May 2013

Monthly Archives

  • Not surprisingly, New York is not the healthiest city

    For the third year in a row, Minneapolis topped the Fittest Cities in America list. New York city came in a lackluster 24. “‘As urban areas attract more and more residents, it’s imperative for cities to create a built environment, fund amenities and form policies that get residents active and encourage healthy lifestyles,’ Walter Thompson, […]
  • Is walking or running better for you?

    Running and walking often get pitted against one another. Both are great, but depending on what you hope to accomplish one may be better than the other. “If, for instance, you are looking to control your weight — and shallowly or not, I am — running wins, going away. In a study published last month in […]
  • The floor your apartment is on can effect your health

    That ground-floor apartment may be great for your wallet, but its effect on your health is another story. “Researchers looked at the death rates for more than 1.5 million people and found that lower-level dwellers—below the eighth floor—had a 22 percent greater chance of dying from lung disease, lung cancer, and heart disease. “The researchers […]
  • Surprising foods you can cook on the grill

    Memorial Day weekend has arrived! For many of us, that means breaking out the grills to for a meat feast.  But you shouldn’t just cook hamburgers and hot dogs, there are plenty of surprising things you can grill. Try these: “Pizza. Forget delivery and DiGiorno — pizza is great on the grill! Simply brush olive oil on […]
  • New FDA rules for sunscreen take effect

    When you grab sunscreen before your Memorial Day trip, you may notice some differences. The new labeling rules from the FDA have kicked in. “Banned are fuzzy buzzwords such as ‘sunblock’ and ‘sweatproof’ in favor of more accurate, research-backed terms that give consumers a clear sense of how well the product protects against UV-induced skin […]
  • A full-body workout in only 7 minutes?

    Keeping with the apparent blog theme this week of accomplishing things in under ten minutes, today we look at exercising.  The New York Times reported that there is a new full-body, scientifically-based workout that can be done in about seven minutes. “In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills […]
  • Simple tricks to quickly reduce stress

    With work, family, and social commitments, it’s sometimes rare to find time to de-stress — or  so you think. The Huffington Post explore ways you can cut your stress level in under ten minutes. You can Try Tapping: “Also known as EFT (‘Emotional Freedom Technique’), tapping could be an effective way to beat stress. The […]
  • Aqua spinning arrives stateside

    While “aqua spinning” has been around in Europe for a bit, the trend is jumping across the pond with the opening of Aqua Studio in New York City. “[A]qua spinning is not your grandma’s water aerobics, although I admit to being schooled by an older woman pushing 70 on the bike next to me. Instead of a […]
  • Speed up your recovery with these tools

    Most people can’t go to a physical therapist after every workout to help them recover faster. So the Greatist explores 14 at home tools you can use to get back on your feet. Try rolling out: “When a massage therapist is out of reach (or simply out of your budget), consider taking matters into your […]
  • A reason to drink champagne at work?

    Moderate champagne consumption can help improve working spatial memory, according to a new study in the journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. “The reason: Champagne is loaded with phenolic compounds, small versions of the flavonoids found in red wine that have been shown to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease in humans, Dr. Vauzour says. The phenolic […]