(BPT) - That stubborn muffin top that does not want to budge, the extra 20 minutes you can’t manage to add to your workout – when plateaus occur they can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged, and make it even harder to stick to your get-in-shape goals. What’s the secret to beating a plateau?
It is impossible to truly thank the people who most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for one of them, dad.
Getting a tie may be a cliche but it doesn’t have to be that way now thanks to the Esquire line available at Men’s Wearhouse as well as the limitless choices that can be found at ties.com.
(NAPSI)—Not only is variety the spice of life, it can also be a good way to help you stick to your exercise routine. Changing up your workout and adding new activities keep the body challenged and your mind motivated. Here are some easy tips to make staying fit both fresh and fun.
(NAPSI)—If you are an older adult, exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, older adults should exercise for 150 minutes a week, with a good mix of cardio and strength training. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough exercise to keep them healthy and strong as they age. Not only does exercise help individuals stay healthy and reduce the risk of disability and disease, it has been proven to reduce the cost of care for individuals and their families.
(Family Features) For most people, there is typically one main motivator for wanting to get in shape for the warmer weather months — they want to fit into the smaller, more revealing clothing of the season.
(Family Features) Who says cleaning has to be boring? Glad Black Bag, the strongest trash bag around, is on a mission to provide good, clean fun, one home at a time. If you’ve just had a large party, are making room for a new wardrobe or simply doing house chores, there are plenty of ways to turn an otherwise mundane task into a fun activity.
(Family Features) If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.
If little Aleeah Quezada’s condition hadn’t been diagnosed properly, or if Dr. Vince Parnell’s hands weren’t so skilled, or if an entire team at Cohen Children’s Medical Center wasn’t there doing its job, the Flushing infant wouldn’t live out the year.
But Aleeah’s heart defect was diagnosed correctly, halfway through her mother’s pregnancy, by Dr. Preeta Dhanantwari, Parnell and his team peformed a successful surgery, and now the two-month old should live out a normal life.
After all of the consternation about the weather and the first Super Bowl ever held in the New York metropolitan area, it was a pretty decent day by early February standards for all except the Denver Broncos. During Super Bowl week, perceptive lead Fox Sports voice Joe Buck told me that the weather was far worse in Dallas last year. He also pointed out that even though New York had a cold week, the conditions were far better than those in Southern cities as Atlanta and New Orleans.
Giants co-owner John Mara is one of the most accessible and likable sports executives you will ever meet. I was surprised that he wandered through the Super Bowl media party without any aides. “Even if you are not a football fan the energy and excitement of the Super Bowl raises the spirits of everyone living in the metropolitan area,” Mara told me. He concurred with my analogy of how even diehard Democrats enjoyed having the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.
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.
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.
PART II in a series
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.