You've heard of "Jock Jams," right? There's a reason those dance-music compilations were so popular. They got the party started right -- and quickly -- but they were also upbeat and fun to listen to, making what many dreaded, namely exercise, a bit easier.
While the songs may have changed somewhat, (despite the '90s musical renaissance), the point of kicking out the jams in workouts... » more
Appealing a ruling that nixed the supersized soda ban, city lawyers duked it out in court Tuesday with a coalition of businesses that oppose the controversial plan.
The attorneys for the city argued before four state appellate judges, contending the health department had the legal mandate to enact the law.
"This has been settled in decades of case law that shows the department has the... » more
Celebrity trainer Lisa Lynn has been working in the fitness field for 25 years. For 13 of those years, she was training Martha Stewart. Lynn contributes to “The Dr. Oz Show” and is a personal trainer, fitness therapist and specialist in performance nutrition.
Excuse #1: I’m too tired Do any of us feel rested? Guess what? Exercise will energize you! Set your “exercise default” to “yes.” That... » more
The term "boot camp" can conjure some not so pleasant images. Running in the sand in the rain? Rope climbing? Obstacle courses? A drill sergeant yelling at you to "get down and give me 20" when you're exhausted? Well, a class at Barry's Bootcamp is nothing like that.
Yes, it's an intense workout, and yes, a lot is expected of you, but it's also fun!
Barry's says you'll... » more
The next battle in the mayor's war against obesity is set to take place Tuesday in the state appellate court.
The Health Department will argue against the March ruling that blocked its ban of sugary drinks greater than 16 ounces from being sold in any location that gets a letter grade. Judge Milton Tingling contended the approved law was "arbitrary and capricious" and beyond the city's legal... » more
With a judge set to hear the city's appeal on the soda ban ruling, officials Monday released new figures showing an alarming increase in diabetes-related deaths. The proportion of diabetes-related deaths out of the total number of deaths citywide increased nearly 5% between 1990 and 2011, according to data released by the city’s health department.
Health officials and experts say the increase,... » more
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale has made it her mission to help her clients throw great parties, but with a healthy twist. Clients of her business Elegant Affairs have included Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Kevin Spacey, Donald Trump and Russell Simmons, among others. She shared with amNewYork her top tips on how to cook for a health-conscious crowd:
1. The gluten-free and carb diets... » more
World-renowned teacher and author of “Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation,” davidji travels the world helping others with stress management and personal life coaching. He was the dean at the Chopra Center University for a decade.
How can meditation help us during stressful times? Meditation is simply the progressive quieting of the fluctuations... » more
A city health department ad campaign is trying to help New Yorkers lay off the sugary drinks beyond large sodas.
The "Sound Healthy" commercials and bus and subway posters warn about the dangers of many juices and other fruit-flavored beverages.
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said too many New Yorkers are fooled by drink companies promoting their products as healthy when... » more
It’s spring, and everyone wants to wear their favorite sandals.
While a lot of thought goes into what shoes to wear, not enough goes into considering how the shoes will affect your health.
But foot health is important, according to Larry Schwartz, a certified pedorthist, or specialist in therapeutic footwear, and CEO of Aetrex Worldwide Inc., a shoewear brand.
What do sandal-wearing... » more