Portland Health Hike

Walking The Eastbank Esplanade

The best part of Portland in the summer is getting outdoors.

Of all the choices, the Eastbank Esplanade river walk stands out.

What is it about walking beside a working river that makes exercise an adventure? The bridges lifting for tall tugs? The exotic boats in Riverplace Marina? Or the city view from the east bank.

Visitors to Portland rave about the ambiance and the beauty. Don’t let them get have all the fun. Summer means it’s time to get a move on.

A recent poll listing the most fit cities in America saw Portland coming in third place behind Minneapolis – St. Paul at the top, followed by Washington D.C. The rest of the cities in order: San Francisco, Denver, Boston, Sacramento, Seattle, Hartford, San Jose, Austin, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, San Diego, Raleigh, N.C., Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Va., Cleveland, and Richmond, Va. [Read more…]

Sodium Intake Study

Italian Research Finds Little Surprise


New findings uncovered by Professor Pasquale Strazzullo and his team in Naples show overweight/obese study participants use more salt than normal sized people.

If you love Italian food and move to Italy, you might gain weight.

If you love Italian food and move to Manhattan’s Little Italy for the cuisine, you’d have the same problem.

But too much dietary sodium is not just an Italian problem. [Read more…]