Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist 

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Fitness Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point in time. It’s impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Eating healthy for your heart is something everyone should try to do, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks. Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist – Presented by GREEN5 Supplements Your heart and food We know these things for sure – a […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Photographer Maxwell Alexander has a keen eye when it comes to integrating powerful emotions and visual imagery—an eye that often transcends dimensions and different mediums, prominently displayed in his new series of fine art sculpture photo prints on simplida.com. A few years back, Maxwell Alexander created a series of sculptures inspired by the idea of mind travel through the Universe. He initially planned to produce a commercial run of these pieces to sell as home decor. However, as he was pulled in multiple directions by the rapidly growing collective of Duncan Avenue brands, Max put his passion project on hold […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The real dangers of Picaridin – yet again, Big Pharma tricks consumers into destroying ecosystems.

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of the insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

The Real Deal from a Top NYC Dermatologist on Spring and Summer Skincare

The Real Deal from a Top NYC Dermatologist on Spring and Summer Skincare

(BPT) – As days are getting longer and temperatures are heating up, people are enjoying more time outdoors and this requires updating skincare routines for the months ahead. During the spring and summer, people are exposed to stronger UV rays from the sun and for longer periods of time, which makes it an important time to refresh daily regimens. Top NYC dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, M.D. shares advice for caring for your skin during warm weather months, so you can continue to look and feel your best — now and for years to come. 1. Safeguard against the sun You […]

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial - 2019 Kitchen Design Trends - Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends – Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Ah, Millennials, it warms my heart writing about Us – the most consciously awaken generation humans produced so far. We literally design the world around us in sync with Nature and the Universe. So what does it means to design a kitchen like a Millennial? Kitchen is the new Living Room As Millennials are awakening to the wisdom of the Cosmic Intelligence and taking into account the experience of the previous generations, we […]

Five Easy Tips on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY

Five Easy Tips for Men and Women on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY

While many may have thought of hair loss as an exclusively a male problem, the truth is that hair loss can affect men, women and even children. There are many factors that can lead to hair loss, heredity may be one of them. There are also some things you can do to stop the process, you can learn how to avoid thinning of hair. Five Easy Tips for Men and Women on How to Avoid Thinning Hair – Presented by Hebe Medical Spa, Fishkill, NY Here are some easy things you can do starting right now that may prevent further […]

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear

Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear for the Next Camping Adventure in the Hudson Valley?

Are you planning on taking a camping trip in the Hudson Valley? If this is your first time going camping, you will need to get camping gear to take with you, as you may not already own it. While your first impulse may be to head on down to your local sports store, did you know that you have another option as well? You do. In addition to buying your own camping gear, you may also be able to rent it. When it comes to determining whether you should buy your own camping gear or just rent the camping gear […]

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

(BPT) – Because of the pandemic, we’ve all experienced social isolation — the loss of close contact with family and friends. We’re feeling that isolation even more acutely during the winter season, when we typically get together with those we love. For older adults who have had to take extra isolating precautions against exposure to COVID-19, these losses have been magnified, and in many cases, they’re layered on top of longstanding disconnections. With 36% of adults in America age 50 or older and 17% over 65, it’s reasonable to assume that social isolation is widespread. A recent survey of U.S. […]

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – Fitness at Home with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Kettlebells are the latest craze now and for good reason too. Thousands of people report health benefits such as increased strength, fat loss and a general sense of feeling fitter ever since they started working out with kettlebells. Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist What’s really happening here is that more people are involving themselves in resistance training than before. This is probably due to the fact that it is a trend and people feel that it’s fun to jump on the […]

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You

4 Tips on Choosing the Right Perfume for You this Spring

With the thousands of fragrances on the market, it can sometimes be tricky to choose the one that is perfect for your taste, personality, the occasion, and other factors. 4 Tips on Choosing the Right Spring Perfume for You – by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Kelly + Jones Perfumes for Ladies and Gents – Vineyards and Beyond – Product Photography by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York Spring is here, so check out the following basic tips that you may find useful when choosing and even wearing the perfect perfume for you. […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the more free you become and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is ‘too much’? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this […]

