In Fall Free Giveaways, Health, Lifestyle, Weight Loss on 12/06/2013 at 6:18 pm
Eek. Where has the time gone? It’s the holidays! Our to-do list is miles long. We’ve barely made it through Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday Shopping. Now we’re a few days away from the beginning of Winter and only weeks away from our New Year’s Resolution of getting fit and reaching our wellness goals for 2014! We’re not sure what we’re dreading more? Have no fear this year, Super Smoothies with Jill is here!
As part of our Fall FREE Giveaways, the local health and lifestyle coach Jill Hoffman will be dropping by each of our offices with her nutritious and delicious smoothie samples. She’ll give our patients an exclusive chance to take home recipes to some of this season’s most scrumptious smoothie favorites! (Hint: One will be made with pumpkin pie! Oh my!)
AND just for our MaxWell fans check out a teaser smoothie recipe for Beginner Green Smoothie.
Don’t miss out on some seriously, super smoothie samples!
Schedule for Smoothies:
Wall Street Office on Tuesday, December 17th, 4-7pm
40th Street Office on Wednesday, December 18th, 11am – 2pm
58th Street Office on Thursday, December 19th, 11am- 2pm
52nd Street Office on Friday, December 20th, 11am – 2pm
Can’t wait until December 17th?
In Health, Holidays, Lifestyle, Nutrition on 11/26/2013 at 1:10 pm
This infographic was recently posted by the United States Department of Agriculture. Do you think these are swap worthy? We found this amazing healthier alternative to Pumpkin Bread. Try Crave Health with Jill‘s Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe and some other scrumptious swaps. Happy Holidays!
In Back pain, Chiropractic, Health, Holidays, Lifestyle, neck pain, New York City, Office News on 11/20/2013 at 2:51 pm
Now, until 2014 we will be giving out FREE giveaways to help you feel your best. Last week, we gave away delicious Organic Fuji Apples because you’re the apple of our eye! This week we are giving out oranges if you came by to “Vitamin C” us! Besides having fun with all the puns we will be giving out a new treat each week. Some may be better for your sweet tooth than your health but, who can resist a cupcake so close to the holidays? Check out our facebook page to find out more details about our Fall Free Giveaways!
Whether you’re coming down with a cold or are feeling neck pain, back pain, or all over pain MaxWell Medical wants you to get you feeling YOUR BEST!
In Ergonomics, Health on 07/10/2013 at 2:21 pm
We’ve got your Back when it comes to protecting your back! Proper alignment requires active attention and knowledge, and a strong core. Buying the right chair is only part of the solution. A good rule of thumb is that if your head is forward and/or your back is rounded, you are definitely putting unhealthy strain on your body and back and no chair is going to save you. Here are some quick tips: Always sit with your back as straight as possible and use a pillow if you need low back support. Try to avoid slouching your shoulders or relying on your chair’s backrest for support. To avoid muscle tightness or tension, practice active sitting by making small movements in your chair all day long. And, don’t forget to take frequent breaks by standing and walking around. For more of our ergonomic tips click here.
In Health, Holidays, Lifestyle, New York City, Travel on 06/11/2013 at 2:22 pm
Don’t let your wit get fried! We’ve got 5 tips and resources to keep you a step ahead of the rest this summer. Ready, Set, Summer!
- Stay Cation
We’re packing our bags, putting on our sunblock and getting ready to stay in NYC. There’s nothing better than summer in the city. New York Magazine has your go-to guide for summer 2013. Try shaved ice from across the globe, food on sticks; they’re guaranteeing you have “No Weekend Left Behind” until Labor Day.
- Summer Stomach
Planks, crunches, Russian twist… They sound more like torture techniques than exercises. We’ll admit it. Even with a long winter, we still aren’t bikini ready but, we need to hit the beach NOW. We all want a flatter stomach, but how? Try these LAZY ways to look leaner and feel firmer; “no diet, exercise or spanx required”
- Snack Attack!
It’s lunch. Lines are long, your lunch hour is short, and you need.nourishment.now. Don’t turn to fast food to remedy that grumbling belly. Food and Wine has healthy snacks that will have you saying “That’s a spicy (Vietnamese chicken) meatball!” Not the next Emeril? Find Friendship’s Fit to Go Mobile Mixer Tour for a healthy treat.
- Fun Summer Slim down
No matter how many times you update your playlist that workout in the gym just isn’t cutting it. Don’t force fun. Well+Good has your Summer Wellness Guide to help you tan and burn calories! Heading to the Hamptons this summer? They’ve got a guide for living healthy in the Hamptons too!
- Summer to September
Keep the sunshine going well into Labor Day! Instead, of going away this summer plan a vacation or trip in September. Destinations, bathing suits, and flights will be cheaper AND you’ll have something to look forward to all summer long! Get some more sun & fun with Cheap Carribean, “the beach vacation experts!”
