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

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

Go Boating!

By Kim Silvia-Paré, Providence, RI Are you interested in those colorful, floating things on the lakes and rivers? Those things are known as kayaks. They have had a long history of entertainment and functionality on the water (as far back as Eskimo use in the 1600’s). But, what exactly are kayaks all about? Paddleboarding, another … Read more