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Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

As a teenager, Jason Jerome played football and ran track at a large public high school in Aurora, Illinois. But while many varsity players dream of becoming world-class athletes, Jerome worked his way up the ranks to become a world-class strength and conditioning coach for professional and Olympic stars instead. And now he’s in Buffalo. Jerome is the director of ath…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

“What’s the best investment option for my money?” Investment advisors are frequently asked this question, and most agree it’s comparable to being asked, “How big of a house should I build?” There’s no simple answer and no one-size-fits all solution. Experts say to begin with some soul-searching. “The ‘best option’ depends on a few variables, such as when the inves…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Your garage band has been dreaming of a national road tour for awhile, but you’re flat broke. You think your new invention will make you the next Mark Zuckerberg, but you have no way of financing it. Just a few short years ago, projects like these may have seemed impossible. Today, the Internet, social networking and limitations of traditional financing have given way t…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Many of us fondly remember our magical summer camp experiences — sitting ‘round a campfire in the dark next to a new friend, learning a new skill, just reveling in the joy of being young. But it’s more than just having fun; experts say the experience of summer camp can help children grow in beneficial ways. “Having some structured playtime is important,” said Penny S…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

At a time when complaints about stress and busyness are as ubiquitous as long drive-thru lines for your morning latte, it’s no wonder that more people — especially women — are seeking spiritual retreats. Whether it’s a weekend steeped in prayer or five days of intensive yoga and meditation, retreats offer a much-needed respite from urgent texts and emails, the demands of c…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

A cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong, pickleball originated at the home of Washington congressman Joel Pritchard in the 1960s when he and a friend were forced to improvise with random sports equipment. The most widely accepted theory of the name’s origin is that the family dog, Pickles, would often scamper off with the ball. Whatever the source, the name — an…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

There is something special about dogs. Their fur absorbs human tension, their feet announce the coming of a friend, their tails celebrate seemingly insignificant moments, and their eyes see the good inside every person. They can’t talk, but they sure can listen. Having a dog nearby makes almost everything better. That’s the premise behind therapy dogs, special volunteer…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Does it really matter what you wear when you work out? Well, sure. As sweaty and gross as you feel by the end of a session, looking good as you go is an emotional lift. After all, who wants to see herself do overheard presses in a ratty old T-shirt? And isn’t it better to catch a glimpse of your muscles flexing in cute running tights? Plus, quality workout-wear st…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

When a new year dawns, words like “change” and “resolutions” are frequently batted about, usually regarding our physical health. But what about our state of mind? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there were an estimated 43.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with a mental or emotional disorder in 2014 – that’s 18.1 percent of all …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Just as Buffalo is shedding its downtrodden image, so too is the local restaurant scene moving farther away from the sort of greasy, artery-clogging pub food that brought the city international culinary fame. In fact, the latest crop of new and recently-opened restaurant are on par with those in much larger and trendier cities: ethnic foods from across the globe, unique cu…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

With the post-holiday dent in the couch – and potential travel to warmer climates looming – it may be time to take stock in your exercise routine. But it can be challenging to find a workout or gym that excites you. Equally stressful is deciding where to invest your money - especially when some workout programs can run up to $100 per month (or more), depending on what you’…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

On Christmas Eve, Art and Toni Christy surround themselves with families they’ve never met. The owner of Frontier Catering and his wife spend Christmas Eve preparing dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo, a home where out-of-towners can stay while their children are being treated at local hospitals. The Christys plan a dinner with all the u…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

As children, most of us are taught not to run away from our problems. Now one local organization is teaching young girls to run through them. Girls on the Run, a 20-year-old national program with chapters around the country, came to Buffalo in 2010 following a conversation between running buddies Meghan Cavanaugh, program director, and Katie Joyce, council director, abo…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

In this harried era of modern parenting, much of our free time is spent watching children’s organized sports, gymnastics or dance classes from the sidelines. As for our own fitness, we might squeeze in a quick trip to the gym or jump on the treadmill for 20 minutes — if we’re lucky. Exercising as a family? Not so much. However, with a little thought and effort, quality …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

We know the importance of the “three Rs”: reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. But what about music? Art? Theater? Dance? As U.S. schools shift heavily toward common core subjects like math and ELA, these right-brain subjects are increasingly on the chopping block. Yet studies show that exposing children to arts and culture plays a critical role in their development. “Resea…