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Q: I have looked all over to find some kind of relief for muscle cramps in my legs. Since this has been happening, I have found how prevalent this is even in younger adults. I have been to doctors and an acupuncturist with no results. I started taking magnesium with the hope that it would help, but it didn‘t. Do you have any suggestions? -Celia Sanchez, Lindenhurst, NY
A: Muscle cramps are...Read more »
Staying healthy isn’t easy when you’re constantly on the go, but there are some simple tips that can keep you in line with your regular routine even when you’re far away from home.
In order to fulfill your fitness requirements during your days away, try some of these travel workout tips by the Mayo Clinic:
— Do your research. If you’re staying at a hotel or a resort, for example, look...Read more »
A child trips, falls, and scratches his knee.
It's a scenario that countless parents have dealt with, carefully cleaning, bandaging and kissing the injury, magically imparting the healing powers especially reserved for mommies and daddies.
And though that's what the parents of 4-year-old Paul Franklin, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., did when their son scraped his knee on a family...Read more »
A 2.4-mile swim. Followed by a 112-mile bike. Concluded with a 26.2-mile marathon. I call this 140.6 miles of hell. For others, it’s a slice of heaven.
The Ironman triathlon series brings together some of the toughest and most motivated athletes this universe has to offer. The intensity of the trio of events, all done in succession, makes this competition arguably the toughest single-day sporting...Read more »
During Sunday's broadcast of the Mets-Royals game at Citi Field, a muscled-up gentleman grappled with a water bottle -- and the water bottle won.
The video has been making the rounds on the Internet, and the guy has been the subject of ridicule ever since. Even the announcers were making fun of him.
“All that working out and you can’t open a water bottle?” Mets announcer Gary Cohen said
"Sir,...Read more »
It's time to get dirty.
There's another mud run this weekend on Long Island. The Long Island Adventure Race takes place in Calverton on Saturday.
It has a codename, Operation Tomcat. The race takes you through the woods and a host of interesting obstacles along a 5K route on the Grumman site.
If you have never run a mud race and you are thinking of diving in, this is a fun and...Read more »
Every morning for the past three weeks I’ve been waking up around 3 a.m., a couple of hours shy of the sunrise. Dragging myself out of bed, I focus my thoughts on two words: protein and water.
No, this isn't the latest diet trend. It’s Ramadan.
As a Muslim, I’ve practiced the month of fasting since I was a kid. Back then, Ramadan -- which follows the lunar calendar -- would fall during...Read more »
Hey Long Island, do you have health and fitness questions that you want answered? Well here's your chance to let us know!
Daily Apple contributor (and Mr. August for the FDNY Calendar of Heroes), Brian T. Dessart is taking your questions!
A nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Brian is also a New York State Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician and...Read more »
OK, my secret is out. I really didn’t try and hide it, I just kept talking about it to a minimum.
Recently, I was selected to appear as Mr. August in the FDNY’s 2014 Calendar of Heroes, which was released to the public on July 22. No doubt, this is slightly awkward to write about, but kind of cool in its own weird sense. I’ve repeatedly been asked one question since the calendar’s release:...Read more »
What’s the hardest part about a 10-day juice fast? As it turns out, it’s day 11.
Last week, as the end of my juice fast approached, I realized I would soon need to plan to eat a meal again. After 10 days without consuming solid food, suddenly, my first meal seemed daunting. Should it be healthy? Or should I just go crazy — pizza? A cheeseburger? And everyone kept asking me about it, which...Read more »