Fennel is a delicious yet frequently ignored member of the carrot family, with a unique licorice, or anise, taste. Most people have no idea what to do with fennel – so it often just sits, languishing, in the produce section. We hope to change the plight of this lonely vegetable right now! The hardest thing about…

I don’t know about you, but I know I need a cup (or five) of coffee to get myself going some (most) mornings. I weaned myself off sugar in coffee years ago and usually drink it black or with a little almond milk. So, at least my coffee doesn’t come with a load of calories.…

Pilates (pi-LAH-teez) is a system of exercise focused on improving strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, and focus. It’s similar to yoga, but the emphasis is on your body’s core: primarily the abdomen, lower back, and upper thighs. Pilates was invented by Joseph Pilates, a former gymnast who created the exercises for injured dancers. Many of the…

The world of boutique fitness is on the rise in the form of “mini gyms.” Sometimes all a business owner needs is one small appealing room to start a business. A good set of weights, floor mats, balance pads, balls of all sizes, towels, pure water, and you’re good to go—as long as you know…

There’s growing evidence that even small amounts of some over-the-counter painkillers can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. According to the Times, the FDA is warning Americans to use nonaspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs) sparingly, and wants to add labels to packages to warn consumers. Some NSAIDs include Aleve, Motrin IB, and…

Two months ago, I did what I’ve wanted to do ever since I moved to NYC: I bought a bike. Though there are plenty of people who think I’m crazy for biking the busy streets of Brooklyn and boroughs beyond, I can honestly say it’s one of best decisions I’ve made in the year since…

According to a recent article in the Times, for-profit diet clinics operated by doctors are a lucrative but fringe part of the medical establishment. They bring in about $1 billion annually and attract many patients, but they often provide patients with unproven methods and products and can only promise temporary results at best. In the…

New York is always setting its sights higher, and so are its people. Many of us want to eat better, feel stronger, and find inspiring ways to stay active. There are many online resources out there, but few that cater specifically to New Yorkers. With thousands of businesses in the city focusing on health and…