Is Sugar Sabotaging Your Efforts To Eat Healthfully?

By Debra Westgate-Silva Many of us have a sweet tooth — there’s a biological reason for it. However, too much sugar in the diet can sabotage our attempts to eat healthfully. The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more added sugars than half your daily discretionary calorie allowance. For most American women, this means no … Read more

Healthy Foods, Healthy Families

By Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI Healthy Foods, Healthy Families (HFHF) is a community nutrition education program run by Farm Fresh RI, a non-profit based out of Pawtucket that is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters. HFHF works specifically to increase healthy food … Read more

Running Outside: Precautions For Excerising in the Summer Heat

By Chris Raymond There are many people who prefer to run outside, especially when the weather gets nicer. The hot temperatures during the summer months, combined with humidity, can put runners at risk if they aren’t knowledgeable about proper precautions to take during this type of exercise. There are two important factors to consider when … Read more

Rock Climbing: The True Full-Body Workout

By Kat Waterhouse Lots of programs, machines and sports make the claim of being a full-body workout, but few deliver quite as completely as rock climbing. Rock climbing, whether indoors or outdoors, can build muscle strength, increase cardio endurance and improve mental/problem solving abilities. First time climbers will generally try either top rope climbing, bouldering, … Read more