You Are What You Eat

What we eat directly impacts our bodies and overall. Food affects everything from our energy levels and mood, to our weight and ability to complete tasks. What we put into our bodies is what sustains us throughout the day, so it’s important to eat nutrient-packed foods that will set us up with an energized body and positive attitude. It is also important to realize that nutrition is a huge factor in staying healthy and avoiding potential diseases or other issues.
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The Basics of Men’s Health

In honor of June being National Men’s Health Month, let’s address some of the biggest health concerns facing men today, the ways to prevent them, and how men can live a healthy, happy lifestyle.
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An Active NYC Summer

The sun is out, temperatures are up, and school is quickly coming to an end. The start of summer vacation is an exciting time, but it can also require an adjustment for many families. Kids are in school for most of the year, staying engaged mentally and physically in class and during after-school activities. With the start of the summer right around the corner, families have the perfect opportunity to introduce new routines that encourage healthy physical activity while enjoying time together.
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Stress and Weight Gain: A Bad Recipe

One of the major physical impacts of stress on the body is the risk of unhealthy weight gain. This often occurs when stress begins to build and we begin to feel overwhelmed and end up overlooking our personal health. Stress can make us feel out of control, so we’ll often neglect eating healthy or we will eat unnecessary amounts of food in order to fill emotional gaps caused by stress. Gaining weight in addition to the stress your body is dealing with can be frustrating and put you at risk for serious health problems. Luckily, there are small things you can do in order to avoid stress-related weight gain.
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Exercising with Asthma

Diego Ponieman, M.D. M.P.H.Earlier this month, in honor of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, we learned about asthma, its common triggers, and ways to help manage the condition. One of the biggest issues for people who suffer from asthma is exercise. Exercise-induced asthma can make it very difficult for
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Asthma: Avoiding Triggers and Preventing Flare-Ups

Asthma is treated with medication – usually a prescription inhaler – but there are also things that patients with asthma can do to reduce the risk of a flare-up without medication. Let’s go over some of the most common triggers for asthma flare-ups or attacks.
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When Was the Last Time You Stretched?

One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to stretching is jumping right into it without knowing what you’re doing. Oftentimes people will start stretching too quickly and hurt themselves unintentionally. By keeping a few basics in mind, stretching becomes second nature. Here are a few tips on stretching effectively and safely.
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The Power of Walking

You don’t need a complicated workout. Walking is a fantastic way to increase your physical activity with no need for any equipment, fancy training or coaching. Plus, with the sun out, you can get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and soak in some Vitamin D all at the same time. Adults should ideally be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic physical activity every week and walking is an excellent way to accomplish that weekly goal.
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Beat the Biggest Health Issues in Latino and Asian Communities

April celebrates National Minority Health Month, providing the perfect opportunity to raise awareness on health issues facing the two largest communities served by SOMOS Community Care – the Latino and Asian communities – and tips on addressing them in order to stay healthy.
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Sneaky Vegetables

By Denisse OllerSometimes even as adults we don’t want to eat the healthiest options. For instance, I know kale is a beneficial addition to any meal since it’s low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat, but I just cannot bring myself to eat it often. However, it’s
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