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Ask the Expert: Why Can’t I Meditate?

Welcome to our new Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, yoga and meditation expert Rebecca Pacheco gives […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Do I Really Need a Physical Every Year?

Welcome to our new Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, Tufts Medical Center’s Prianka Chawla […]

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Ask the Expert: Why Do I Gain Weight When I Work Out?

Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. Here, trainer Parker Cote discusses mysterious weight […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Do I Have Gluten Sensitivity?

Welcome to our new Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health experts answers your wellness questions. First up: Registered dietitian Matt Priven […]

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Wellness

Introducing the Boston Wellness Expert Panel

Why am I always hungry? Do I really need cardio? How bad is it to skip my yearly physical? We get it. Health and wellness can be […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Am I Addicted to My Phone?

According to a study from Deloitte, Americans collectively check their phones more than 8 billion times per day. And that crazy number is from back in 2015, […]

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Ask the Expert: What Does a Marathon Actually Do to My Body?

When you think of distance running, you probably think of the good stuff: the runner’s high, aerobic exercise, and major calorie burning. But running 26.2 […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Why Do Bananas Make Everything Taste Like Bananas?

It’s a tale as old as time. You toss a banana in your lunch bag. You leave it in there all morning. Then, when break […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Am I Working Out Too Much?

Chances are, there’s somebody in your newsfeed who brags about attending multiple fitness classes per day, or spending three hours at the gym. (Hands up […]

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Ask the Expert: Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

If you’re not sick right now, chances are you have a friend, coworker, or family member who is—and quite possibly, all of the above. According […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: What Can I Use Instead of Q-tips?

By now, you’ve probably heard about that report from the American Academy of Otolaryngology. You know—the one that told you to seriously stop using Q-tips already, once […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: How Much Water Should I Be Drinking?

You’ve probably heard a million things when it comes to hydration. Drink eight glasses of water per day. Have a glass with every meal. Just […]

Wellness

Food for Thought

A local expert weighs in on the latest food trends.

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Wellness

Ask the Expert: Why Have There Been So Many Food Recalls?

This year has brought many a food safety scandal. Some have hit close to home—ahem, Cleveland Circle Chipotle and Back Bay Sweetgreen—but far more have taken place […]

Wellness

Ask the Expert: Does Seltzer Hydrate as Well as Water?

The seltzer obsession is real. Whether it’s New England standby Polar, local up-and-comer Spindrift, or national powerhouse LaCroix, carbonated water—in a dizzying array of delightful […]