NYC what is your Grade?

It’s kind as if your writer was missing in action for a brief moment in time -but seriously don’t let that small amount of time off fool you. As a defense this never-ending damn Polar Vortex perhaps has played a major part in supplying an infinite amount of brain freeze -literally.  However, that’s not the…

Breakfast: Is It An Essential Meal For All Age Groups?

There can be no doubt on the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it is imperative that both grown-ups and children do not skip this meal. A common misconception amongst dieters is that skipping breakfast will help you lose weight because it restricts your daily calorie intake. The truth is that skipping the breakfast can sabotage your best weight loss…

Body Shaming: A National Epidemic

If there is one thing I am tired of lately it is of this culture of body shaming that we have created. Overweight and out of shape chicks are constantly posting links to articles on Facebook showing “real bodies.” It is always a gallery full of fat chicks and implies that any woman who is…

Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tea House

According to the Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian while 1 million are vegan. As science develops and more research is conducted on living a healthy life, it is becoming more apparent that adopting a vegetarian inclined lifestyle is much healthier for people of all ages. However, sometimes it is hard to maintain such…

True Independence Starts In Your Backyard

This is a guest article written by environmental activist Rebecca Hoeffler. I’ve met her through a friend and since I’ve known her she has been extremely passionate about environmental issues and doesn’t just talk about them she actually does something. Here she writes about the importance of growing your own food. For more information on…

Stepping to higher heights

Image courtesy of: http://reasontoplay.blogspot.com/2012/03/stair-power.html What’s this? Is Spring actually on its way after a couple of cold and brutal servings of Winter. After spotting a Robin on a tree, perhaps it is safe to assume that warmer weather is upon us. That means that bikini season is quickly approaching – unless some us are financially blessed…

Piloxing: Get into it

Kickboxing? Yes. Pilates? Yes of course; combining both for an awesome workout, huh! Well, before your attention scatters on the floor like last years new years resolution here is the direction of this article. As soon as you think you can no longer subscribe to new forms of exercise – along comes Piloxing. This is…

World Yoga Debut

Most people listen to music while working out. Each person is different when it comes to their play lists. Personally, as a runner, I like upbeat rap and today’s hits to flow through my brain and body to sort of pump me up and get me through a grueling workout, however, when I do Yoga…

What Does Your Soap Say About You?

Over the years, I’ve become somewhat of a stickler for organic products. I download data on the health benefits, friends forward articles, and I research over and over what products are the best to buy organically. Although I think a lot about what I put into my body, I rarely think about what I’m putting…

Pure Yoga

    In my efforts to make this Labor Day weekend most productive (as it was the only weekend I spent in Manhattan all Summer) I was eager to sleep in, walk around, eat healthy, not drink (yes–not drink) and hit up PURE YOGA ! I was excited to try out this new studio, as…