Roller Hockey Heroes: A Bit Gray at the Temples, But Full of Passion

Posted on 23 October 2013

Though the New York Islanders will soon abandon Nassau Coliseum in favor of the Barclays Center in hipster Brooklyn, in the 1970s the team grew to be a hockey powerhouse and the pride of Long Island, culminating with the Islanders first Stanley Cup win in 1979-80. That same year the unsung US Olympic hockey team bested the USSR in a legendary Cold War match up. And in the Long Island suburb of East Northport, a group of boys was paying close attention … and they were inspired.

Triathlon Training: Race Ready

Posted on 16 January 2013

By Claire Walla When it comes to triathlons, “the biggest mistake people make is jumping in without being prepared,” said triathlete Richard Izzo. He should know. The 21-year veteran who coordinates two well-attended races each year, speaks from experience. “I made all the mistakes you could possibly make,” he said of his first triathlon in [...]

Leaping Out of a Plane—For Fun

Posted on 19 August 2011

It isn’t often that someone tells you you might die.  And actually mean it. I’m sitting inside a tiny trailer right next to the lone stretch of concrete that encompasses Spadaros Airport and I’m watching the image of a middle-aged man, totally unremarkable except for the two-foot-long auburn beard that’s invaded the bottom half of [...]

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Going Down Wind

Posted on 17 March 2011

By Georgia Suter “It’s like you’ve been to another planet. You’re on your own, you’re on the water, it’s a peaceful environment…a total mind-body experience,” says Rick Drew. Paddle boarding, a surface water sport, has been consistently gaining momentum since its origin in Hawaii in the 1940’s. The sport, which involves standing atop a long [...]

So, Was Pythagoras a Yogi?

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Emily J Weitz These days you can’t walk down the street without seeing a yoga mat slung over someone’s shoulder. You can’t sit on the Jitney without someone opening up Eckhardt Tolle or another author applying Eastern philosophies to our western lives. This growing trend in western culture has given a lot of people [...]

Health Tips From the Ancients

Posted on 16 March 2011

Start each day with a quiet reflection or a contemplative walk. Pythagoras believed that people needed to take time each morning to center themselves before engaging with others. “It was essential to not meet anyone until their own soul was in order and they were composed in their intellect.” Take several minutes each evening to [...]

Eating Fresh With Steve

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Stephen Hamilton I was taught the art of short-order cooking when I first came to New York as a young actor in the late 1970s. I worked a number of small kitchens up and down Columbus Avenue, learning to handle a chef’s knife and a soup kettle and how to make delicious foods that [...]

To Sleep, Per Chance For Good Health

Posted on 16 March 2011

Edison, Ford and Jobs: the visionaries who brought light, cars and computers into our lives in a way no one could ever have imagined. They’re re also the same guys who have us up nights; their innovations freeing us from nature’s norms. But, we humans have to sleep. According to Southampton Hospital’s Dr. Howard Sklarek, [...]

On The Wind: Sporting Sails

Posted on 16 March 2011

Soaring and gliding has long been the domain of birds, squirrels, kite-flyers and windsurfers. A new product, sporting-sails, brings that experience out of the sky, off the water and onto land, its parachute-like material developed to allow wind-riding on skateboards, skis and snowboards. The rules for using sporting-sails? Pretty simple: Fasten lower straps snuggly around [...]

Such Simple Fun: Pooh Sticks

Posted on 16 March 2011

The best exercise is something anyone can do, even a Pooh Bear or an Eeyore. While walking across a bridge in “The House at Pooh Corner”, Winnie the Pooh inadvertently drops a fir-cone he’s carrying off one side, seeing it fall into the stream below and then drift out on the other side. Rather than [...]