The surprising hormone that protects against heart disease

November 21, 2019 at 08:30PM by CWC You may go days (or even weeks or years) at a time without thinking about your hormones. For example, estrogen is well-known primary hormone produced by your ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat tissues that’s primarily associated with the vital role it plays during puberty. But it affects your … Continue reading The surprising hormone that protects against heart disease

Exactly how many seconds to maintain your max heart rate for in a HIIT workout, according to trainers

November 16, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Now that tracking your heart rate is as common as knowing how many steps you take each day, I always have my eye on how fast my heart is pumping—especially when I’m working out. While my heart rate obviously reaches different levels during different types of workouts, it’s … Continue reading Exactly how many seconds to maintain your max heart rate for in a HIIT workout, according to trainers

The science-backed reasons why we crave heartier foods during the winter months

November 13, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Like many people, I’m more active when the outdoor temperatures don’t require me to leave the house looking like a human down comforter. In T-shirt weather—and even sweater weather—I’ll take every opportunity to go for an outdoor run or get my errands done by walking instead of hopping … Continue reading The science-backed reasons why we crave heartier foods during the winter months

How to eat healthy and hearty at Panera Bread, according to a registered dietitian

November 08, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC As far as fast-casual restaurant chains go, Panera Bread is pretty up on it in terms of catering to the wellness set. The chain ditched all artificial ingredients years ago, launched a health conscious wellness series, and most recently, expanded their menu to include protein-rich grain bowls. When … Continue reading How to eat healthy and hearty at Panera Bread, according to a registered dietitian

I tried a heart-opening ancient cacao ceremony and learned an unexpected lesson about love

November 05, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I first learned about the ancient tradition of the cacao ceremony—wherein you drink hot, ceremonial-grade cacao in a ritual setting—from new friends I met at a yoga retreat. And when I got the opportunity to experience the practice for myself at The Cape, A Thompson Hotel in Los … Continue reading I tried a heart-opening ancient cacao ceremony and learned an unexpected lesson about love

The only piece of fitness equipment you need right now is a heart rate monitor

October 10, 2019 at 12:02AM by CWC First there were FitBits, then came the Apple Watch, and nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to walk into a New York City fitness studio without some acknowledgement that you can track just about every part of your workout. That’s especially true for tracking your heart rate in conjunction to how … Continue reading The only piece of fitness equipment you need right now is a heart rate monitor

8 DASH diet-approved recipes to make every meal of the day good for your heart

October 01, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC With *so* many different healthy eating plans out there, it’s clear that there isn’t just one way to live your best, nutrient-rich life. But when it comes to the way of eating that doctors and dietitians recommend the most, there are two main contenders: the Mediterranean diet and … Continue reading 8 DASH diet-approved recipes to make every meal of the day good for your heart

‘I’m a cardiologist, and these are the 5 things I do to keep my heart healthy’

September 06, 2019 at 06:51PM by CWC Here’s a fun fact: the average doctor visit takes 17.5 minutes. That means you have less than 18 minutes to go over your vital signs (weight, blood pressure, temperature, all that jazz), talk through how you’re feeling, and ask your doctor questions before they have to see another … Continue reading ‘I’m a cardiologist, and these are the 5 things I do to keep my heart healthy’

Soup up your usual order at Hale & Hearty with these healthy, nutritionist-approved picks

September 06, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Walking into a Hale & Hearty midday can feel like an extreme sport. There are an overwhelming amount of options (15 soups!), which is a lot to navigate when your lunch break isn’t exactly lengthy. If you’re not strategic, you might panic and walk out with something you … Continue reading Soup up your usual order at Hale & Hearty with these healthy, nutritionist-approved picks

Tap this watermelon and grilled halloumi salad with hemp hearts for a taste of summer all year long

September 03, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Still in denial that it’s September? Good news: That doesn’t mean you need to retire all your favorite summer flavors (yes, light and refreshing is a combo that works 24/7, 365). For proof, see exhibit A: This bursting-with-flavor watermelon and grilled halloumi salad with hemp hearts, an easy … Continue reading Tap this watermelon and grilled halloumi salad with hemp hearts for a taste of summer all year long

Here to break hearts: Sweating isn’t always the best indicator of a good workout

September 01, 2019 at 12:01PM by CWC If feet are measured in inches, then workouts must be measured in sweat… right? Wrong. Up until this morning, I firmly believed that the size of pit stains on my shirts post-exercise directly correlated with the quality of my sweat session. After listening to trainer Sal Di Stefano … Continue reading Here to break hearts: Sweating isn’t always the best indicator of a good workout