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Brain-Savers

Smart Strategies for Preventing Dementia BY MELINDA HEMMELGARN With 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, there’s no shortage of advice on how to enhance, preserve and restore brain function. Judging from the assortment of brain training games and apps to the multitude of books promising ways to avoid or even reverse dementia, a growing number of aging Americans want ... Read More »

Hiking In and Around New York City

By Roger Dubin What if you live in New York City and want to get into hiking and nature? How do you start? Where do you go? How do you get there? Or maybe you’re already a seasoned hiker and want to go deeper and experience more. What if you don’t want to go it alone? Here are some helpful ... Read More »

Toxic Legacy

Breast Implant Warriors Unite BY LINDA SECHRIST The U.S. Surgeon General’s warning on cigarettes hasn’t prevented individuals from smoking, nor has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of risks and complications associated with breast implants kept women from undergoing voluntary breast augmentation. Since 1997, the number of saline- and silicone-filled breast implant surgeries has tripled. According to the ... Read More »

Exercise To Sleep By

Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety BY MARLAINA DONATO Insomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack. The good news is that natural alternatives, especially ... Read More »

10,000 Steps and Counting

Keep Moving to Stay Fit BY KATHLEEN BARNES We have become a nation of couch potatoes. The average American takes only 5,900 steps a day, somewhat better than the sedentary Brits that average less than 4,000. The notion that overall we need to take 10,000 steps a day to be physically fit started with manpo-kei, a 1960s Japanese marketing tool ... Read More »

Building Better Bones

Bouncing, Leaping and Lunging Our Way to Bone Health Success in the quest for stronger bones is possible at any age. Start and Stay Young “Peak bone strength is reached by the age of 30, so it’s vital for young people to engage in dynamic impact movement through their teen years and 20s,” says Sherri Betz, chair of the American ... Read More »

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain management to a more limber body and inner peace—Yee is also aware of ... Read More »

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins DEANNA MINICH Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary ... Read More »

Easy Ways to Slim Down for Summer

by Dr. Neil Paulvin With summer upon us, it seems that all my patients want to know how to keep their weight down. That’s a good question—there are lots of diet plans out there. Here are some easy tips to help slim down for summer. The first thing to understand is that not all calories are the same; broccoli is ... Read More »

Relax and Unwind

Restorative Yoga Poses Foster Healing MEREDITH MONTGOMERY In classical yoga, teachers often sequence instruction toward reaching a pinnacle pose such as an inversion or arm balance. In restorative yoga, the peak pose is savasana—in which the practitioner fully relaxes while resting flat on their back. Leeann Carey, author of Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care and Well-Being, explains, ... Read More »