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We’re constantly being pounded with the mantra that local is better. Shop local. Drink local. Eat local.
Luckily for Long Islanders, fresh produce is all around us. You can buy directly from the farm, join a CSA or find a farmers market close to your neighborhood year-round.
But even in a supermarket or grocery store, you can look for produce that's in season locally, which will make...Read more »
Canadian drug company Apotex has issued a voluntary urgent recall of their birth control Alysena 28 due to a potential manufacturing error.
Packs from lot number LF01899A have the potential to contain two rows of placebo pills (14 instead of only 7) and only two rows of active birth control pills.
In the case that you have one of these packages, Apotex recommends using a secondary form...Read more »
If you're anything like me, you hate being tied down to a chair all day at your desk.
The fact is that sitting for an extended period of time is bad for your health. According to the Mayo Clinic's website, sitting for large chunks of your day can lead to any number of health complications including excess body fat around your waist, elevated blood pressure, raised blood sugar, etc.
But...Read more »
Preparing to run those daunting 26.2 miles in an upcoming marathon? Searching for anything that might give you an edge and make the race even just the slightest bit easier?
We spoke to Dejan Popovic, the marketing director for Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale, about some customer favorites and a few of their own picks for pre-race and race day swag.
The obvious place to start, Popvic said,...Read more »
If you’re the type to find exercising outdoors entirely too grueling during the hot and humid summer months, take advantage of a comparatively cool spring on Long Island this year to move your routine into the fresh air.
During spring, lower pollen levels and less-humid air makes breathing easier during outdoor fitness activities. Even though the possibility is not completely eliminated, there...Read more »
A Brooklyn federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after emergency contraception pill available to girls of all ages on Friday, according to The New York Times and Reuters.
The decision would make the most common morning-after emergency contraception pill available to girls 16 and under without requiring a prescription from their physician.
The...Read more »
The beauty of the push-up is that its simplicity is matched only by its effectiveness. Effective, at least, until you get bored.
When done properly — that is, when done with your head aligned with your spine, a straight backside, a tight abdominal, hands positioned ever-so-slightly in front of your shoulders and elbows tucked in on the way down — it recruits almost every muscle in the body...Read more »
Love having farm fresh produce but have a green thumb that’s more like a black thumb? Then joining a CSA might be the best choice for you.
There are many farms across Long Island that participate in community supported agriculture (CSA) -- the trick is knowing where they are and the deadlines that you have to purchase your “shares” by.
Listed below are some of the Long Island farms with...Read more »
President Barack Obama made his debut as scientist in chief Tuesday as he announced that about $100 million will go to fund an initiative that will be key to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who coined the nickname, took the podium in the East Room of the White House to announce both the president and the NIH...Read more »
Considering adding yoga to your exercise regimen, but frightened by poses with names like "Balancing Stick?"
Unfortunately, though wildly popular, traditional forms of yoga are not always valid options for would-be yogis. Instead, individuals who have been looking for a softer alternative to floor yoga may consider chair yoga as a more viable option.
Though popular among elderly...Read more »