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Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a day that showcases skill, strength and perseverance.
On the football field, sure, but what we’re talking about is what it takes to resist all the snacks that come with the game. After Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is next up on the list of days when Americans are likely to consume the most calories (and don’t forget, on Thanksgiving, the average person has 3,000...Read more »
When snowboarding great and Red Bull athlete Louie Vito hits the snowy grounds of Aspen, Colo., this week for the 2014 Winter X Games, he will be following a dream that began at the age of 5.
The 25-year-old's journey to be among the world's elite has been one of sacrifice and success. Vito is the current reigning Winter Dew Tour, U.S. Grand Prix and X Games SuperPipe overall champion. He...Read more »
Sprinkled throughout the calendar year, awareness months aim to bring a wider knowledge and understanding of various causes, from cancers to eating disorders and beyond. But as these months come and go, many of us put our colored ribbons away, ending our awareness participation until the following year.
For the Daily Apple, 2014 is to be the Year of Awareness. That is, we will spotlight...Read more »
A relatively new social media site, 100 (www.giveit100.com) asks users to do something, anything of their choosing, for 100 days. Briefly browsing through the projects posted on the site, there are any number of skills being practiced, from juggling to drawing and even unicycle riding.
The one project garnering the most attention for the page, however, is a series of videos (more than 100...Read more »
A website for McDonald's employees was taken down this week after posting information critical of eating fast food, according to media reports and a statement from the fast food chain.
CNBC posted screengrabs of the McResource employee website that provided "fast food tips," saying that hamburgers, soda and french fries are "unhealthy choices."
The website, which...Read more »
When his brother Patrick Xavier died in 1997 from complications of Down syndrome, Alan Owens, 31, wanted to find a way to keep Patrick's memory alive and, in turn, help those suffering from the same disability.
Since its inception in 2004, the Patrick Xavier Owens Memorial Foundation has raised more than $100,000 for the Association for Children with Down syndrome, a school in Plainview that...Read more »
For newly diagnosed cancer patients, telling your boss and co-workers that you have cancer can be a scary challenge.
The key to successfully talking about your diagnosis, one expert says, is rehearsing.
"Practice before you have these conversations," said Eva LaManna, program manager for Cancer and Careers, who encourages newly diagnosed patients to identify who in their company...Read more »
If you're like me, you think Thanksgiving dinner is one of the best meals of the entire year.
And while most don't head into this annual chow down expecting a small meal, how many of us really stop to think about just how many calories we're packing into our bodies?
Mounds of mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and so many more delectable choices blindside your waistline,...Read more »
“The joy is in the journey.”
It’s the mantra that Jose Lopez lives by.
And it became the mantra for two Long Island triathletes that Lopez helped train for this year’s Ironman World Championship.
On Saturday, the world will watch an elite crop of athletes take on an unforgiving terrain in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii when the 2013 Ironman World Championship is televised. The world will...Read more »
What would you do to get a free ride on the subway?
Would you be willing to stop in the middle of a subway station and start exercising if it meant your trip that day was free?
That's what commuters in Russia are doing.
In a new commercial before the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, subway passengers are challenged to stop and complete 30 squats (a camera watches participants to make...Read more »