(StatePoint) Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. That number is estimated to swell to $70 billion by 2030, according to the American Heart Association -- which means that by 2020, every U.S. taxpayer could pay $244 each year for heart failure expenses.
The Middle Village Adult Center, located at 69-10 75 St., now offers a one-hour men’s fitness class twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. The class is taught by Gerard, a city Parks and Recreation-certified instructor. It has three components: cardio aerobics, upperbody toning (using bands and weights) and muscle stretching.
The class is geared for all levels of experience, from those who have not worked out in years to the experienced exerciser.
(BPT) - Another year is upon us, leaving plenty of time to reflect on what went well (and not so well) in 2014. Before you start outlining your self-improvement plan for 2015, consider this: only 8 percent of people who make new year’s resolutions actually stick to them. Control the urge to recycle annual resolutions that you know you’ll never keep. Instead, identify new opportunities to keep your body fresh and your mind focused. Here are four simple steps to a happier, healthier 2015.
(NAPSI)—With the New Year rapidly approaching, there’s no shortage of advice on the best ways to achieve your resolutions. Yet, when it comes to fitness and weight loss goals, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction.
(BPT) - The holidays are here and for most people this is a busy and celebratory time. It’s a chance to reconnect with old friends and family you may not see the rest of the year, celebrate the season, exchange gifts, and share stories over dinner or dessert.
(BPT) - Do you want to give more than a present that gets a smile and then ends-up stored in a closet? This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do. From tools that help someone complete their first marathon to activities that bring the family together, consider these gift ideas with greater meaning for the jolliest holiday yet.
(BPT) - If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This philosophy is fine when applied to home improvement, but it isn’t a good approach for men’s health and wellness. Fortunately, in recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
(BPT) - Contrary to what most people believe about being active, it’s not only about how many times you visit your health club each week or even what you do when you’re there. Instead, you must understand how your body responds to a variety of workout intensities and train your body to be metabolically flexible while using fat and carbohydrates at the right times during exercise. Teaching your body how to use these fuels at the right times during exercise helps get the most out of your exercise program, thus working smarter rather than harder.
(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.
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.
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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.