April 19, 2014

Why De-Stressing Matters

by Vanessa Voltolina for Discover and Play According to The American Institute of Stress, unmanaged stress has been connected to 75 to 90 percent of medical visits. As the summer approaches, many of your friends and family are probably taking time off to relax and veg out. But if you’re in the throes of a […]

27th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week Kicks Off

This week marks the 27th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; an annual campaign designed to bring public attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families. According to a press release we received from the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), thousands of individuals across the country will come together to […]

Get Fit With Your Family

By Jessica Remitz for Discover and Play With packed school year schedules and long winter days keeping everyone indoors, it can seem difficult to get your family together for dinner, let alone an afternoon of exercising. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to lure even the most preoccupied teen or harried spouse off of […]

5 Group Fitness Classes to Try Now

By Vanessa Voltolina for Discover and Play You may have noticed a trend when it comes to your local gym or fitness center: Many are upping the ante with their creative class offerings. These innovative, fun workouts make getting sweaty a whole lot more fun — and social. Whether you’re a gung-ho class-goer or just […]

Setting Fitness Goals That Work with a Busy Schedule

by Caitlin Boyle for Discover and Play If you’re up to your eyeballs in deadlines and dirty floors and hungry kids, it can be hard to prioritize exercise. But if it’s not a priority when it’s tough, it’s not going to be a priority when it’s easy, either. The key to setting and achieving fitness […]

Get Moving with 4 Unique Winter Sports

by Vanessa Voltolina for Discover and Play Do you always end up in the lodge, hot chocolate in hand, during winter ski trips? While curling up with a book and getting some R&R is often well deserved, there’s no reason you need to sit on the sidelines 24/7. Maybe traditional winter sports, like skiing and snowboarding, aren’t […]

Ask the Expert: What Should I Eat When I’m Running a 5k?

I’m running my first 5k in a couple weeks and I’m not sure what to eat before the run or if I’m even suppose to eat. Any ideas?” – Anika from Tennessee Great question! Meal timing is an important factor to consider when training for any type of endurance race. You want to avoid simple […]

Ready, Set, Fuel Your Body for Running

It’s that time of year when races and runs start popping up all over – maybe even in your own city. And whether you’re participating in a marathon or a 5k, properly fueling your body for running is important for top performance. To  perform your best, here are a few key points to keep you […]

Mediterranean Diet: Sorting Fact from Fiction

There has been a lot of  talk lately about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and these benefits truly do exist. The diet is perhaps most famous for its favorable heart healthy results, something that studies have continuously demonstrated over the years. Beyond the heart, those who follow the Mediterranean diet have lower all-cause death […]

If You Want to Eat Less, Eat Angry?

Happy eating is something we take pretty seriously here at Around the Plate. After all, our motto is “live healthy, eat happy” and we truly believe that people can do both by learning to love nourishing, nutrient-rich foods. So when a study came out saying that happy eating increases your odds of overeating, we started […]