In this age of technological innovation, you may think all the gadgets and apps serve as a distraction from life’s important tasks. But actually many are here to help.
Need to stay motivated during a workout? Or keep track of your blood sugar or heart rate? In the hyper plugged-in time of the present, it’s easier than everto keep tabs on your health.
Apps, the Internet and even cyber... » more
The mayor is getting a healthy dose of support in his legal fight to revive the big-soda ban.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that more than 30 health groups and hospitals signed an amicus brief in support of the city's appeal of a judge's ruling that nixed the ban.
An amicus brief is a show of support for a position in a lawsuit without joining the case.
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It's been a decade since New Yorkers have been able to light up while enjoying a beer at their favorite watering hole and the mayor said yesterday that his initiative has made the world healthier.
Not only did the ban on indoor smoking in restaurants and bars result in 10,000 fewer premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, it has been a boon for businesses, according to Mayor Michael... » more
Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN and CSSD is a licensed registered dietitian and personal trainer. She has a private practice in Manhattan and appears regularly in the media. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in nutrition and exercise science from Cornell and Columbia.
I exercise a couple of times a week, and eat fairly well. Is it possible for me to lose weight? Yes, of course it is... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his media campaign for his failed big-soda ban with an appearance on the "Dr. Oz Show" Tuesday.
The mayor said the city needed to stop the sale of sugary drinks greater than 16 ounces from most locations because the obesity epidemic will kill millions.
Bloomberg disagreed when Oz played devil's advocate and asked if the plan if OKd would make... » more
It's no secret that physical fitness and nutrition are closely related. A person in good health is both active and a conscientious eater. So the recent release of "Dining Out" by Equinox, a Zagat guide to good food restaurants across the U.S., is hardly surprising.
In NYC, such restaurants as ABC Kitchen, Blue Hill and Colicchio & Sons made the cut. But other less-known eateries... » more
After being dealt a setback in his bid to ban big sodas, the mayor is going after an old foe: cigarettes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is introducing a bill Wednesday that would bar stores from displaying cigarettes on their shelves, particularly to keep them out of sight of youngsters.
"We know 'out of sight' doesn't always mean 'out of mind' but in many cases it can," he said.
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I've seen women (and the occasional man!) on those little trampolines many times. They jump, they squat, they kick their legs and punch their arms. I got on one once and did a few moves, and promptly got off. I wasn't disinterested, I just feared all the jumping on and off.
But I finally got the nerve to try it when I heard about ELEVATION, a new class launched exclusively at Crunch. It's... » more
Alcohol isn't very good for you. But while most people think of liver disease or headaches as side effects of drinking too much, your looks could suffer, too.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin, director of Reflections center for skin and body in New Jersey, says excessive alcohol consumption has both short and long-term affects for your skin. He spoke with amNewYork.
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The days are getting longer and the weather warmer. What better time to think about your skin?
Cornelia Zicu is the chief creative officer at Red Door Spas in NYC and an expert panelist for SpaFinder's Wellness Week, continuing through March 17.
She shared her healthy skin tips with amNewYork.
Tips for hydrating dry winter skin -- Change your pillow case every three days to make... » more