December 2012

Monthly Archives

  • Prepping for an outdoor winter workout

    Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you’re stuck running on the treadmill for the next three months. With a little preparation, you can make your outdoor run more comfortable. For starters, don’t dress for Siberia: “Wearing layers is important, but don’t overdo it. Dress as though it’s 20 degrees warmer than the actual temp. […]
  • Common sources for the common cold

    Cold and flu season is upon us.  The Huffington Post looks at the people most likely to transmit the germs, including the grocery store cashier: “Eggs, milk, and — a case of sniffles? If your checkout clerk at the supermarket has a cold, the virus is likely on her hands, and she can pass on […]
  • Time is never an excuse not to work out

    Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, and one of the top excuses is not having enough time. “We understand if you’re pressed for time and can’t afford a daily trek to the gym, but here’s the thing: A good workout doesn’t have to be an hour long. In fact, the majority of gains from exercise come […]
  • Eating healthy during holiday travel

    With all the stress that comes along with travelling during the holidays, it’s easy to grab the quick, calorie-laden food at the airport. But with a little planning, you can eat healthy on the go  and save the indulgences for Christmas dinner. “Every year the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reviews the food served at the busiest […]
  • Discover your ideal running cadence

    Cadence is an important factor when it comes to running efficiently. 180 steps per minute is often said to be ideal, but that number can vary drastically person to person. “[R]unning cadence does matter—especially if you’re a beginner. The biggest mistake most beginning runners make is over-striding, says Nikki Reiter, a biomechanist and coach at the […]

    In the last quarter of 2009, BIOKINETIC opened its doors to all patients with a mission to deliver a thorough, effective & research evidence- based practice in NYC. Three years after, we’re  still anchored to that mission. The only difference is, we now have actual patients to prove it! There’s no better yet modest way […]
  • Tis the season to be stressed

    When one thinks of Christmas, images of family, friends and fun come to mind, but for many it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year. The Huffington Post pinpoints common holiday stressors and how to deal with them.  Finances is one major source: “The Situation: Money is tight this year, and you […]
  • For weight loss, choose cardio over lifting

    If you’re short on time and your main exercise goal is weight lost, it’s better to do cardio than lift weights, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. “The scientists found that routines that included only weight lifting built muscle, but did not help people lose fat or shed pounds. “[Leslie] Willis [,the study’s […]
  • Give the gift of health this Christmas

    Looking for a present for the workout nut on your list?  CNN presents some of the best healthy gift ideas, including Fitbit Zip: “The postage-stamp-size Fitbit Zip ($60, records how many steps you take, how much ground you cover, and how many calories you burn. The Zip syncs to an online dashboard, accessible via computer […]
  • Tweek your workout to boost intensity

    Many of us, at one time or another, have been bored with our workout routine or frustrated with a lack of results. The Huffington Post explores some simple changes to fix that. “Add instability. A good workout doesn’t need to look like a performance from Cirque du Soleil, but a little balancing act might go a long […]