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.

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 […]

Building a Better Breakfast

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a refrain we hear from dietitians, educators, and health experts—and it’s true. Your body has been fasting all night while you sleep. When you wake up, it needs fuel because it’s already running low. Skip […]

Cool That Inflammation

By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE Director of Nutrition, California Health & Longevity Institute Discussions related to inflammation in the body and its role in chronic disease have been increasingly popular in health news. As the topic gains momentum, further media attention will no doubt spur the marketing of consumer products claiming to reduce the body’s […]

The Art and Science of Weight Loss

Good-bye, estrogen; hello, body fat! Ask any woman over 40 years of age and most will agree: it’s just not like it used to be when it comes to managing weight. About 90 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women experience some weight gain, averaging 12 to 15 pounds between the ages of 45 and 55.

Running Start

Women pay their love for running forward by mentoring new runners. By Diana Price As founder of women’s athletic apparel brand Skirt Sports and a professional triathlete, Nicole DeBoom has spent a lot of time talking to women about running: how to begin running; how to train effectively; how to stay motivated. After years of […]

Probiotics: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

By Heidi Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN I recently attended the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. At the conference scientists from around the globe present the latest nutrition research to thousands of registered dietitians and students. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s happening in the field of nutrition. However, in addition […]

Healthy Habits for Life

The bottom line: what you eat and how you eat can have lasting consequences for your health. Choose wisely and nourish your body with nutrient-dense foods.

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 […]