Fight back pain with Pilates

A favorite exercise among fitness-enthusiasts and celebrities, Pilates is the ultimate workout for toning muscles and achieving a long, lean physique—but there’s more to Pilates. Researchers have shown Pilates may also be the ideal exercise for easing chronic lower back pain.

Swim for life – Water workouts beat running and walking

Getting to the finish line first is usually a good thing — but not when it comes to your life span! If you want to stretch out your years as long as possible, you may want to hit the pool this summer. Amazing research shows swimmers beat both runners and walkers in lowest rates of mortality.

Vitamin D: Let the sunshine in!

Not a cloud in the sky and perfect summer weather? Then get outside quickly, because UV light plays a key role in producing vitamin D. Yes, dear fruit fans, in this case an apple a day is not exactly what the doctor orders. But that’s not a problem – if you actively use the sun, instead of lying on the couch.

Walk your stress away

Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.

Pump up to slim down with weight training

When it comes to staying slim, cardio exercise tends to get most of the attention. The good news is that you may not need to log endless hours running to keep your waistline from expanding. In fact, research from Harvard University suggests weight lifting could be the most effective way to keep trim around the middle – but don’t discount cardio’s benefits.

How we enjoy an energy-filled summer!

We often simply feel better and more energetic during the warm months of the year. The more pleasant temperatures encourage us to exercise outdoors. Here at Dole, we also like to make the most of the summer!

The 10 biggest energy zappers

If our energy reserves are permanently depleted, we constantly feel tired and drained. But, by ensuring we have a balanced lifestyle and by knowing what our body needs, we can outsmart the 10 biggest energy zappers. How can we manage our energy resources?

David H. Murdock: A fulfilled life needs a vision

We rarely have the opportunity to get to know a company in detail, beyond the diversity of its product range. We see it differently, as Dole’s passion for a balanced lifestyle is no coincidence. It would be hard to find a better representative of a healthy, fulfilled, long life than Dole owner David H. Murdock. Watch our video to experience his way of life!