Health and Fitness


Yoga Is More Than Just Stretching

Yoga is the spiritual, mental and physical training of the body and mind, which originated in India. There are various types of Yogic practices that have developed in Hinduism and Buddhism. Two of the best-known practices are hatha yoga and Raaja yoga. 

Intro To Reflexology

Another complementary ancient healing art, and holistic healing practice, Reflexology has been traced back to ancient Egypt, India and China. However, it is not a substitute for professional care. You can become familiar with the practice by meeting with a Certified Reflexologist (go to website of the American Reflexology Certification Board). 

Ancient Wisdom Of Health

Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing systems for the entire body. It was developed in India about 5,000 years ago, based on the belief that one can achieve good health through a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. It is a more proactive approach to health, focusing on promoting health instead of curing a specific disease, though specific medications do exist. 

Hot Weather Hints For Dogs

If you’re like us then you value every member of the family, especially the little guys and gals. So if you’re an Astoria dog owner, we’ve got a few tips for keeping your dog cool this summer. 

Classic Swimsuits Making A Comeback

Swimsuits have come a long way from the days of a skimpy two-piece, when the Brazilian-cut was the most popular. From one-piece bathing suits to retro-cut bathing suits, this year’s styles add a modern twist to classic designs of the past. 

Flavorful Fitness...And BBQ?

Whether on a rooftop, in a backyard, on a balcony or down at Astoria Park, chances are you will attend at least one barbecue this summer. And believe it or not, there are healthy choices you can make even when it looks like you are surrounded by indulgences. Here are five ways you can still dig in and not sacrifice the good stuff: 

Advanced Radiological Imaging Gets New MRI Machine

   The staff of Advanced Radiological Imaging welcomed the arrival of their new General Electric MRI machine.

Coach K's fitness tips

Chris Pizzolo
Chatting with Coach K The Queens Scene visited our favorite coach James K, from Club Fitness NY on Broadway in Astoria. Since this guy doesn’t seem to age a day, we asked him for some simple health and exercise tips. Here’s what he had to say:

Easy Fall Exercises

—Lynette Pettinicchi
As summer trickles away and fall breezes in, there is no better time to take advantage of all Astoria has to offer. From football games at your favorite sports bar to making s’mores over the grill on your balcony, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the changing season. Even though there may be a crisp chill in the air, workout routines shouldn’t suffer. 

Guide to Organic Eating at Your Local Farmers’ Market

—Lynette Pettinicchi
Astoria is abounding with grocery stores, supermarket chains, and delis that make it easy to run out and grab some food to prepare. The availability of these food stores simplifies our shopping experience; yet they have less to offer when it comes to healthy options.