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.

A Plant-Based Diet Offers Great Benefits

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute We are hearing a lot about the potential benefits of a plant-based diet; even former president Bill Clinton attributes his weight loss and improved health to this increasingly popular way of eating. But what exactly is included in a plant-based diet? What […]

Exercise and Pollution

Aerobic exercise is indeed one of the cornerstones of health, but it turns out that aerobic activity and pollution really don’t mix. If you live in a heavily polluted urban area, you may want to rethink your exercise regimen so that you can reap the maximum benefits with minimum harm to your lungs.

Stretch Yourself

By Laurie Wertich When most people think of fitness, they think of cardiovascular and strength exercise; but if you want to get and stay fit, don’t forget to stretch! Stretching and flexibility exercises are an important component of any fitness regimen. So, go ahead—stretch yourself. Stretching Stretching refers to a practice of elongating a muscle […]

Take to the Trails

Trail running is a fast-growing sport that offers women fitness, stress relief, and community. By Diana Price I’m a runner. I’m not very fast, I do not own a fancy watch that tells me where I am or what my pace is, and I have yet to lose a toenail, but I’m committed. I like […]

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

Taste comes first in this collection of simple, delicious recipes from blogger and cookbook author Elana Amsterdam. When Elana Amsterdam started cooking gluten-free meals after a diagnosis of celiac disease, she had a pretty ambitious goal: to create meals that would satisfy the whole family, including her husband—whom she calls a “tough critic”—and her two […]

Understanding Your Migraine

Introduction For a disease that affects over 36 million people in the US, migraine is still a poorly recognized and under-diagnosed disease. By 2018, the number of migraine-specific treatments available in the US will be almost double what was available 2 decades ago. Studies show that most people are rarely offered these treatments. We will […]

Dietary Supplements: Marketing and Reality

By Sharon Reynolds On the grocery-store shelf, a bottle of turmeric capsules states that the product “promotes the body’s natural healthy inflammation response.” A multivitamin marketed at adults over the age of 50 claims to provide “energy and heart health support” and “anti-aging defense.” A website selling hemp oil promises “natural therapeutic benefits,” by stimulating […]

I love you, I love you not

by Mia James We know that we need food to survive and that when we make the right choices it can give us energy and help us fight illness and support overall health. And we often just simply enjoy it. Many of us, however, have a love/hate relationship with food, as we struggle to reconcile […]

Aging Well: Your Roadmap by Decade

A decade-by-decade guide to lifelong health and wellness By Mia James R&AConnection News: There is plenty of good news these days about getting older. Take, for example, that while aging is inevitable, the decline in health, activity, and general well-being associated with advancing years is not. By making health-sustaining choices now, you can look forward […]

For Some with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Beauty Really Is Pain

By Ashley Boynes-Shuck Fashion and arthritis aren’t typically topics that go hand-in-hand. But for millions suffering with various forms of arthritis, fashion can become either a problem, or an escape. Sometimes, it’s both. I’m someone who grew up being very interested in the world of fashion and beauty — and I still am to this […]