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Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent

It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or “smell”), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose and be prepared for ordering perfume samples online. Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent – by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell – similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, […]

Working at Home? Time is of the Essence! New Book and Tips by Maxwell Alexander

Working at Home? Time is of the Essence! New Book by Maxwell L. Alexander

I’ve heard people say that the main reason that they want to work at home is because they can work only when they want to work. It IS true that you can set your own work hours when you work at home but it does NOT mean that you don’t have to have set work hours. A ‘hit or miss’ work schedule…or rather, the lack of any work schedule at all, simply will not work. Time is of the Essence! YOUR time! Working at Home? Time is of the Essence! + New Book Announcement by Maxwell L. Alexander, CEO, Duncan […]

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

(BPT) – Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. Research conducted late last year found that 86% of homeowners plan to continue gardening in 2021. Nearly half of respondents say they’ll be planting more and expanding their garden spaces this spring. With all that expansion and enthusiasm comes the need for inspiration and advice. Help for beginners One source provides both inspiration and advice, with […]

Follow These Beauty Tips For a Wonderful New Look

Follow These Beauty Tips For a Wonderful New Look

With our lives as busy as they are these days, one can only imagine how you can even manage to find the time to brush your hair in the morning. Between the kids, your job, and everything in-between, you may feel like taking time out of your busy day for a beauty routine is out of the question. This article will give you some easy beauty tips that won’t drag down your schedule and will leave you looking your best. Beauty is in the details, so you may have to spend a little bit of time on the small things […]

Healthy Ways to Manage Change

Everyone’s life has been impacted by the pandemic in one form or another. Some circumstances are resulting in significant life changes — and some of which may be frustrating, while others, liberating. If you’re struggling with change, there are concrete steps you can take toward regaining a sense of control over your life. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the pandemic has actually given new awareness to personal issues many of us have ignored in the past, which can create the perfect place from which to grow.  Work-Life Balance Some parents are juggling working from home and caring for and/or educating […]

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]

Hyper Influencer Marketing – How to Become a Powerful Social Media Influencer

How to Become a Successful Social Media Influencer

Being a social media influencer is not as easy as it looks. If it’s not that hard, then all of us will go ahead and do it to earn money. However, if everyone is already doing it, its financial value won’t be as much as it currently is. Becoming a successful social media influencer, on the other hand, is another story. It means that you already have a big audience and followers who support every post that you make. You can tell if you’re already successful if you already have thousands of followers and still growing. Reasons to be a […]

Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander

If you’re an athlete you do not face the same issues that the normal man on the street faces. Most people have a tough enough time staying disciplined with their diet and working out regularly. That’s half the challenge for them. Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach For the athlete however, it’s all about improving your game, bettering your personal best, functional conditioning for your sport, rest periods, HIIT and all the other variables that will make you a complete athlete. So how will […]

How to Create a Spa-like Experience at Home

How to Create a Spa-like Experience at Home

(BPT) – During stressful times, there’s nothing better than a little soothing self-care at a spa. If you aren’t able to go out to get pampered the way you used to, however, you can give yourself some TLC right at home. To help you create your own personalized spa experience, Nikki Miller, global director of KOHLER Waters Spa, offers tips for home self-care based on the relaxing treatments offered in their locations including at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin; in Illinois — and even in Scotland. Her primary advice? “First, create a ritual that suits you, and that makes […]

3 ideas for the perfect socially distanced road trip

3 Best Ideas for the Perfect Socially Distanced Road Trip

(BPT) – While it’s hard to know what’s around the corner, many travelers with wanderlust are thinking about heading for the horizon in 2021. And while travel may look different this year, there are lots of great socially distanced destinations on the map. Nokian Tyres is sharing some of the great places drivers plan to travel in 2021: Close the hood and head for Oregon Craggy coasts, vast volcanoes, lush vineyards, remote forests — it’s hard to match the geographical diversity of Oregon, making the Beaver State a cherished road trip destination. Eclectic Portland is a great home base. In […]