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How to Find the Right Supplements for Your Lifestyle and Health Goals

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Finding the right supplements for your lifestyle and health goals can be a daunting task. With so many different products on the market, it is often difficult to know which ones are best suited for your individual needs. However, taking the time to research and understand what type of supplement will provide you with the most benefit can be well worth it in the end. Here are some tips for finding the right supplements for your lifestyle and health goals:

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How Adventurous And Outdoor Sports Affects Our Health

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In today’s modern, people, unfortunately, spend more and more time indoors. This is one of the biggest factors contributing to the current obesity epidemic in the world. The solution to this issue could be as simple as spending more time outdoors. There are numerous health benefits of solely spending time outdoors, let alone including the workouts while walking around the park. Below is a list of the ways outdoor activities positively affect our health.

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How the COVID pandemic is impacting bankruptcies


The Long-Term Financial Effects of COVID 19

COVID-19 is something the world has hardly seen before in the lifetime of the current living populace. No matter what age or gender COVID-19 touches everyone. Isolation, social distancing, face shields, and masks the new global fashion statement quickly became the norm across America in late February 2020. This pandemic’s escalation put almost all Americans on alert and questioned those who normally hailed excellent physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial well-being. 

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Terrifying Food Additives We Eat Everyday

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Food additives are chemicals used to keep food fresh and enhance its flavor, texture, and appearance. They can be found in various processed food products and beverages. In fact, some people are sensitive to these additives and may even suffer from adverse reactions like hives and diarrhea. Eating food with certain additives in high amounts may even damage your heart. Some additives have also been found to disrupt hormone balance and can even diminish fertility. Studies have also found that some additives can cause irritability, fatigue, and insomnia. With so many of these alarming negative effects, it is best to know the ingredients of what you put in your mouth. 

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Ethos Fitness and Spa For Women

Ethos Fitness and Spa For Women, Spa, health and wellness

July 8,2016

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Midland Park NJ, Ethos Fitness and Spa For Women is exclusively designed for women’s fitness and is the favorite fitness and spa escape for moms in Bergen County! It has a perfect blend of group exercise, personal training, Pilates and Spin classes in addition to wellness programs. As for the spa, they offer an entire portfolio of services for both men and women—and it’s open to non-members. They also offer youth programs for young girls– so grab your daughters – and YES, they have childcare!

Complimentary Childcare Hours Effective June 22nd:
Mon-Fri: 830am-130pm
Mon-Thurs: 5pm-8pm
Sat/Sun: 830am-130pm

85 Godwin Ave

Midland Park, NJ

(201) 251-4500


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Announcing the 2nd annual Good Life Ridgewood Festival- September 25

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May 19,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Announcing the 2nd annual Good Life Ridgewood Festival- September 25, 2016 11am-3pm!

If you participated last year- you already have your registration email- If you are looking to participate this year, email to get the registration info ASAP as spots are going fast!

See you in September!

How Healthy is Bergen County? 2016 Rankings of NJ’s Healthiest Counties
Bergen Surprised Us!…...

According to the the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute annual rankings of New Jersey’s healthiest counties, Bergen County is ranked fourth out of the state’s 21 counties. Hunterdon County is the top ranked healthiest county for the seventh consecutive year.

Rankings are created by collecting current data on 35 factors that measure quality and “quantity” of life and the percent of the population that lives to 75 and older. Education, income levels, crime rates, proximity to grocery stores, parks and community recreational facilities, the availability of health care, and tests that monitor water and air quality are also factors.

Complete 2016 List of New Jersey’s Healthiest Counties

1. Hunterdon County

2. Morris County

3. Somerset County

4. Bergen County

5. Sussex County

6. Middlesex County

7. Monmouth County

Visit for more information about the 2016 New Jersey Healthiest County rankings.

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Zika Virus: What New Jersey Residents Should Know


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Zika virus is not a new disease.  Zika virus has been largely confined to equatorial Africa in the tropics where it circulated predominately between forest dwelling mosquitoes and wild primates. The virus was actually discovered from a sentinel monkey that had been placed in a cage in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. But the virus rarely spilled over into human populations even in highly endemic areas of Africa. The explosive reemergence we are current witnessing is truly extraordinary. Human activities are the greatest factor attributing to this spread because of rapid changes in land use and globalization leading to rapid increases in the movement of goods and people.

Zika is a pandemic because the virus is no longer confined to Africa but has spread to Asia, the Pacific Islands, and now the Americas where the World Health Organization is predicting several million infections and classifying Zika a ‘global health emergency’. The virus is not continent-hopping via the spread of mosquitoes, but because of the frequency and rapidity of air travel by humans. An individual can be bitten by an infected mosquito where the virus is circulating, and then fly long distances within a short span of time. Since the incubation period in humans usually lasts several days, if that infected individual is bitten by a local mosquito that can replicate and transmit the virus (i.e. vector competency in the host mosquito), then local infections in a new area may occur. However, only a handful of Aedes mosquitoes are vector competent for Zika virus. The primary vector is the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti; a highly invasive urban species. Their eggs may remain dormant for months in small containers, which contribute to a wide geographical distribution. Not coincidentally, these mosquitoes are abundant in the areas where Zika virus is currently circulating in the Americas. In short, humans are responsible for the transportation of Zika virus, whereas mosquitoes are responsible for transmission of the virus to humans.

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Registration for Ridgewood YWCA Session 5 Classes Starts April 4

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March 20,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, Registration for the next session of YWCA Bergen County programs starts Monday, April 4th at 7:00 a.m. online and 8:30 a.m in-person. Classes run from April 24 through June 18, 2016 at the YWCA’s 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood location, and members can register, by phone, or in person.

