Category: Fitness

New York Squeezes Into Top 10 Least Obese States

We might still be able to slurp down a super-sized Big Gulp here in New York, but we —arguably—have a right to since a new poll has found that we are not the obese state. Mississippi takes the cake with a whopping 35.4% obese population. Americans overall are continuing to live unhealthy lifestyles; they do

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Oscar Worthy Body

These Oscar worthy workouts will tone you head to toe so you can walk your every day red carpet looking like a strong leading lady. By: Lauren Keating These Hollywood A-listers worked emotionally hard on their soul baring roles, but they also work out physically to get those much-deserved bodies. These exercises are easy to

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New Yorkers are becoming healthier

According to the Take Care New York 2012 report, New Yorkers are engaging in healthier lifestyles, resulting in an expectant lifespan increase to 80.9 years. New Yorkers are consuming less junk food, increasing their physical activity, and smoking less. Mayor Bloomberg, as often criticized for having a nanny-state approach, has put an end to smoking in

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Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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Standing for a Cause: Climbing Over the Obstacles of Life

By Lauren Keating   Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting

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Bicycling in New York: Good or Bad?

While being a New Yorker, there is no way denying the amount of the pollution the city produces. Thick gases from cars, buses, and factories form dark, translucent clouds following us like an unwanted imaginary friend.  However, even if the New Yorker’s eyes are blind to the pollution, we cannot be ignorant to the fact that pollution

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