Category: CY Health

  • Big Arms and Aging: The Ever Popular Ric Drasin, host of Ric’s Corner on YouTube is Back to Talk that and More

    For weight training enthusiasts, maintaining big arms as one begins to enter midlife and beyond, makes for an interesting topic. There is no one better to talk about that than golden age bodybuilder and frequent CYInterview guest Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric's Corner is back to discuss that subject, as well as reflect on some golden age bodybuilding stories. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. Speaking of big arms, Ric told us during our discussion that bodybuilding legend Dave Draper once told him, "Don't over train your bicep. It'll turn into a peanut." Having big arms is often a goal, stated or not, of people who lift weights.

  • Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig and Writer/Blogger Taylor Rae Share their Insights and Wisdom About: Baby Boomers and Millennials, the Digital Age, Social Media and More

    The dizzying pace of technological innovation has impacted virtually everyone in our society. Baby Boomers and Millennials are two demographic cohorts which have each been affected by technology, in particular ways. For a discussion about that, as well as how both of these groups relate to each other, we welcome back nationally known psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig and compelling writer/blogger Taylor Rae, for an interesting discussion on these topics. Some of the areas covered in our conversation include texting and passive aggressiveness, social media’s impact on socializing and how the generation's viewpoints differ, as well as what they share in common and so much more. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this discussion.

  • Keeper of the Bodybuilding Faith, Ric Drasin, Host of the Popular YouTube Show Ric’s Corner is Back: Talks about Working Out and Injuries, His Illustrations and His Book The Time of My Life

    Some people head to the gym for a workout every day. Lamentably, some of those folks will end up hurting themselves during their workout. What might possibly be some ways to avoid hurting yourself in the gym? To gain some insight into this topic, we welcome back none other than bodybuilding legend, former pro wrestler and the host of the popular YouTube show Ric's Corner, Ric Drasin to answer that question. Mr. Drasin and featured columnist Jay Bildstein have an interesting discussion about working out. Back in the day, Ric spent time training with bodybuilder supreme, Hollywood box office star, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as countless others at the legendary Gold's Gym. Ric has the kind of experience, when it comes to working out, that most of us will never have.

  • Guardian of Bodybuilding’s Golden Age, Pro Wrestling School Owner/Teacher/Wrestler Ric Drasin Comments on Goldberg Getting Into Ring for Wrestlemania 33 after Decade Plus Layoff, More

    With WrestleMania 33 tomorrow, one of the card’s headliners, Bill Goldberg, spoke recently about the challenges of coming back to professional wrestling after a 12 year layoff. Goldberg will be taking on Brock Lesnar, at the event, for the WWE Universal Championship. To comment on the impact of getting back into a professional wrestling ring after more than a decade absence, we welcome back pro wrestling school owner/teacher/wrestler Ric Drasin for some analysis. Beyond professional wrestling, the host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner is also a bodybuilding legend, actor, author and artist among other talents. In this segment, which featured columnist Jay Bildstein takes part in, Ric also gets into his recovery from knee replacement surgery, as well as sharing an interesting story involving his good luck.

  • Your Brain and Athletic Activities, Plus Booze and the Brain: Compelling and Knowledgeable, Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back With Insights, Bio Hacks, More

    When it comes to our brains, how much we move and what we eat and drink has a powerful impact on them and strongly affects our mental functioning. When it comes to movement, a recent article on US News’s website How to Prevent Athletic Injury by Training Your Brain talked about how we can use our brains to prevent injury while working out. To discuss this and more, we welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier to delve into how we can all be more mindful when it comes to partaking in athletic activities. Dr. Willeumier has provided us with a list of five bio hacks that people might want to consider when it comes to their athletic endeavors. As far as what we eat and drink, Dr. Willeumier goes into detail about how alcohol has a negative impact on the brain.

  • Time for a Mental Spring Cleaning? Nationally Known Psychotherapist, Dr. Robi Ludwig to the Rescue; You Can Now See Robi on Facebook Live!

    During the springtime, some of us partake in that activity known as spring cleaning. It involves going through things in our house that we do not need and, depending on its condition, throwing it out or donating it to charity. In essence, it is about taking stock of our material universe. Though we may be able to organize our physical setting, what about giving ourselves a mental spring cleaning? This would be taking stock of our own lives and ridding ourselves of the people and things that have a negative impact on our lives. From deleting people from our phones we no longer wish to communicate with, to ridding ourselves of negative contacts on social media, to changing our eating habits and getting more exercise, all of us need some type of emotional spring cleaning.

  • New Knee’s Nice: Classic Bodybuilder Ric Drasin Fills Us In on His Surgery

    Bodybuilding legend, pro wrestler, author, actor and the host of Ric's Corner on Youtube, Ric Drasin is now in his eighth week of recovering from knee replacement surgery. After having the operation, Ric revealed to us he wished he would have had the surgery years ago. Though he says his first few weeks recuperating have been challenging, he states that the surgery was worth doing. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for our latest segment with the golden age bodybuilder.

  • Doctors Taking Patients Food Shopping? Energetic and Insightful Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Back to Discuss that and More

    An article on CBS LA's website titled, Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients was published recently. The piece took a look at how some doctors are taking their patients to the grocery store to shop for healthier foods, as an alternative to prescribing medicine. Various studies have shown that improving eating habits can lead to improved heath and diminished challenges to the well-being of a host of people. A particularly important question is how best to get people to change what they eat. To speak about this topic, we welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier. Kristen focuses on brain health and has experience when it comes to diet and exercise. She has conducted weight loss classes with former NFL players, within the context of improving brain health. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment.

  • Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig Back: Talks Realistic Romantic Expectations, Keeping Love Alive, Her Projects, More

    Last week, couples across the world celebrated Valentine’s Day. But how does a couple make Valentine’s Day happen every week? To answer that question, we welcome back nationally known psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig. From the Oprah Winfery Show to Larry King Live to Today and a host of other shows, Dr. Ludwig has provided insight into a variety of psychology and related topics. When it comes to relationships, Dr. Ludwig provides us a good perspective on what a long term relationship is and how not every day is going to include a romantic dinner, flowers or chocolates. By having realistic expectations, yet working to keep romance alive, we can enjoy stronger more fulfilling relationships. During our conversation, Robi revealed to us that she is currently working with the online dating website ourtime.com, as well as other interesting projects.

  • Our Favorite Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back: Discusses Pre-Super Bowl 51 Events, Former New York Jets Great Mark Gastineau’s Health Challenges, More

    A few weeks ago, Dr. Kristen Willeumier had the opportunity to attend some pre-Super Bowl 51 events in Houston. While there, the neuroscientist met some NFL players. Above, you can see a picture of her with former Buffalo Bills star Thurman Thomas. We welcome back Kristen to talk about her experiences at some of the events in Houston, leading up to Super Bowl 51. Speaking of former NFL players, it was recently reported that New York Jets great, all-time team sack leader, Mark Gastineau was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Willeumier provides us her thoughts on Mr. Gastineau and the challenges he faces. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this CYInterview.