New York is Home to a Plethora of Health Movements

The state is popularly known as the “city that never sleeps” and is home to a whopping 19.4 million people from different walks of life hence one of the reasons why they are pacesetters. Change they say is constant and can be seen in all walks of life from lifestyle, industries, technology, and health. The health sector in America has witnessed a couple of changes and New York isn’t left behind.

Plethora of Health Movements
Fig: Plethora of Health Movements

One can say that the theme of these new health movements that are being witnessed in New York is pro-activeness. New Yorkers are now fully imbibing the health is wealth slogan and realizing that to hit your full potentials in your career or business as well as life in general then top priority needs to be giving to health. With statistics showing that 46% of Americans have a chronic disease, the time can’t be better to take their health into their hands. We would be taking a look at some of these new health movements that are quickly rivaling conventional medicine in terms of effectiveness.


More and more individuals are subscribing to exercise routines as it has proven to be a key way to curb lifestyle diseases such as obesity, stroke, heart disease among others. From simple routines such as road work, jogging, running the treadmill to more complex tasks like engaging in sports, completing a gym routine and more have all proven to be of immeasurable value to those who persist. The keyword here being consistency.

Combining exercise with diet has proven to be vital in losing and controlling weight, exercise increases blood flow and improves the oxygen level, reduces blood pressure and blood triglyceride levels thus reducing the risk of heart disease. It also decreases blood sugar levels reducing the chances of type-2 diabetes. During exercise, the body secretes dopamine and adrenaline that helps reduce stress and aids mental health, thinking, and better judgment.


This is another effective health tool that is helping people get better results, dieting has to do with regulating your food intake under medical supervision as well as eating healthy to address particular health needs especially obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases. One of the key use of dieting is to lose weight, as this helps drop the probability of old age illnesses like rheumatism and heart disease. Fat individuals are placed on a diet of more fiber, vegetables, and fruits and are encouraged to avoid processed foods as these are less in calories and they only get the needed amount of calories.

A healthy diet helps reduce the chances of cancer as well as better manage diabetes. One of the advantages of dieting is that it is specifically tailored to meet your body’s needs, as recommendations are made based on what the body lacks and food that can bring that addition. Statistics showed that 92 million Americans had at least a type of cardiovascular disease that can be changed if they made better life choices such as eating healthy.

Alternative Treatment:

Alternative treatment is also known as holistic health and incorporates conventional medicine, diet, exercise, environmental measures, attitude, and lifestyle modifications which not only look to cure the patient’s current illness but prevent its future occurrence by introducing non-invasive remedies and improving an individual’s life force. This is why New Yorkers are taking a specific interest in holistic health as it has a huge chance of reducing health casualties. Popular alternative treatment procedures include yoga, aromatherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy among others.

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that combines physical, mental, and spiritual activities into helping the individual become more healthy and fit. It has proven to cure pains and help people sleep better. It improves flexibility helping stiff muscles relax and stretch. It helps build muscle strength thus reducing the chances of rheumatism and arthritis. It also helps the body posture and allows all supporting structures of the body to stay erect. It further helps improve respiration, helps maintain body metabolism, reduce weight, and improve athletic performance.

Aromatherapy is the use of natural oils and plant extracts to improve the body and mind. They can be used through inhalers, lotions, face steamers, and more. It treats headaches, soothes sore joints, fights bacteria and fungus, and boosts immunity. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine where needles are inserted into the body at specific points and various depths. It curbs pain, better helps blood flow, and decreases the probability of stroke.

Cannabis Treatment:

Since its legalization, New York has quickly embraced the use of cannabis medically as a form of treatment. The New York medical marijuana program has grown immensely in the past year seeing a growth rate of 128% when 37,000 patients were added to its medical marijuana program, this was a result of the addition of chronic pain as qualifying conditions. Cannabis has been proven as a treatment for anxiety, pain, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and many more. Thus helping them to be more productive.

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