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.

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 […]

For a Healthy Heart, #GoRedGetFit

A social media initiative aims to educate and inspire positive change in diet and exercise habits and to promote heart health among multicultural women. By Diana Price For renowned personal trainer and Nike-spon­sored athlete Ary Nuñez, encouraging wom­en to exercise and live a heart-healthy life­style is a personal issue: “I’ve lost my aunt and my […]

Making Sense of Eating Well

With a bit of background and some clear strategies, good nutrition need not be that complicated. By Matilde Parente, MD, FCAP Books about eating and dieting dominate the bestseller list year-round. Many of these books make eating seem pretty complicated or confusing. Often the diets that are touted are fabricated meal plans and are not […]

Cooking with Seasonal Fruit

A new cookbook offers inspired desserts that highlight seasonal fruits. Seasonal, farm-to-table recipes abound today, as home cooks and restaurant chefs continue to highlight the taste and beauty of fruits and vegetables har­vested in their prime. And yet despite their ubiquity, these recipes feel special, reveren­tial—a dish for a season that won’t come around again […]

Getting Started With Yoga

New to yoga? Roll out your mat with confidence by putting these 12 tips into practice. By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 500 While yoga offers a plethora of research-supported physiological and psychological benefits—from im­proved flexibility and balance to reduced stress and improved mood—it is not uncommon to feel a bit un­easy about kicking off your […]

The Naked Cookbook: Bare and Bold

Sustainable nutrition deliciously delivered is the goal of Tess Ward’s collection of recipes.  Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Tess Ward has com­bined her professional culinary training with her expe­rience on staff in the kitchens of some of London’s best restaurants and her insight as a certified health coach to create a collection of recipes […]

The Naked Cookbook Author Q&A: Tess Ward

Tess Ward, author of The Naked Cookbook answers questions and describes her approach to clean, healthy eating. Q: Can you describe a bit of your culinary training? What influences led you to offer up the clean, simple recipes included in this collection? A: Although I was classically trained in French cuisine, my farm-to-table experience in the […]

Carb Intolerance

Can’t lose weight? You may have some carb intolerance. By Jackie Buell, RD If you made yet another resolution to lose weight in the New Year, you’re certainly not alone. It is estimated that only 8 percent of those who make resolutions actually keep them, and weight loss can be particularly challenging. One thing to […]