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When I ask my grandparents on the phone what’s new, they usually answer that they’re sticking to the routine: going to the gym three times a week, spending time with my younger cousins, and sprinkling in a lecture, film screening, or day trip. I’m always impressed by their dedication to exercise long past retirement age, and every time, I make a mental note that I should be (at least) matching their...Read more »
While the Long Island summer months tend to breed an eagerness to exercise outdoors, people should also be aware of the potential for a heat-related emergency.
Even though our bodies contain a natural cooling mechanism -- perspiration -- it can still overheat and lead to heat stroke, a potentially deadly condition.
Heat Stroke, the point when organs begin to fail and shut down, is normally...Read more »
Men who begin endurance exercise after age 40 may get similar long-term heart benefits as those who start training before age 30, new research finds.
The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week. The remaining 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for more...Read more »
Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick bonded over a love of music when they met in college. The duo went on to start their band Timeflies, which performed at Lollapalooza in 2013, and now finds that another common interest adds to their success.
Shapiro, 25, and Resnick, 24, both rank health and fitness as a priority and push each other to achieve their goals despite busy schedules.
Shapiro, a...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 »
Justin Bieber’s workout routine is all about his upper body.
“We all want impressive chest and arms,” Bieber told Newsday, during his recent tour in Asia.
And for the pop star’s trainer, it’s all about adding more size to Bieber’s 5-foot-9, 137-pound frame.
“Justin was about 120 pounds when we started,” said personal trainer Patrick Nilsson. “I want to put at least 20 more pounds...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 »
Are you ready to workout?
Then strap on your ankle weights, throw on your favorite tight white spandex pants, find some awesome background music and get ready to Prancercise.
Yep, you read right. Prancercise.
If you have no clue what I'm talking about, may I introduce the latest fitness "craze," which includes prancing around like a horse.
According to the Prancercise...Read more »
To most of the world, pyramids are synonymous with ancient Egypt, but to fitness buffs it’s the favored form of resistance training.
The name may be foreign to some, but pyramid training has struck the fitness scene as the most popular method of resistance training. Unlike those training methods that cause a muscle to fail in a single set, pyramids spark the same reaction over the course of...Read more »
I am not athletic by any means, but I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with Bikram Yoga (also called Hot Yoga).
The yoga practice involves a series of 26 body-bending poses, each repeated twice, done over a 90-minute period in a room heated to about 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity. What’s to hate, right?
But during my Bikram love cycles (my pattern involves a period of a few...Read more »