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Anne Machalinski is the entertainment editor for the Newsday Westchester site. While she lives in Brooklyn, she is always up for a Hudson Valley adventure, and counts lunch at at the Blue Hill Café in Pocantico Hills and tubing down the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia as favorite area experiences.
Before you attempt that side plank or do another downward dog, stop and take a step back before you hurt yourself. That's right, even the most seemingly benign exercises can cause serious hip, lower back or shoulder injuries when not executed properly.
Colin O'Banion, a physical therapist and the owner of Integrate Health & Wellness in Manhattan, says he often sees patients who, despite...Read more »
Do you know how many steps you took, how many stairs you climbed and how many calories you burned today? Do you want to?
Whether you're looking to get in shape or just up your fitness game, it might be time to invest in a wearable fitness tracker. But with an ever-expanding list of options, picking the right device to fit your goals and your lifestyle is no small feat.
Here's what you...Read more »
Jump in the pool, get fitted on a stationary, mostly submerged bike and start pedaling.
That's how a workout at the boutique fitness studio Aqua (78 Franklin St., 212-966-6784) begins.
Combining the gentle resistance of swimming with the high-intensity burn of spinning, aqua cycling is one of the latest "it" workouts in Manhattan's ever-expanding fitness scene. And just recently,...Read more »
More than 250,000 New Yorkers have Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease of the brain.
And although the average age of diagnosis is in the early-70s, it's important to start protecting one's brain much earlier, says Dr. Richard Isaacson, an Alzheimer's specialist and neurologist, who believes that the disease takes root in the brain 20 to 30 years before a diagnosis is ever made.
"You...Read more »
Whether you're looking for increased energy, weight management, a unique cocktail additive or a hangover helper, your search ends with chia.
Once a diet staple in Aztec and Mayan cultures, this ancient seed, which delivers omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, fiber, protein and calcium, is making waves in the modern day. While it's been available in bulk at health food stores for years, it recently...Read more »
With many applications due before the end of the year, high school seniors are deep in the throes of the college application process.
But with annual tuition and fees at an all-time high, according to CollegeBoard's Trends in College Pricing 2012 report, averaging $8,655 for public in-state and $29,056 for private nonprofit institutions, finding some funding to help foot the bill is just as...Read more »