In Health, Lifestyle, New York City, Nutrition on 05/29/2013 at 3:43 pm
Rain or Shine, MaxWell Medical participated in the 28th Annual Aids Walk. Our Team Leader Ernest Vendryx has led the way for three consecutive years. Thank you for all of those who donated and supported a great cause!
In Chiropractic, Ergonomics, Health, Injuries on 04/09/2013 at 4:03 pm
Don’t let your neck be a pain in the neck! The neck is the connection between your head and your spine and is often referred as the cervical portion of your spine. The neck supports the weight of the head and protects the nerves that carry sensory and motor information from the brain down to the rest of the body. And just like your head, it is very susceptible to injury when not practicing proper alignment and posture at your work station. Always sit back with your chin tucked and ears, shoulders and hips aligned. Your monitor screen should be roughly arm’s length away and the top 1/3 of the monitor should be at eye level. Invest in a document holder that elevates the text you’re referencing to the height of your screen. When using the phone, protect your neck from strain by using headphones instead of cradling the phone between your head and shoulders. For more of our ergonomic tips click here.
In Chiropractic, Ergonomics, Health on 02/27/2013 at 10:37 am
Hold your HEAD up high! One of our worst habits when working at a computer, is holding our head forward to read the screen. Many of us do it without even realizing it! This posture can often result in chronic discomfort and pain including headaches, neck pain and back pain, just to name a few. Ideally, we want to sit back with our chin tucked and ears, shoulders and hips aligned. Your monitor screen should be roughly arm’s length away and the top 1/3 of the monitor should be at eye level. Invest in a document holder that elevates the text you’re referencing to the height of your screen. For more of our ergonomic tips click here.
In Exercise, Health, Lifestyle, New York City on 07/09/2012 at 1:34 pm
The summer just kicked off and you’ve spent your time counting calories, counting down calories, calculating calories lost and you’ve rather be doing anything else. It not every day that summer in this city isn’t muggy, smelly, or plain ole’ unbearable. Take advantage of the week ahead by incorporating these activities along the pier, with friends, or even to and from work. Try any of these exercises for 60 minutes and burn over hundreds of calories.
4 Cardio Exercises that Burn Calories
1) Running- Try running around a track or even around the pier to get some sun and fresh air. Rentals are available all throughout the city.
120 lbs— 545 cals
150 lbs— 681 cals
180 lbs— 817 cals
2) Biking- Biking in Central Park can be fun and dodging all the pedestrians can move along 60 minutes quickly.
120 lbs— 472 cals
150 lbs— 562 cals
180 lbs— 684 cals
3) Swimming- Now we wouldn’t recommend the Hudson for obvious reasons. Eek. Try your local gym when it’s too hot to be anywhere else.
120 lbs— 472 cals
150 lbs— 563 cals
180 lbs— 654 cals
4) Dancing- Some intense dancing can really get you sweating off the calories. Just be sure to dance to a beat that’ll keep you moving
120 lbs— 511 cals
150 lbs— 601 cals
180 lbs— 695 cals
Make the most of your summer with these fun cardio exercises. The only calories worth counting are the ones you’re burning off. MaxWell Medical wants you to BURN MORE!
In Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition on 07/02/2012 at 1:45 pm
“Juice Cleansing” has gotten a bad rap. Sorry Beyoncé, the Lemon Detox Diet isn’t going to cut it anymore. Lemon with a splash of cayenne pepper won’t keep you going after a few hours let alone an entire day. The real goal of a juice cleanse shouldn’t just be the weight loss, juicing should energize and detoxify your body. These 5 Juice Recipes will help you consume more fruits and vegetables and get you on the right “nutritional” track:
5 Juice Recipes that Cleanse:
1) Cataract Fighting Carrots
- 4 carrots (chop off tops and tails)
- 4 celery stalks
- Handful of parsley (with stems)
- 1 small zucchini (don’t peel)
- ½ of a beet
- ¼ grapefruit (peeled)
2) Gaga over Greens
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Bunches each of green kale, spinach, collard greens and water cress
- 1 tomato
- 2 celery stalks
- 3 carrots
3) Citrus Chops
- 1 apple
- 2 peaches (cut in half, seeds removed)
- 2 oranges (peeled)
- ½ cup of blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries
4) Fruit & Veggie Punch
- 1 orange
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 cucumber
- 3 tomatoes
5) Flavor Flav
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 1 bunch of spinach or kale
- ½ of a bell pepper
- ½ small lemon
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 beet (peeled with tops and tails chopped off)
*Recipes may require a juice and/or blender. Always try to choose organic fruits and vegetables.
There isn’t a fruit or vegetable mix that doesn’t satisfy your healthy fix. Be sure to try these and some of your own. Vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables can detoxify your body inside and out and get you ready for your weight-loss plan. MaxWell Medical wants you to JUICE MORE!