Body Wise

Nutrition & Exercise
Articles in the “Body Wise” department provide readers with insight and news related to exercise and nutrition, emphasizing the important role these two areas play in overall wellness. Features cover exercise trends and advice from experts, in-depth coverage of timely nutrition topics, healthful recipes, tips for integrating fitness into your daily life, and more.

The Mediterranean Diet 

Fresh, flavorful foods and a healthy lifestyle combine to offer benefit for those who choose this age-old diet. By Matilde Parente, MD What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? That question arises every time a new study reveals another health benefit associated with this eating pattern. The answer: closely followed, the Mediterranean diet can potentially […]

Healthy Resolution Revolution

Put a positive spin on your nutrition goals to effect lasting change. By Heidi Reichenberger Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN The beginning of the year is certainly the most popular time to vow to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Taking steps to improve your health, however, need not be limited to just once a year. You can […]

Stay Supple with Stretching

Maintain—or improve—your flexibility for optimal health as you age. By Joan Pagano Inevitably with time, things change. You feel a bit stiffer in the mornings; your joints are a little creaky; a glimpsed reflection in a window reveals you’re not standing as straight as you thought. Tight muscles may begin to affect your gait. If […]

A Culinary Labor of Love

When a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease forced her to change her diet, Danielle Walker chose to re-create her favorite holiday foods and build new culinary traditions for friends and family. By Diana Price Danielle Walker grew up loving the festive foods that made holidays and gatherings special. She has memories of happy hours spent in […]

Hello, Bicycle

Jump on the two-wheel trend with a new guidebook to all things bike. Do you remember that glorious, powerful feeling of your first self-propelled ride on a two-wheeler? Can you still feel the air pushing past your face and the momentum beneath the tires? Can you again sense the slight wobble and then the joy […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By making a few mindful changes, you can be sure to eat well and healthfully on a budget. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN Eating nutritiously and saving money at the grocery store are two goals that may seem at odds with one another; in fact, the two go hand in hand. If you’ve […]

No More Exercise Excuses

Overcome these common barriers to exercise and reap the physical and mental rewards of consistent activity. By Diana Price Everyone has pulled out at least one of these excuses to avoid exercise—likely more than one. But no more! Jump these barri­ers to doing your body good, with expert tips from trainers Kerri Dorn and Jessica […]

Learn and Move for Healthy Bones

Understanding essential facts about osteoporosis and engaging in regular bone-building exercise are key to maintaining bone health as we age. By Joan Pagano  A study conducted by the National Osteoporosis Foun­dation (NOF) revealed that most women over the age of 45 fail to recognize their per­sonal risk of developing osteoporosis, the disease of “porous bones,” […]

Soup’s On

Rebecca Katz’s new collection of healing recipes provides nutrients to soothe the body and soul. In her introduction to Clean Soups: Simple, Nourish­ing Recipes for Health and Vitality (Ten Speed Press, 2016; $22), author Rebecca Katz says, “This book is dedicated to the proposition that everyone can enjoy making soup, whether their goal is a […]

6 Steps for Simple Meal Planning

Planning ahead will allow you to reap the benefits of healthier and less expensive home-cooked meals. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN If you are scrambling to get dinner on the table every night, you’re likely making less-than-ideal choices when it comes to nutrition and cost. Ready to make a change that will benefit […]