The holiday season is one that – even during the coronavirus pandemic – will be sure to include plenty of calorie-rich goodies.

As challenging as the pandemic made spring and summer, it promises to make flu season significantly more difficult than usual, some in the medical community are saying.

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out countless events and altered many more since March.

As the population health and well-being consultant for the Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan, Ken Foresti’s goal is to find ways to better the lives of his clients.

Angela Ballard knows sweat. She is an educator and advocate of hyperhidrosis, in which the sweat glands produce more sweat than usual. She’s also a wife and mother.

It was once thought that eating a meat-based diet was the only way to add some meat to the bones. However, many health and fitness experts are now touting the benefits of a plant-based diet to bulk up, build muscle and improve athletic performance. Learn how proteins work, the difference between proteins derived from meat and plants, and what plants pack a powerful punch for playing sports and growing muscle.

After a couple weeks of feeling overwhelmed and even a bit blue in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the U.S., staff members at Penn Yan Central School District received some advice on how to feel better, thanks to Blue Zones; or, more specifically, to a four-week Blue Zones challenge.

The question of how much liquid to consume daily basis has no simple answer. Several studies have shown differing recommendations. However, specific fluid needs depend on several factors, which include overall health, location and even level of activeness. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but knowing more about the body’s need for liquids can help in estimating how much ought to be sipped up.

While working out at home has become a necessity for many -- with gyms closed during the coronavirus pandemic -- home fitness had already been trending before quarantines began.

Nick Setta once trained Tyler Jay, a left-handed baseball pitcher who was selected in the first round — sixth overall — of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Building and maintaining a strong immune system is not exactly a walk in the park under normal circumstances.

Gyms and fitness centers across the U.S. are closed amidst the coronavirus outbreak, but there are many exercises that can be done at home to help people who are sheltering and maintain their fitness goals. Some gyms are even offering free live-streaming classes.

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can help you avoid contracting the potentially deadly pathogen. Arming your immune system and creating a natural shield by eating foods rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help you fight off an infection, whether it is COVID-19 or other viruses and bacterium.

It’s a no-brainer that exercise and physical activity benefits our bodies in countless ways. But for parents, it can sometimes be a challenge to get the kids off the couch or out of their bedrooms, especially in today’s tablet-obsessed and streaming-television-filled world of technology.

Doug Schmidt has been a leader in the plant-based diet movement in Western New York for years. Now, he has forever stamped his place in the plant-based world with the publication of a new cookbook, “Eat Plants Love,” which he authored with his wife, Shari.

What does “health” and “fitness” mean to you? Is it simply based off of your weight and how much you can lift? What does endurance have to do with it? What about flexibility?

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.

Overeating during the holidays and New Year’s may now be in the rearview mirror. But that doesn’t necessarily make losing or maintaining weight easier for everyone — even if you resolved to make healthier food choices. It may be a tough work to keep a healthy weight and diet. For some people, it can be especially difficult.

When you picture people from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden dining at breakfast, lunch or dinner, what may come to mind is a big plate of Swedish meatballs, potatoes covered in gravy and deliciously flaky Danish pastries. But a relatively new way of eating is clearing off those meals from the table: the Nordic Diet.

In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.

The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is a season filled with food and drinks that — although very tasty — threaten to increase your waistline.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Singer Miley Cyrus, former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrities who’ve adopted a plant-based diet. Athlete Novak Djokovic, who recently won the men’s singles at this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, is the latest celeb catching waves over his plant diet.

There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year. 

While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins.

I’ve wanted to try a spin class for some time because I knew it would be a good cardio workout. So, when a CrossFit buddy asked me to join her in a class she takes at a local gym, I jumped at the chance. In a spin class, you’re given verbal cues to add or decrease resistance to your stationary bike; how fast to pedal and whether to stand, sit or sprint. Your heart will get a great workout, and your legs may feel like rubber after your first class.