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.

All Together Now

Group exercise provides an added dose of motivation and fun. By Laurie Wertich If you’re like most people, the thought of going to the gym and slogging it out solo on a treadmill probably sounds like a tedious chore. In fact, in the grand scheme of chores, many of us might be inclined to choose […]

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Wondering if you should jump on the bandwagon and commit to a dietary “cleanse” or “detox” regimen? Nutrition experts weigh in on the ongoing trend and provide important safety tips. By Diana Price Chances are you’ve heard the hype: friends raving about a green juice cleanse that leaves them feeling fantastic; someone’s sister who lost […]

Stretch to Destress

Rejuvenate your body and relax your mind after a busy day with these yoga-inspired stretches. By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 500 With mounting to-do lists and full-to-bursting inboxes, it’s no surprise that so many of us find ourselves feeling stressed out and overwhelmed each day as we attempt to balance our busy lives. Regardless of […]

Food Label Reboot

What to know about the recent changes to food labels and how they can help you make better choices By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN If you have ever flipped over the back of a package of food to read a nutrition label, you know that the laundry list of numbers jumping out at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]