patients for MRI’s and ultrasounds, and X-ray services and CT scans will be available this month.
The nonpartisan health-care organization, the Commonwealth Fund, has ranked Rhode Island seventh-best of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia in overall health outcomes. Read the full article here.
NaloxBoxes are popping up around the state, including a most recent installment at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. See the RI Department of Health Twitter page for additional information.
Lifespan has just recently opened an urgent care facility in Warwick. The center focuses on caring for minor ailments such as colds, flu, earaches, fractures, animal bites, burns and more. Plus, immunization and sports physical services are available to people eighteen months and older. For location and hours, read here.