Ask the Expert: Are Planks or Sit-Ups Better for Abs?

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, trainer Parker Cote talks all things abs. Got […]

Plum Landing Toolkit

WGBH Created an Outdoor Exploration Toolkit for Kids and Families

These days, a growing number of doctors are “prescribing” outdoor time to pediatric patients, in an effort to get kids and families moving and exploring […]

Kirk Hammett

You Can Take Heavy Metal Yoga at the Peabody Essex Museum

Museums typically exude a calm quiet rivaled only by libraries. But this month at the Peabody Essex Museum, it’s going to get loud. To accompany […]


Barre Fight in Boston

Barre, the hottest boutique-fitness craze in Boston, is also the most hotly contested, pitting purists against those with a more freewheeling approach. Can guru Andrea Lucas keep the local workout community from tearing itself apart?

Moonlight Yoga

23 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Tuesday, September 5 Free BodyBurn by Ray: Join Belmont’s BodyBurn by Ray for a free bootcamp class at Faneuil Hall. The classes will be held sporadically […]

Quincy Quarries

10 Under-Appreciated Boston Parks You Should Visit

The Common and the Arnold Arboretum get a lot of love around here—for good reason. But Boston is also home to a slew of gorgeous […]

State of Obesity

Mass. Has the Third-Lowest Obesity Rate in the Country

Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health release the State of Obesity report, a snapshot of health across the […]

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pioneering Gene Therapy Will Be Available in Boston

The FDA made history Wednesday when it approved the United States’ first cell-based gene therapy. And, fittingly for a healthcare hub, the pioneering treatment will […]

Tufts nurses strike

Tufts Medical Center Nurses Return to the Bargaining Table

UPDATED, September 1, 8:45 a.m.: After a full day of negotiations, Tufts and its nurses are still at an impasse. Moods seem to have improved since […]


Kripalu Is Taking Leaf Peeping to the Next Level This Fall

Each fall, thousands of leaf peepers pour into New England for a chance to see our famous fall foliage. And this year, Kripalu Center for […]


Seven Free Fitness Series That Continue Into Fall

Summer is coming to a close, whether you like it or not. (We know. We’re just as flabbergasted as you are.) Soon we’ll be trading […]


Ask the Expert: Can I Eat Dessert Every Day?

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, registered dietitian Matt Priven unravels your sweet tooth. […]

Brigham and Women's

One Drug May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Lung Cancer

It’s a finding that sounds almost too good to be true: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) research suggests that a single drug could cut a […]


You Can Join This Epic Walk from Boston to Maine

Diana Nyad knows a thing or two about endurance. In 2013, at the age of 64, the fabled distance swimmer became the first person, man […]

Roastd General Store

A Former Boston Yogi Is Opening a Health Wonderland on Nantucket

A former fixture of the Boston yoga scene has a new project in the works. Lynne Begier, who owned popular studios Back Bay Yoga and […]