Ready or not, the city's ban on oversized sugary drinks is set to take effect on Tuesday, and it's already having an impact on diets in the Big Apple.
Some fast food chains, restaurants and other eateries have begrudgingly prepped for the new regulations, while some New Yorkers have altered their fizz intake.
City nutritionists say they've seen a rise in clients who are more conscious... » more
New York is set to be the first city to launch a campaign aimed at getting people to turn down their earbuds, and some experts are singing its praise.
The initiative, headed by the health department, will target teens on social media.
"Wonderful -- absolutely spectacular," said Dr. Ray Hull, a professor of audiology at Wichita State University.
"About 75% of high... » more
On Saturday, the oldest professional boxer to have won a world title, Bernard Hopkins, 48, will step into the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Philly-based fighter's opponent is 31-year-old Tavoris Cloud. The winner takes the IBF Light Heavyweight World Title.
Hopkins shared with amNewYork his tips for staying in shape.
What is your daily fitness routine? When I am training... » more
Although many workouts are aimed at just getting you in shape, there are increasingly more offered that are designed for the sports enthusiast. No more boring aerobics classes? Sounds good to us!
Black Diamond Workout New York Sports Club 151 E. 86th St., 212-860-8630, Mysportsclubs.com, FREE and open to members and non-members New York Sports Club just started offering the Black Diamond workout,... » more
Dr. Jennifer Collins is an assistant professor and physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology in the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.
She answered some questions for amNewYork:
I feel a cold coming on. My eyes are itchy and my throat scratchy. What's the first thing I should do? There are a few things you can do to help reduce the duration... » more
We've all felt sluggish at work, prompting some of us to make a bee line for the Keurig cup machine or the Starbucks down the block.
After the fix, you feel good for an hour or so, but then you're back in the bottom of the proverbial empty cup. Coffee is God's gift to man, some say, but the double-edged sword is the subsequent, and likely guaranteed, crashing come-down.
Some people prefer... » more
Eating local foods in season may sound like just another hip foodie trend, but this time you actually might want to buy into the buzz.
Carolyn Brown, MS, RD, nutrition expert at Foodtrainers, a nutrition and fitness company on the Upper West Side, said there are several reasons to hop on the bandwagon.
First and foremost, local foods are packed with more nutrients. The term local means... » more
Working out drains you of vitamins and nutrients, and to make the most of your commitment to fitness you need to recover after exercise, some experts say. That means eating.
"The workout ends after the nutrition," said Amanda Carlson-Phillips, registered dietitian and V.P. of nutrition and research at Athletes' Performance, a training and nutrition company for elite athletes. "The... » more
Think you need a plethora of free weights, machines, or even a gym membership to stay in shape? Think again.
A recent survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine found one of the biggest fitness trends for 2013 involves foregoing elliptical machines and other gym equipment in favor of using one's own body weight to build resistance, strengthen muscles and shed some pounds.
It's... » more
As someone who enjoys going to yoga classes regularly, when I heard about Yoga to the People's Traditional Hot Yoga I wanted to try it. Adding variation to my routine was one reason, but the challenge was another.
Typical yoga is Power Vinyaste Flow, which focuses on breathing in relation to the continuous movements of the body. Each pose seamlessly flows into the next. Hot Yoga's slower pace... » more