Fitness

Get out and Explore

By Shannon Traphagen The idea of being active in colder weather isn’t always appealing. But February is heart health month and maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires that we keep our bodies moving. Fortunately, Buffalo has many fun heart-healthy activities to try even when it’s cold outside.   Visit Explore and More Children’s Museum in East Aurora the first and third Saturday monthly from 11 a.... »

How to Overcome Workout Fatigue

  Regular exercise provides a host of immediate and long-term benefits. Those who exercise regularly can maintain healthy weights while reducing their risk for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. While exercise can make people more energetic throughout the day, some might find themselves battling fatigue during their workouts. Muscle fatigue is a normal side effect of exerc... »

There’s an app for that–Getting healthy in the New Year

By Shannon Traphagen “Mindfulness comes in many forms, but it never has to be all or nothing.” This is the mantra of Allison Hagendorf, partner of the Time to Tone mobile health app which recently launched in November. A national television personality, certified health coach and behavior change specialist, and creator of FitToFeast.com, Hagendorf knows a thing or two about making better life choi... »

Reddy Bikeshare Program

Reddy Bikeshare Program in the City of Buffalo Wraps Up a Successful First Season Shared Mobility Inc. and Independent Health officials pleased with year-one results and look forward to increased membership and expansion in 2017 BUFFALO, N.Y. , January 5, 2017 – Shared Mobility, Inc. and Independent Health today announced final results for the first season of the new Reddy bikeshare program in the... »

Shake that Booty! Hip Hop Aerobics!

Hip-Hop Dance Aerobics is All The Rage By Shannon Traphagen Working out doesn’t have to be boring – and it isn’t when you set foot inside a class taught by Rishone Todd and Susie Kushner, energetic dance instructors who derive sheer joy from a unique form of exercise integrating hip-hop dance and aerobics. Hip-hop dance aerobics is a blast – just ask the enthusiastic students who follow them every... »

Children Are Not Small Adults – Youth Sports Injuries

Children are not small adults when it comes to youth sports injuries. by Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O. A dramatic increase in the number of youth involved in organized sports took place in the 1970s with the enactment of Title 9, which prohibited sex bias in school sports. While Title 9 equalized opportunities for kids, it also resulted in an increase in the number of injuries. The National Youth Spor... »

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise can pay big dividends for women who are pregnant Exercise plays a vital role in long-term health. When combined with a healthy diet, exercise can help men, women and children lower their risk for injury and potentially debilitating diseases like diabetes and heart disease. “Exercise can even pay dividends for women who are pregnant,” says Ashley Draper, of Jada Blitz Training. Draper, who... »

How to Find The Right Personal Trainer

  Experienced personal trainers can inspire and motivate their clients to take fitness seriously while also providing support as men and women make the sometimes intimidating transition from sedentary lifestyles to more active ways of life. “While the right personal trainer can make a world of difference, a mismatch between client and personal trainer can prove both ineffective and costly,” s... »

Employee Health

Seneca Gaming and NFMMC Partner to Keep Employees Healthy NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year’s resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corporation, it’s an ongoing commitment to the company’s 4,000 employees. Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a partnership that will continue Seneca Gaming’s efforts to... »

What’s Behind Jada Blitz Training that Makes It So Successful?

Being Accountable and Helping Others by Annette Pinder His friends called him JD, but when Justin Draper played football in college at Buffalo State he was a linebacker, and his job was to blitz the quarterback. When people started calling him Jada Blitz the name stuck. So when Justin first opened his gym, it wasn’t hard to come up with a name. It represented his fondest memories and the friends w... »

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