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Staying Healthy in the Big Apple or Anywhere

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staying healthyNew York City is famously known as the city that never sleeps. It is the most populated city in the United States, home to over eight million residents. But with the hustle and bustle of the city, sometimes it’s difficult to find time to work out. Staying healthy is important. We have put together a few options that are fun, easy, and will help you stay at your healthiest in New York City.

Staying Healthy with Sports

Particularly if you’re looking for healthy things to do in Chelsea, head to Chelsea Piers located on the West Side of Manhattan in Chelsea. Commonly referred to as a playground for adults, Chelsea Piers is home to New York’s largest sports and entertainment center, spanning 28-acres. The complex provides families, students, and tourists alike with a plethora of activities to choose from.  It houses the largest gymnastics stadium in NYC, huge rock climbing walls, several indoor basketball courts, playing fields, batting cages, dance studios and two full sized ice skating rinks. For those who enjoy more leisurely activities, the complex also has a multi-story driving range and bowling center. After working up a sweat, Chelsea Piers also offers some good restaurants and bars where you can refuel, including the famous Pier 59, home to Manhattan’s only micro-brewery: the Chelsea Brewing Company.

Dance

If you’re looking for things to do in Williamsburg that include an underground dance experience that stays true to the New York melting pot theme, Bembe is the club for you. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, people from all over the city travel to Brooklyn for a night filled with steamy dancing, funky vibes, and booty shaking. The décor of the club is fresh and unlike anything else in NYC. Using recycles objects found around the city, the owners strive to create a space that connects people to their respected cultures. A glowing booth above the crowd brings a different DJ each night as he drives the crowd wild with a mixture of eclectic music, ranging from Latin inspired rhythms, Afro, House, Hip Hop, Reggae and even percussion beats.  Also, be sure to try their killer mojitos!

Bike/Jog

If you’re still looking for things to do in NYC, another way of staying healthy is by taking advantage of all the resources Central Park has to offer. With over 800-acres of land, including seven bodies of water and countless sprawling lawns, one will immediately forget that they are in the middle of the city. Take advantage of the park’s streets for biking, running, and rollerblading. Or, round up a group of friends and play some baseball, volleyball, or tennis on the park courts. Central Park also has a free public pool that doubles as a skating rink in the winter so that you can stay healthy all year round! There are even some recreational programs initiated by the park and other unaffiliated sport leagues. The best part: it’s free!

Shop/Cook

Eating healthy is equally as important as finding time to workout. So why not knock them both out while shopping at Chelsea Market, an enclosed urban food court, shopping mall, office building and television production facility.  Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, it’s a hub of tons of cute boutiques and delicious food places. One can spend hours wandering the 22-building complex that fills two entire blocks. The market instantly becomes a food lovers’ paradise with vendors supplying cured meats, assortments of cheeses, chocolates, fresh veggies, and fruit. Also, with a surplus of different shops, locals can stock up on their grocery lists from stores like Dickson’s Farmstand and Manhattan Fruit Exchange, or buy new kitchenware at shops like Bowery Kitchen Supply. If shoppers become fatigued, they can take a quick break and stop in at one the many local bookstores, sit down with a cup of coffee and recharge!

 

Daniel Hogan is a writer at Party Earth – a global media and entertainment company that publishes reviews and listings of the best social experiences around the world including: things to do in NYC , clubs in London, beaches in Ibiza, plazas in Rome, bars in Paris, festivals and concerts everywhere, and more.

 

 

 

 

How to Prepare for a Pilates Class

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 Are you planning to soon join a Pilates class? Be warned that walking into any Pilates studio could be daunting, especially if it is your first time. You would notice a variety of very odd-looking contraptions, which you could logically infer as ‘Pilates machines.’ Never worry. Whichever studio you go to, there surely would be a knowledgeable and friendly staff or personnel who would accommodate and orient you to Pilates sessions.

So how could you prepare for your first ever Pilates class?

You might be truly excited. There is no need to be nervous or to be embarrassed. Beginners are always welcome to join such classes. Here are practical tips that would help you overcome your first-time jitters.

What you should bring

Remember that you do not need to take with you much when you drop by any Pilates studio. Generally, the studio provides every equipment and material you would need for the workout. However, you may prefer to workout using your own mat.

Pilates mats are commercially available in various stores. You should be lucky enough to learn that your studio might actually be selling such items. Take note that such mats are usually made a bit thicker than any conventional yoga mat. Ask your instructor about his recommendations before you purchase your Pilates mat.

