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Super Smoothie Tasting with Jill

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?
To get more info and download 5 healthy snack recipes on her website go to:
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5 Free Walking Tours in NYC!

In Exercise, Health, Lifestyle, Travel, World on 03/16/2012 at 5:08 pm

We do everything in our power to avoid the “camera-clad-large -map-holding-stopping dead-in-their-tracks-tourist”. Don’t just  dodge them; join them. It’s time you rediscover New York City in all its glory and it’s the best weather to do so! Walk with purpose on these neighborhood tours. You can relive some historic New York City trails or create your own. This is an offer not to be missed. With some tours lasting up to two hours you can burn a few calories AND learn something new. MaxWell Medical wants you to take a stroll in the Big Apple with these:

5 Free Walking Tours

1) Greenwich Village Walking Tour Tour includes books, art and everything in between. It may be worth it just to see the Jefferson Market Library. Need another reason to join this tour, it begins rain or shine and does not require reservations. We’re ready to sign up.. oh wait, we don’t have to!

2) All-In-One Downtown Can’t decide what part of the city interests you most? Join the AIO tour with Free Tour by Foot (and subway) to experience the city from Wall Street all the way to Grand Central. With such a great catch phrase like, “We’re so hip, we know you’ll tip”, this is one tour group we’ll be sure not to miss.

3) The High Line Spanning more than 30 blocks, this tour can give you the bird eye’s view of 30th Street to the Meatpacking District. Go just to see the great transformation of the rail yards. Because the High Line is completely exposed to the elements be sure to go on a good weather day and more importantly, the only tour day available; TUESDAYS!

4) Grand Central Terminal Every quintessential New York City movie features a scene of Grand Central. And why not, it is beautiful. Just ask award winning tour guide, Justin Ferate. Or better yet, catch him on Fridays at 12:30. Enjoy the terminal in it’s true magnificence through the eyes of a man still in awe of this city.

5) Central Park Conservancy With over 13 distinct tours to showcase Central Park, you can easily find one best suited for you. The site includes levels of accessibility so it’ll certainly be difficult to say “no” to this guided tour.

Check out these great free guided tours to take advantage of this pleasant Spring weather!Walking is an easy to do exercise and when you’re strolling with a beautiful landscape you won’t feel the calories melting away.  MaxWell Medical wants you to WALK THIS WAY!

09.11.2001: 10 Year Anniversary

In Holidays, New York City, World on 09/11/2011 at 2:58 pm

We reflect back and remember where we were when the towers fell. Now, years after that tragic event we still stand united. Today, we continue to feel solidarity for our fellow New Yorker and American.

To make a donation or reserve a pass for the 9/11 Memorial, visit

Swing into Spring: Play Ball this Season

In Health, Sports on 04/06/2011 at 1:18 pm

Curse you Punxsutawney Phil… We trusted you, we believed in you, you gave us hope, and you made us dream, only to so cruelly snatch it all away. You said you didn’t see your shadow, and that Spring would start early this year. But it was there, wasn’t it? It was always there! And now us city dwellers must suffer through more snow… in APRIL! Now we all feel like fools for believing in you.

Okay. So, maybe that was a little dramatic… But, I think we’re all ready to retire our scarves and overcoats and break our Spring gear. The good news is regardless of the weather, baseball season is finally here! Whether you’re sporting pinstripes or bleeding orange and blue, baseball is America’s favorite past time and it signals that good weather is soon to come…. slowly. (Darn you again, Phil)

Sometimes though, our idea of baseball season involves a couch, our TV, MLB league pass, and a computer to check fantasy team stats. And while those things are great, our goal is to help you get up, get outside and stay active. 

MaxWell Medical’s Doctor of Physical Therapy, Olayinka (Yinka) Aksiyanka recommends two simple exercises guaranteed to help strengthen your throwing arm and stabilize the important muscle groups that contribute to hitting that curve ball.

D1 Flexion

  1. Standing up straight hold a moderately light weight in your left hand, with your arm draped across your body and holding the weight next to your right hip.
  2. Maintaining as straight an arm as you can, pull your arm and the weight up and over your head, and above your left shoulder.
  3. Return slowly to the starting position and repeat, maintaining good control and form.
  4. Repeat with the right arm
  5. Do 8-10 reps for 2-3 sets for each arm.

D2 Flexion

  1. Standing up straight hold a moderately light weight in your left hand, with your arm parallel to your body and hanging at your side by your left hip.
  2. Maintaining as straight an arm as you can, pull your arm and the weight up diagonally over your head, and above your right shoulder.
  3. Return slowly to the starting position and repeat, maintaining good control and form.
  4. Repeat with the right arm
  5. Do 8-10 reps for 2-3 sets for each arm.

In the spirit of keeping you active, here are some links to some batting cages and baseball training facilities in NYC. – Manhattan – Brooklyn – Staten Island – Queens

And if you’re having trouble finding enough people to play an actual game, is a great website to create or join existing teams.

Impress your friends in your next pickup softball game, as you throw out the runner, charging towards first, and then crush a line drive over the fence. Or at the very least, impress your son with your signature fast ball this weekend. Enjoy the coming season, both in baseball, and in springtime! And forget Punxsutawny Phil! We at MaxWell Medical want you to PLAY BALL!