New York City, “The Big Apple”, has long been known as a place that has inexplicable, electric energy. It is the city that never sleeps; a bustling city packed full of embryonic dreams and healthy activities that you could not possibly conquer in a lifetime and New Yorkers are living longer…
Residents in New York City are living a year and a half longer than a decade ago and nearly 9 years longer than 25 years ago. Life expectancy has increased from 72 years old in 1990 to 81 years old in 2018.
If you are new to the Big Apple or just in search of healthy ideas to fill your free time, here are some useful ideas to get you started on a health journey in the concrete jungle.
The idea that everything in our universe is vibrating, starting from the smallest of atoms, is the cornerstone of string theory in quantum mechanics and the basis of sound therapy. The idea is that sound and specific frequencies can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and help catalyze healing in the body and mind.
TheWoom Center, located at 274 Bowery, is the combination of eastern and western philosophy with some high-tech innovation mixed in. It’s truly an original experience for your ears, body, and mind.
“The city that never sleeps” is not just a catch phrase. Living in New York, you learn quickly that it applies to the non-stop hustle and bustle that, often times, feels impossible to escape. YeloSpa offers a year-round escape with their New York-centric treatments designed specifically around the needs of city dwellers.
From the Reiki treatments and anti-inflammatory Lightwave sessions to their zero-gravity napping cabins -there’s a unique, relaxing experience for everyone.
The Rink at Rockafeller Center is not just for tourists and ice skating is more than just for figure skaters, ice hockey and hobbyists. The sport has several health benefits from improving balance to increasing muscle tone; not to mention a long list of mental benefits.
The Rink offers one of the most iconic locations to go out for a skate and it’s just a quick stop or two on the subway. Take the B, D, F, or M train to the 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center stop.
Salt room sessions are a new trend that detoxifies the body as micro-particles enter the airway and cleanse the lungs, sinuses, and air passages.
Salty Yoga utilizes a salt room for yoga activities and the reported benefits are amazing. Detoxify your body and take a yoga class concurrently to increase flexibility, increase strength and tone, improve respiration, protect your body from injury, and it smells like the beach. What can be better than that on a cold winter day?
- Dine Organic
Rounding out a healthy journey in the concrete jungle is top notch, satisfying food to drench your body in essential vitamins and minerals. New York City is a foodies paradise. We all know that eating healthy will help you live longer, but did you know that food rich in fiber, such as vegetables and fruits, has been known to reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type two diabetes? Tops on our list for healthy, organic dining are Candle 79 at 154 East 79th, ABC Kitchen at 35 E 18th St, and Spring Natural on 98 Kenmare St.
New York City has it all. Take time to enjoy the city filled with robust options that support New Yorkers who want to engage in a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes all it takes are some ideas to start you on your journey. Enjoy the concrete bustle and live healthily!