New for Kids & Teens: Special Needs Yoga for ages 10 to 15 years is designed for girls and boys with intellectual and development delays, including autism, with self-help skills to independently participate within a 1:6 staffing ratio. Beneficial for body and mind, children develop balance, strength, flexibility, and focus through this special yoga-fit class. Taekwondo for ages 6 to 14 years teaches martial arts patterns, sparring, and self-defense in addition to improving physical fitness and mental discipline.

For Adults: Co-ed Soccer keeps your cardiovascular fitness up; refining soccer skills for a great workout. 360 Movement Fitness Classes cross-train the body with a wide variety of challenging and motivating group fitness classes. Active Older Adult Fitness Classes provide a friendly and supportive environment to help improve member’s health and well-being.
Plus: WEN: Women’s Empowerment Network, Children’s Dance, dozens of other fitness, wellness, and enrichment programs, as well as American Red Cross certified Swim Classes for swimmers at every age and level. Drop-in child care is also available at the 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood facility. Visit or call 201-444-5600 for more information.
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Obamacare : Have Primary care physicians gone the way of the dinosaur?

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It should have been a prideful occasion. Dr. Adam Jarrett, who was in the very first class of residents at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School in 1992 to train in a new program focusing on primary care, was recently invited back to his alma mater.

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YWCA Offers Unlimited 360 Land & Water Fitness Membership


Membership Includes Reduced Rates & Early Registration for Session Programs

YWCA Bergen County offers unlimited land and water fitness classes as part of the 360 Membership. Benefits to 360 Members includes over 45 weekly land and water fitness classes, lap swim, family swim, senior swim, and reduced pricing and early bird program registration for swim lessons, children’s dance, and more!
Cross-train your body with a wide variety of challenging and motivating classes. The most experienced in the area, YWCA’s certified instructors will help you achieve the best results! Group fitness classes include Barre, Zumba, Aquafitness, Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpting, Cardio, Bootcamp, and More!
Adult 360 memberships are just $41 per month! Membership for teens/students are only $28 per month, seniors are $28 per month, and family memberships are available at $60 per month.
For a full schedule and description of 360 fitness classes, please For more information, please contact the Membership Department at 201-444-5600 x400 or email

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Orthorexia: the clean eating obsession that makes you dangerously ill


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Carrie Armstrong’s fixation with ‘clean’ eating began, as it so often does, with good intentions. Struck down by a virus eight years ago, she was bed-bound and unable to lift her head off the pillow let alone walk.

Doctors said there was little more medicine could do so, to speed up her natural recovery, she began researching alternative remedies and healthy, body-boosting diets online.

“My first thought was no wonder I had got so sick because I’d been eating badly for years,” says the 35 year-old sports presenter from London.

“But then I starting reading about the transformative affects of giving up meat and sugar, then carbohydrates and it went from there.’

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Online symptom-checkers are often wrong


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(Reuters Health) – Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose patients’ problems, often encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention and other times incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait, a U.K. study suggests.

Researchers tested 23 online and mobile apps used by millions of people who are trying to find out if their symptoms are serious and what might make them feel better. The apps were imperfect at best, offering the correct diagnosis on the first try only about a third of the time.

For triage – assessing the urgency of the problem – the apps were too cautious in situations requiring only self-care: only 33 percent of the time, on average, were patients appropriately advised not to go to the doctor.

At the other extreme, symptom checkers typically missed the severity of the situation in one of every five cases requiring emergency treatment.

Overall, the computer programs offered accurate triage advice for 57 percent of the standardized scenarios that were used in the researchers’ tests.

“The risk is that people will be told to get care when they didn’t need it and bear the costs and inconvenience, or they will be told not to seek care when they have a life-threatening problem,” senior author Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, a health policy researcher at Harvard Medical School in Boston, said by email.

Because patients may not get much useful information from a long list of possible diagnoses, the researchers rated the symptom-checkers based on whether the programs spit out the right answer first, or somewhere lower down on a list of up to 20 possible alternative diagnoses.

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Paramus has second thoughts about raising age for local cigarette purchases

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JULY 22, 2015, 9:28 PM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015, 9:46 PM

PARAMUS — The Borough Council should abandon an ordinance to raise the tobacco buying age to 21, Paramus’ attorney recommended during a council work session Wednesday night.

Attorney Paul Kaufman told the council that the ordinance it introduced June 9 could make the borough vulnerable to costly litigation because of concerns over preemption by the state law and enforceability.

The way the law is written, Kaufman said, it’s silent on whether the tobacco buying age would be preempted by the state law, which puts the purchasing age at 19.

Related:  Paramus to discuss tobacco-buying age

“I don’t think the taxpayers here should have to pay $100,000 in legal expenses to find out the answer,” he said.

Kaufman also said that it “breeds disrespect for the law to enact an ordinance that’s not enforced.”

Instead, Kaufman suggested the council pass a resolution urging the state to amend the statute.

“I get the point that when you enact an ordinance like this that you’re sending a message to the state Legislature,” Kaufman said. “I think there’s another way … to get that point across.”

The resolution could be brought to the state by hometown Assemblyman, and former Councilman, Joe Lagana. Also, the Paramus clerk could share the resolution with the Bergen County Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey to spread the word, Kaufman suggested.

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain



A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Most of us today live in cities and spend far less time outside in green, natural spaces than people did several generations ago.

City dwellers also have a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses than people living outside urban centers, studies show.

These developments seem to be linked to some extent, according to a growing body of research. Various studies have found that urban dwellers with little access to green spaces have a higher incidence of psychological problems than people living near parks and that city dwellers who visit natural environments have lower levels of stress hormones immediately afterward than people who have not recently been outside.