Kristina Marquez, BSN, MPH has been in the fitness and medical field for over 12 years and is an outdoor and endurance enthusiast residing in Buffalo, New York.
As you’re looking for the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones, don’t forget to put Y-O-U on the list and get this book! Our Bodies, Ourselves is the book on women’s health which, in its 40th anniversary edition, delivers cutting-edge information on all things we wonder about our physical and mental health. Here are the top seven women’s health facts you should know heading into the New Year.Read Full Story
Months of schlepping gear to and from practice and long workout sessions have you and your child excited for the new sports season. Learn how you and your kiddo can prepare to excel this season, and what your coach should provide. Dr. Damion Martins, director of orthopedics and sports medicine at Atlantic Health Systems/director of internal medicine for the New York Jets, gives you the details on athlete preparation and what to expect from a coach.Read Full Story
Parenting is challenging. Parenting can be even more challenging when your toddler begins having emotional outbursts and difficulty socializing, and protests if there is a change in routine. Perhaps you thought you were done with the “terrible twos” and it may be normal behavior or it could be something more. Asperger’s is a form of autism that might be the culprit of the negative behaviors your child is exhibiting. Here are some quick tips for understanding Asperger's.Read Full Story
Kids are naturally active and want to expend energy. You can help foster a lifestyle of fitness and happiness to last their lifetime, because you have the power to instill a positive attitude toward activities and sports, which is the key to athletic success. The goal is to make fitness a fun habit full of enjoyment and stimulation. A positive attitude is essential to creating a successful and happy athlete.Read Full Story
Whether you’ve been running for years or have just started pounding the pavement, if you want to add a marathon to your bucket list and join the ranks of 26.2-mile finishers — welcome and congratulations for taking on this challenge! We’ve got expert running tips for you to not only complete a marathon but to feel good doing it. Here’s how!Read Full Story
Lance Armstrong faced a devastating diagnosis that changed his life. He battled cancer and survived – and came back to cycling and life physically and emotionally stronger. He was resilient. What does resiliency mean to you? Your health could depend on your resiliency. Here’s how to embrace it.Read Full Story
Out with the drudgery of "New Year’s resolution" fitness and in with fun, spring workout routines! You’ve been working hard in the gym since you committed to your New Year’s fitness resolutions, and the weekly treadmill and indoor aerobic classes have lost their appeal. You’re ready for fun and fresh workout changes to keep you motivated. With just a few changes to your weekly exercises, you’ll be reinvigorated to stick to your fitness goals and jump into the spring season.Read Full Story
Do you think you’re in love with your exercise partner but not really sure? Your body is giving you signals you’re interested … and your mind seems to agree. Could your mind be mistaken on what your body is telling it and those feelings of love aren’t really about your buddy at all? Here’s how sweating together can release endorphins and more.Read Full Story
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