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Screaming. This is what is heard through Force Fitness in Middle Village, on a chilly Wednesday evening while marathon hopeful Pat McGovern works at the gym. The gym is not only his place of work; it is also where he trains for the New York City Marathon.
So when McGovern takes someone on a tour of the gym, he knows what he’s talking about.
(NewsUSA) - Your diet, for better or worse, doesn't just affect your waistline or the scale, but also plays a complex part in how you feel.
(NAPSI)—If you’ve long thought you have a fat chance of staying slim, a new plan and product can be good news for you.
(BPT) - Video gaming has taken a beating over the years from parents, educators and experts on health and social interaction. However, the gaming industry has addressed some of gaming’s negative stigma with good educational, physical and socially interactive games that benefit children and adults. Gaming allows players to tap into their best qualities: motivation, optimism, collaboration and resiliency against failure says Jane McGonigal, a designer of alternate reality games designed to improve lives and solve problems.
(NAPSI)—High blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, but there’s good news if you are living with this condition. In addition to medication, there are proactive steps you can take to control your blood pressure and help improve your heart health.
by Lloyd Carroll
Running enthusiasts, adventure seekers and anyone looking to challenge him- or herself mentally and physically should be happy to know that one of the toughest obstacle races out there is coming to town. The Spartan Race, the notorious challenge that pushes athletes to their limit, will be coming to Citi Field on April 13, featuring more feats of strength than May Festivus ever could.
Founded in 2001 by Howard Beach-born entrepreneur Joe DeSena and seven others, the grueling race has become infamous for having athletes traverse through mud, jump over fire, crawl under barbed wire and face other tough hurdles before crossing the finish line.
Dr. Bijan Golyan, whose office is in Forest Hills, is deadly serious about preventing and treating heart disease.
Besides Valentine’s Day, February has another important connection to matters of the heart. It’s also American Heart Month, a time for everyone to benefit from raised awareness of how to maintain good cardio health.
Though tremendous strides have been made against conditions involving the heart, the statistics are still alarming: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 715,000 Americans have heart attacks each year and nearly as many die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Trainer Kathleen Rahill of the YMCA calls it cardio, but the kids just call it fun.
He’s 70 percent disabled and walks with a cane because of back, knee and hip problems, but Chris Ryan says none of that slows him down when it comes to helping his fellow veterans who have fallen on harder times.
“Every morning I wake up with pain, but I feel blessed that I can get up and help others,” said Ryan, 41, of Whitestone. “I’m in pain constantly, but I don’t let it stop me.”
Everyone knows that eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly are keys to good health, but what some baby boomers may not realize is that there are several precautions they should take to ensure that they do not develop a condition known as boomeritis — bone and joint aches, other pains, injuries and ailments caused by excessive physical activity.
In 2008, more than 166,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64 visited emergency rooms, clinics and doctors’ offices to receive treatement for injuries they sustained from physical activity and excerise equipment, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
At 29, Firefighter Jack Medina has become a role model for his Brooklyn squad and is hoping to change the mindset of others by setting the physical fitness bar even higher: through diet and exercise, the Kew Gardens resident lost 60 pounds in less than six months.
Medina knew the extra pounds he was carrying around were no good for his health or his job when he decided to go on a strict regimen and shed the weight in less than six months. His new physique can be seen on the FDNY’s official 2012 Calendar of Heroes, where he is Mr. October.
I have always wanted to run away and join the circus. My father used to sing about the daring young man on the flying trapeze to get me to fall asleep, but it just gave me big dreams. At Long Island City’s Circus Warehouse, I learned it takes more than a dream and a flashy costume to become a performer. You have to have talent, and it helps to be born into a family of performers. Still, as I jumped off the edge of a 20-foot-high platform, grasping the bar of the trapeze, I thought I had a chance. Then I started screaming.
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Residents will get the chance to voice their dissatisfaction with the city’s snow removal efforts following the post-Christmas blizzard at a hearing on Friday at Queens Borough Hall. The City Council held a hearing Jan. 10, and the Bloomberg administration came up with a 15-point plan to prevent another storm- related fiasco, but area leaders believe there is still more to be learned.
A detailed review of research dating back almost 30 years has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reinforcing the overwhelming benefits of Omega-3 consumption for primary and secondary heart health, suggesting that it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular related death by up to 30 percent.
Few contests lavish prizes upon people who lose, or celebrate defeated players for excelling at the art of trying.
Honoring a legendary Queens athlete, the city on Saturday formally dedicated the Al Oerter Recreation Center at Flushing Meadows Park.
Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 U.S. Open women’s champion, has a whole new perspective on the sport since becoming a mother last year.
The Jeff Hunt Traditional Shotokan Karate School located at 227-13 Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton, is a faith-based community school which has been servicing the Southeast Queens community since 1996. The curriculum focuses on a strong academic foundation, commitment, integrity and healthy living for children and adults. Discipline is a very important aspect of life and a key characteristic of the school environment. Students at the school not only learn discipline, but they learn to bring honor to their character by bringing respect back to their community and committing to further developing and enhancing their education.
The message of “The Endless Summer,” the mid-1960s surf documentary, was that given sufficient means to travel the world, it was possible to chase the perfect wave year-round. That hedonistic ideal filtered down through tamer bikini-dance movies, Beach Boys lyrics and television’s “Gidget,” and manifested itself in the desire to have it all — perpetual youthfulness included.
Not everyone who made good on a New Year’s resolution to start exercising will be able to keep that promise through year’s end. But for now, memberships at gyms and smaller, specialized studios are spiking as energized newbies and lapsed gym rats make a new start.
Think you’re too out of shape to get fit? Or too old? If so, you’re wrong. No matter your fitness level or age, it’s never too late to get in better shape. Studies show that physical activity benefits everyone, so even if you’ve never exercised before, you can still reap the rewards of a regular fitness routine.
In 1996, nearly 1,000 children younger than 15 years of age drowned in the United States. It is surprising to many parents that young children tend not to splash or make noise when they get into trouble in the water and thus usually drown silently. An adVlt should always be watching young children playing, swimming, or bathing in water.