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Fun Activities for the Summer Time in NYC

Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health

Here are some potential activities you can enjoy with your children, of course while following social distancing guidelines and mask wearing regulations.

  1. A picnic and stroll around Central Park

Central Park is perfect for all four seasons, whether you are there in the spring, summer, fall, or winter. In the summer, you can enjoy boating on the Lake and enjoy the scenery, just with a simple rental process at the Loeb Boathouse. With the many possible trails and paths you can take, there is surely a new one for each visit!

  1. Summer camps with wildlife

The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium are open all year round, but over the summer there are additional activities. For example, they have summer camps in which children get hands-on experiences with animals and the chance to explore nature. For more information, head over to this link.

  1. Enjoying the sun and sand at the beach

Contrary to popular belief, NYC is home to many beaches! Even better, these beaches can be reached using public transportation– a car is not necessary at all. Popular beaches are Coney Island Beach, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Canarsie Beach, and Jones Beach, but there are many more than this.

  1. A bike ride around Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island is only a seven-minute ferry ride away from Manhattan. Once you arrive, you can experience a new view of the city, as well as enjoy a bike ride around the island. What a great way to stay fit and have fun at the same time!

  1. Kayaking in the city– for free

There are quite the number of free kayaking opportunities in the city– no need to sign up for memberships or enroll in programs! These are usually available at local parks and piers. Some of these locations include Brooklyn Bridge Park, North Brooklyn Boat Club, Hudson River Park, and Red Hook Boaters.

Not a fan of the hot summer weather? Not a problem! There are many enjoyable activities that can be done indoors as well. Head to the numerous museums, aquariums, indoor water parks, and play spaces that our city has to offer. Although this summer is likely to be one where we are still careful and aware of the pandemic going on, there seems to be more room for fun activities, both indoors and outdoors.

Breakfast is Your Body’s Best Friend

Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health

 

It may be tempting to skip breakfast, especially if you are running late on time in the mornings or are interested in losing weight. However, eating breakfast instead of skipping it can actually help you weigh less! Let’s quickly go through the reasons why.

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8 Tips for Children to Stay Fit at Home

Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health

With the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, many children are still experiencing school from home. Instead of meeting friends and teachers in classrooms, they interact with others virtually and may be cooped up at home. In times like now, it is even harder for children to stay fit and reach the physical activity guidelines recommended for their age group.

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Not All Fat is Bad!

 

Written by: Stephanie Chan; BS in Neural Science,
MPH candidate Suny Downstate school of public Health

 

When we hear the word “fat” in regards to food, we may automatically think that it is bad or harmful to our health. After all, why do so many people talk about low-fat diets or reduced fat options? However, not all fat is bad! In fact, your body needs fat to keep going and carry out your daily activities. This article will briefly discuss the different types of fat found in food and help you pick out the kinds of fat to consume.

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Cooking With Chef Nico

Welcome to Live Light Live Right cooking demo classes with yours truly Chef Nico. This class is designed where we can all share and learn with each other the benefits of healthy eating. It is an instructor lead class meaning it gives you and your family the opportunity to prepare a pre-planned meal every week resulting with you eventually mastering some of the basic tools used when creating healthier eating choices. So get your aprons out and your knives sharpened, because Lunch is about to be served.
If you would like to visit our archives and enjoy the recorded demos please feel free to visit our You Tube Home Page.

Healthy Cooking Demos

Live Light Live Right is delighted to partner with and promote, Healthy Cooking with Chef Karen Cherfils & Sous Chef Fiona Adams

Begins July 22nd through August 22nd

Every Wednesday at 5:30 pm

Every Saturday at 12 pm

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Live Light Promotes Healthy Dinner With Dr. Meseret Tena

Dr. Tena is a Pediatrician at Suny Downstate who works closely with the Live Light Live Right program.
She focuses on how to prepare easy, quick, and healthy meals at home. Whether you cook for one or a big family, here are easy recipes and cooking techniques.

For further information or to set up an appointment with Dr. Tena please call her at (718) 270-7694.

Meseret Meshesha Tena, M.D., FAAP
Director of Pediatric OPD at UHB (Suite D)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave Box 49

Celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness

Live Light Live Right is celebrating National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.  We want to showcase some of the wonderful events our children take place in to promote healthy living, such as trips to the Farmers Market, learning how to buy healthy groceries at Western Beef, and the importance of fitness.  To learn more about the award-winning work that we do at Live Light Live Right, please call 718-240-8125.