Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Early!

Making New Year's resolutions can be a daunting task. There is a ton of pressure to make a positive change in one's life as the new calendar year begins.

The top resolutions made by Americans include losing weight, getting into shape, quitting smoking or drinking and reducing stress. Sound familiar? We've all been guilty of making one or more of these resolutions and not keeping them. According to a recent resolution study, only 52% of the participants felt confident in their ability to stick to their goal, and only 12% actually succeeded.

But below, we're outlining some easy tips to help all of us set New Year's resolutions and reach them successfully.

1. Don't overdo it! Setting too many goals at once, or setting a goal that's too lofty (ex: I'm going to run a marathon in 4 weeks) may actually hurt your chances of success. You should challenge yourself, just not sabotage yourself.
2. Be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up for getting off track a little, or eating that one brownie. Persistence is key, not negativity. Also, try rewarding yourself for reaching small victories.
3. Set your own time table. Try making your resolutions early, like around Thanksgiving. Making your own schedule will help you feel more in control of your resolutions.
4. Tell everyone about your goals. Letting your friends and family know about your resolutions will give you a large support system. They can keep you accountable, so accpet their help.

Use these helpful tips and setting your "Any Time of Year" resolutions can lead to a successful lifestyle change. If you have any question about living a healthy lifestyle, feel free to contact Empire Health and Wellness Center at 518-690-4406 or visit our website at

Friday, November 20, 2009

Attention Runners!

For all the runners out there, mark your calendars for a must-attend seminar!

Empire Health and Wellness Center's very own Brendan Sullivan, PT and Bill Milhizer, PT will be leading an informative talk entitled "Strength Training for Runners," on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.

The seminar will be held from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, located at 155 Wolf Road.

For more information about this great, educational session or to RSVP please feel free to call EHWC at 518-690-4406 or visit our newly updated website,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Healthy Travel Tips

As Turkey Day and the holiday season fast approaches, many of us are gearing up to hit the road and the friendly skies to visit friends and family or get away on a vacation.

For a lot of people, traveling is already a stressful and uncomfortable necessity and the last thing they need is more anxiety or to get sick! So below, we have outlined several tips for travelers to stay healthy while driving, riding and flying to their destinations.

1. Stay hydrated. Drinking water keeps your system "flushed" and working smoothly and also gives you energy.
2. Eat right. Try bringing nutritious snacks for your trip like fruit, veggies, crackers or trail mix. Also, refrain from eating heavy meals as they can make you lethargic and uncomfortable.
3. Exercise! Travelers should get up and move around every hour or two. Try walking up and down the aisles of an airplane, or walk around the rest area when driving. Movement can decrease sluggishness, muscle stiffness and even digestive problems.
4. Prevent stressful situations.To ease the mental strain of holiday travel, remember to plan ahead as much as possible. Pack well in advance, leave for the airport earlier than usual, plan for unexpected delays or problems and make back-up plans in case of emergencies.

These are just a few ideas for easing the stress and discomfort of holiday travel. Feeling fatigued, sick or stressed out can ruin the excitement of that special trip for the whole family. If you have any questions about this blog or our healthy travel tips, please feel free to contact Empire Health and Wellness Center at 518-690-4406 or visit our website at

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Open House Success!

Empire Health and Wellness Center would like to thank every member, guest and friend for attending our annual Open House last Thursday and making it a success.

We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet with potential new members and also mingle and catch-up with current and past members. The food was great and our Wii Boxing Match between Brendan and Bill was even better! (Check out the video below!)

We would also like to say a great big thank you to our Empire Health and Wellness Center staff for making this event such a hit! We couldn't have organized this event without each of you - so thank you.

If you attended the EHWC Open House and would like to share your thoughts (good or bad) , let us know! Send us an email or any photos you might have taken, we'd love to hear from you.

Check out our video from the open house here!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

EHWC Open House Tomorrow!

Empire Health and Wellness Center wants to remind you that our annual Open House is tomorrow and everyone is invited!

The Open House will be held tomorrow, Nov. 5 from 5-8pm at our office, located at 8 Century Hill Dr. Suite 201, Latham.

Join us for refreshments, tours of our facilities, demonstrations of our fitness equipment and Nintendo Wii Fit (which is good for regular exercise and rehab) and a chance to mingle with our amazing staff. We also have great door prizes for several lucky attendees.

Everyone from old friends and new members to those interested in physical or massage therapy, living a healthy lifestyle or learning more about EHWC is welcome to join us tomorrow!

For more information, feel free to visit our new website, or give us a call at 690-4406. See you there!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Check out our new website!

We are so excited to announcing the launch of our new website!

At you can access our blog, Feel Fit for Life, read the latest news and information, and learn all about physical and massage therapy and Empire Health and Wellness Center.

From our site, you can also connect to us via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and Youtube.

Visit our site now and let us know what you think!