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Help! I have a Headache

If you’re like millions of Americans, you too will someday suffer the wrath of a headache. Some get them more than others, and in many instances headaches can recur. At the YinOva Center, headaches are a common complaint and there’s plenty of research that shows that acupuncture is a great treatment for both chronic and acute […]

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Why Take the Stairs?

When Mayor Bloomberg announced his new initiative to encourage new constructions to make stairs more accessible, a storm of opinions and “nanny-state” comments were thrown around. But why did it evoke the heated reactions?  

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Kristin McGee on Yoga to Enhance Fertility

While Western doctors have begun to accept the benefits of complimentary care in regards to fertility enhancement, many view the use of Yoga for Fertility solely as a stress reliever.  I sat down with celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee, who was kind enough to share how yoga helps relieve stress as well as other benefits […]

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Keeping fit on vacation

Vacations and traveling can be refreshing and energizing but they can also leave us feeling a bit heavier upon return home. My dad used to tell me, “there are no calories on Holidays” and like so many others I take advantage of times with friends and family or on vacation as times to splurge and […]

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Do you know how to breathe?

Is there a “right” way to breathe? While there is not a singular “right” way to breathe, taking a look at what muscles you are using to breathe will tell you a lot about where you hold tension. And yes, there are more efficient ways to breathe that minimize excess tension and stress. The diaphragm is the […]

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Prenatal Pilates

The benefits of exercising throughout your pregnancy are plentiful.  Not only will it help limit weight gain, but mid-intensity work-outs, such as Pilates, have been shown to ease symptoms of pregnancy (i.e. back pain, morning sickness, fatigue), help shorten the labor, and reduce the time it takes to get your body to bounce back after […]

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Planning ahead: Post-marathon recovery

With the NYC Marathon coming up many of you are getting ready to take on one of the biggest challenges of your lives. For months some of you have committed time and energy to this race, which – let’s face it has – fairly dubious origins. Here at the YinOva Center many of our friends and […]

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Energy Pose with Kristin McGee

YinOva Ambassador Kristin McGee has a yoga pose for everything you could possibly think of!  We asked her for a quick pose to help boost our energy. Kristin McGee: As a fitness expert, Kristin has appeared on CNN, FOX, the CBS Morning Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and the Isaac Mizrahi […]

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Exercise at Home with the Swiss Fitness Ball

Get on the Ball. Patients often ask me for advice about an exercise regimen that’s reasonable and that they’ll be able to stick to over the longterm. In fact just this week a patient asked me to help her come up with a program. So we talked about some of the ways she could support […]

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