• Is NYC really the city that doesn’t sleep?

    While New Yorkers may not be getting their recommended amount of sleep, we’re not quite the most sleepless city in the United States, based on data collected by Jawbone Up users. “According to new data, New Yorkers snooze for just six hours and 47 minutes a night, on average — but a handful of other […]
  • Low impact workouts, that work

    Give your joints a break by trying out one of the 21 low impact workouts from The Greatist: “Cycling: Thank mom and dad for teaching us to take off the training wheels. Hopping on the bike is a fun way to fit in some exercise, with a lower chance of damaging the joints. And you don’t […]
  • The dangers of exercising too hard

    The evidence is growing that too much exercise does NOT do a body good. A recent study, this time focusing on heart attack survivors, shows that is can  increase your  risk of dying. “For the study, researchers looked at data on about 2,400 heart attack survivors who had participated in the National Runner’s and Walker’s […]
  • Egg yolk isn’t going to kill you

    For years, we were all told to avoid egg yolks because of their fat content. Recently, the common wisdom has moved in the other direction. “[M]ore concrete findings have come to light in the years since. In 2010, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a meta-analysis — the collected findings of 21 different studies — […]
  • Dealing with lower back pain

    Whether it’s from over use or under use, many Americans suffer from lower back pain. The Greatist shows you 5 moves to help strengthen your back. Start with: “Adductor-Assisted Back Extension: This well-known exercise isolates some of the deeper muscles of the lower back. Add in a little extra support from your inner thighs and […]
  • FDA begins regulating gluten free foods

    With nearly 3 millions Americans with celiac disease, the FDA officially began to regular products that claim they’re “gluten free”. “A gluten-free claim means the food contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten, the protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye, an FDA spokeswoman said, adding that this is consistent […]
  • Is inline skating worth it?

    If you’re looking to change up your cardio routine, throw in inline skating: “You burn nearly as many calories on skates as you do running (for a 125-pound person, that’s 210 calories inline skating for 30 minutes versus 240 calories running 12 minute miles for the same duration, according toHarvard Health Publications). But the workout itself […]
  • Skip these workouts

    If you’ve never really worked out, heading to the gym can be intimidating. The Huffington Post looks at exercises and machines to avoid. For example, crunches: “Here’s why crunches don’t really work that well and are actually dangerous: Imagine your spine is a credit card. In the same way that repeatedly flexing and extending a […]