It is important to make yourself properly hydrated prior to starting the workout. Thus, you would still need to carry with you a water bottle. You would not need to guzzle water during the workout just like what you usually do on your aerobic and cardiovascular workouts. But you certainly would feel a little thirsty at the middle of the session so keep a water bottle handy.

What to wear

You should not dress to impress when attending a Pilates class. It is very important that you make sure your clothes are comfortable. Wear outfits that would enable you to make movements and to fully stretch. Loose clothes are fine, but keep away from baggy clothes. The instructor should be able to see your body during the workout to see if your alignment is correct during movements.

Baggy clothes may tend to be too revealing especially because there are certain movements that are very complicated. As for the footwear, take note that Pilates should be done barefoot. There is no need to buy and wear fancy and fashionable shoes.

Avoid wearing excess accessories. Belts, long necklaces, and dangling bracelets are not only distracting; they could also pose dangers especially if they get caught up in the Pilates equipment. You surely would not want to strangle yourself. Also make sure your hair is tied back so it would not fall into your face and cause discomfort. You may also opt to wear hair bands. There would be no problem if your hair is cut short.

If you have other suggestion or comment I would love to hear them.

How to Improve Your Relationship with a Better Diet and Exercise

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You’ve seen it happen before: a couple that you know used to be totally in love, doing everything together and holding hands the whole time. They went to parties together, went shopping together and…even gained weight together. Then time kept moving forward but the relationship didn’t. 

Suddenly, one of them got very motivated and started going to the gym, eating healthy foods and getting new haircuts and clothes. While your initial reaction may be to praise this person for a lifestyle turnaround, it might also be a sign of suspicion that only one half of the couple found this sudden motivation.

It’s certainly not always the case, but sometimes when only one person in a relationship starts making positive lifestyle changes it may be that they are getting ready to make an even bigger life change: finding another partner. They’ve realized that they’re probably not going to attract anyone new in their present condition, so exercising and losing weight may be a way to get physically ready to move on.

 

What Is The Impact Of Neglecting Your Appearance In A Relationship?

Most people are initially drawn to their partner by some kind of physical attraction. We know that committed relationships should be based on the “insides” of a person—common values, trust, goals, and support, among other things. At the same time, people should not neglect the “outside” part. Though not the most important element in a relationship, it is still vital in maintaining emotional and physical attraction.

Neglect of your outward appearance can cause weight gain and depression. A naturally slowing metabolism is bound to add a few pounds here and there, but many people—and many couples—gain much more weight than a few pounds. If you have lost a desire for active play, you might also see some mental changes. People who rarely exercise or have poor diets have a greater tendency for depression, anxiety and stress.

How to Revive Your Relationship with Exercise and a Healthy Diet

  1. Change of diet:If you gained weight with your spouse, gently suggest working together to lose the weight. Choose a diet together or find a way to make your meals more nutrient-focused with meaningful calories. Is a 200-calorie soda or an apple and peanut butter a better use of your calories?

 

  1. Get help. Many couples are too embarrassed to seek help, but getting counseling from the right professionals can make a huge difference. Unlike marriage counseling, diet counseling does not have to be expensive. When it comes to dieting you can search the internet for ideas on how to prepare nutritious meals. There are a lot of dietitians who offer free advice on YouTube as well as examples of healthy, calorie-controlled meals.Alternatively, you can visit the sites of well-known diet organizations, like DiettoGo or BistroMD, and sign up to their home meal delivery programs.

 

  1. Introduce physical activity into your lifestyle:Find an activity that you both enjoy and make time to do that activity as much as you can. Most physicians recommend a minimum 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week. You can make this more fun (and feel like much less time) with an activity you and your partner enjoy. Try playing tennis or go for a bike ride. Enjoy a dance class or train for a race together.

You don’t necessarily have to exercise together. You can make your exercise time your personal time. You might find that exercising is a great way to spend quality “alone” time in a productive way. There’s no better place to daydream and get away from your stresses like a solo run or a yoga class.

 

Author Bio- Latasri makes available Bistro MD coupon for fitness, diet and weight loss conscious couples.  She is a relationship, health and wellness enthusiast who likes to share her views on diets like DiettoGo and BistroMD on her website weightlossdiets4women.com.   

 

 

How to Improve Your Relationship with a Better Diet and Exercise

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You’ve seen it happen before: a couple that you know used to be totally in love, doing everything together and holding hands the whole time. They went to parties together, went shopping together and…even gained weight together. Then time kept moving forward but the relationship didn’t. 

