The Weekly Weigh-In: Forget an apple a day; eat mushrooms

Plus, a French beauty secret that looks like water, the scoop on the impending bananas apocalypse and a spike in e-cigarette use in Rhode Island.

While the idea of a “healing mushroom” might raise eyebrows, these ‘shrooms are not of the trippy variety. A thirteenth-generation mushroom farmer gives the scoop on his top wellness fungi, i.e. mushrooms that promote skin renewal, are packed with antioxidants and energy boosting beta-glucans — all sans hallucinations. [healthyish]

The snooze button is the one roadblock between you and your morning workout. But have you ever considered a training session at night? According to some studies, people who work out in the evenings sleep better and have lower blood pressure. Want to learn more about the benefits? Click away. [Pop Sugar Fitness]

Want to learn about a French beauty secret for your skin? It looks like water, but the formula is so much more than that. Just say oui. [Well and Good]

Breakfast may never be the same: bananas worldwide are being threatened by a fungus. [Providence Journal]

The University of Rhode Island is pursuing a 100 percent tobacco-free campus with a grant from the American Cancer Society. [URI]

With the report that e-cigarette use is spiking among Rhode Island youth, a new law has been placed that bans electronic cigarettes on school property. [TurnTo10]

On The Run: Health and wellness goings-on

Oct. 15: The Sweet Beet is coming to Providence for a sweet treat at Like No Udder. The two are joining forces for a gluten free, soy free and vegan event. Come early before it is sold out.

Oct. 20: Learn about how stress can impact your business and your body and what actions you can take to combat those effects through this informative seminar.

Oct. 22: It’s been proven that walking is great exercise and that walking is a way to a healthy heart. Discover all that the town of Warren has to offer by visiting its annual fall festival. The Warren Walkabout will have open artist studios, sidewalk sales, “swag bags” full of coupons and goodies, live music and treats from local restaurants.

Oct. 22: For those looking for a challenge or for avid marathon runners, the Gansett Half Marathon provides a scenic course that takes you through some of Narragansett’s most beautiful spots.

Oct. 22: Race for a good cause at the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run. The four-mile charity run takes you across the Claiborn Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport.

Reporting assistance by Grace Kelly 

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