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Dr. Shahzad Ahmed, a board-certified cardiologist, trained in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, has joined Lower Bucks Hospital’s BMC Cardiology Practice LLC. Dr. Ahmed has advanced specialization in coronary interventions, peripheral... Read more

Here I am walking the streets selling advertising for our June issue. My cell phone goes off, magazines falling in the rain puddles. I answer and it’s my long time friend from South Philly. Read more

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St. Mary Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to successfully use a LOTUS Edge™ Aortic Valve System during a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure outside of a clinical trial. The St. Mary Heart and Vascular team of... Read more

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Functional trainers are really great for resistance training for strength, hypertrophy, speed power and endurance. Read more

Poppy’s Greengrocer Opens This Spring A 4,000+ square foot, independently-owned local food market is heading to the Delaware Rivertowns this Spring! Poppy’s Greengrocer will open its doors at 415 York Road in New Hope, PA and plans to up-end the... Read more

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There I was, going off to pick up some art work for my customer’s ad that was running in our next issue. It was a good hour drive and by the time I got there, for sure I had to use the rest room. Read more

You’re sitting in a doctor’s waiting room and watching the clock tick…15 minutes pass…20 minutes…35 minutes…you have so much to do today and you’re on time for your appointment. What is taking so long? You must find out what is going on with that... Read more

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St. Mary Medical Center Is the First in Bucks County to Implant Optimizer Smart System, a New Device Designed to Help Heart Failure Patients Read more

I recently had a fun interview with Jerry Mathers (Theodore Cleaver) who grew up in America’s living rooms when he starred as “The Beav” in the iconic television series, Leave it to Beaver. Read more

Holistic health is something I’ve thought little about, so I was not ready for the immediate calming effect of a sunset mural making me smile as I walk through the door of the Peace Valley Holistic Center. I know right away that this was not a... Read more

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I can’t begin to tell you how much fun these are! Okay, at first, they may seem to feel a little awkward but not for long. Read more

Take it in Stride

Strider

Here I was on my way home on a flight from Florida feeling a little claustrophobic and frightened as we take off into a major thunderstorm with high winds. So, I try to ignore what’s going on and reach for SkyMall Airline Shopping magazine from the pocket in the seat in front of me. Opening the pages I came across the Street Strider: an exercise device that combines the benefits of jogging, skiing, and cycling. All my thoughts immediately switched over to this Street Strider. I was anxious to find out where to get one of these and test it. SkyMall said, “free,” so I made sure to grab it on the way off the plane. Upon landing and getting into the airport I searched on my phone for their Website. I then emailed to find out where I could test one. It turns out that you just put your zip code in the website and they give you a list of demonstrators near by. My connection was 58-year-old Randy Cohen from Chalfont. Randy is a real nice guy—all ready to meet and give me a demonstration. We met at a park in Chalfont. He was already there riding around on the Street Strider in the parking lot. He leaned from one side to the other looking like he was having the time of his life. He introduced himself and began to tell me all about the Street Strider and how he got involved with it. He told me how the Street Strider actually changed his life and how he looks forward to his three day a week routine. I asked Randy if it was true that you could burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. The Skymall airline shopping magazine article I read emphasized this. Randy showed me his target meter and sure enough, one hour and six minutes showed up, and he burned a little more than a 1,000 calories. Randy was very helpful and detailed and showed me how to begin riding the Street Strider before I jumped on it. So, I hopped on this cute three wheeler. It was the model 8R—the most popular one they carry. The arm and leg motions came naturally. It felt a little awkward and wobbly at first, and I had a difficult time turning until Randy gave me further instructions. I soon got into the flow, and it became smooth and it felt like running, biking and skiing without any impact. I could feel it working the arms, legs, core, and back at the same time. The Street Strider feels like an elliptical that moves. So, here I was working it in first gear allowing me to move freely. I then switched a higher gear, up to four, which kept me more focused. I caught myself using my legs more than my arms. So I tried to use a combination of my arms and legs which made more sense or should I say common sense. By this time, I was having a blast! And I was getting what Randy was showing me! The Street Strider works the core area quite nicely. To turn you have to shift your weight from one side to the other which is great for those oblique muscles. It ‘s durable. Its beauty is that you can also use it indoors. With a trainer stand, it can be turned into an indoor elliptical machine. How neat is that! Definitely a good pick. Need I say more? For more information visit www.streetstriderdemo.com. And as with any other form of exercise, always consult your physician before using the Street Strider.