Suddenly, one of them got very motivated and started going to the gym, eating healthy foods and getting new haircuts and clothes. While your initial reaction may be to praise this person for a lifestyle turnaround, it might also be a sign of suspicion that only one half of the couple found this sudden motivation.

It’s certainly not always the case, but sometimes when only one person in a relationship starts making positive lifestyle changes it may be that they are getting ready to make an even bigger life change: finding another partner. They’ve realized that they’re probably not going to attract anyone new in their present condition, so exercising and losing weight may be a way to get physically ready to move on.

 

What Is The Impact Of Neglecting Your Appearance In A Relationship?

Most people are initially drawn to their partner by some kind of physical attraction. We know that committed relationships should be based on the “insides” of a person—common values, trust, goals, and support, among other things. At the same time, people should not neglect the “outside” part. Though not the most important element in a relationship, it is still vital in maintaining emotional and physical attraction.

Neglect of your outward appearance can cause weight gain and depression. A naturally slowing metabolism is bound to add a few pounds here and there, but many people—and many couples—gain much more weight than a few pounds. If you have lost a desire for active play, you might also see some mental changes. People who rarely exercise or have poor diets have a greater tendency for depression, anxiety and stress.

 

How to Revive Your Relationship with Exercise and a Healthy Diet

  • Change of diet:If you gained weight with your spouse, gently suggest working together to lose the weight. Choose a diet together or find a way to make your meals more nutrient-focused with meaningful calories. Is a 200-calorie soda or an apple and peanut butter a better use of your calories?

 

  • Get help. Many couples are too embarrassed to seek help, but getting counseling from the right professionals can make a huge difference. Unlike marriage counseling, diet counseling does not have to be expensive. When it comes to dieting you can search the internet for ideas on how to prepare nutritious meals. There are a lot of dietitians who offer free advice on YouTube as well as examples of healthy, calorie-controlled meals.Alternatively, you can visit the sites of well-known diet organizations, like DiettoGo or BistroMD, and sign up to their home meal delivery programs.

 

  • Introduce physical activity into your lifestyle:Find an activity that you both enjoy and make time to do that activity as much as you can. Most physicians recommend a minimum 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week. You can make this more fun (and feel like much less time) with an activity you and your partner enjoy. Try playing tennis or go for a bike ride. Enjoy a dance class or train for a race together.

You don’t necessarily have to exercise together. You can make your exercise time your personal time. You might find that exercising is a great way to spend quality “alone” time in a productive way. There’s no better place to daydream and get away from your stresses like a solo run or a yoga class.

 

Author Bio- Latasri makes available Bistro MD coupon for fitness, diet and weight loss conscious couples.  She is a relationship, health and wellness enthusiast who likes to share her views on diets like DiettoGo and BistroMD on her website weightlossdiets4women.com.   

 

 

The Benefits of Physical Activity

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The human body is incredibly resilient. However, the average person often succumbs to bouts of laziness. Living a sedentary lifestyle seems like such a wasted opportunity to really make use of one’s body to its uppermost limits.

Whether you’re lifting weights or sports training, exercise remains the best way to keep your body active. With so much equipment and exercise tools, like baseball training aids, there are no excuses for not taking care of your body. If that’s not convincing enough, here are a few benefits you receive from exercising.

Physical Health and Weight

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Lose 10% of Your Body Weight for Improved Health and Wellness

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This article is by Eleanor McGinnis, a freelance writer for Advance Me Inc., America’s leading provider of the merchant cash advance – an alternative to traditional, collateral based bank loans, for small-medium sized businesses.

For anyone who is overweight or obese, there are some excellent reasons to lose 10 percent of your body weight.

While 10 percent may seem negligible, especially if you don’t have much to lose, even losing this seemingly small amount can impact your health in important ways.

The reality is, most people who are trying to lose weight set goals for themselves that are too drastic, and being unrealistic can mean that you’re setting yourself up for failure.

For great results, a 10 percent goal is realistic and very achievable for almost anyone. Also, when you easily meet or exceed it, you’ll only be that much more positive and encouraged to continue.

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Cycling Keeps you fit and healthy

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Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit and healthy. It helps your heart work better and it deals with excess calories just as effectively as avoiding junk food. In the Western world, coronary heart disease and obesity are two of our biggest health problems. So it’s never been more important to get on your bike.

Unlike most forms of exercise, cycling can easily be integrated into everyday life. You can’t swim to work or bench-press your way to the shops but you can easily go by bike. What about walking?

That’s good for you too, but a bike will take you four times as far in the same amount of time.

Cycling is more likely to get you in shape than going to the gym.

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