Health Notes: Let your healthy habits meet you at the check-in desk
Health doesn’t have to take a holiday
With all the decadent food options, most of them anti-diet, in New York City, Midtown’s Affinia 50 wanted to give its guests an easy way to reach for a healthy option. The hotel, which just completed a total renovation, has partnered with local juice brand Love Grace to offer one- or three-day cleanse packages. Love Grace’s Green Sunshine lives up to its name, erasing a long day of running around with each sip, while the Longevity Tonic packs a cayenne-fueled kick to boost metabolism. Rates start at $248 per night; to book, go to www.affinia.com/50 and use promo code CLEAN1 or CLEAN3.
Snacks at your doorstep
Metro’s nutrition columnist is expanding her empire. Joy Bauer has launched a subscription line of non-GMO and gluten-free treats called Nourish Snacks. Each box contains five varieties, all less than 200 calories per serving, and costs $12.50 weekly. You can also submit your own recipe suggestion online, with a $1,000 prize if your snack is chosen. For more information, visit www.nourishsnacks.com.
Work out to support health research
Sweat for a good cause in Union Square Park next month. Register online City of Hope’s Fit & Fearless Fitness event on June 1, and the class fee will go toward cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS research. Classes range from $80 to $350. Visit the event’s CrowdRise funding page to register.
No texting for 911 help yet
You may have heard that you can now text 911 in an emergency, but that service is not available in the five boroughs yet. Though the four major telecoms — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — have pledged to provide the service beginning last week, it is up to individual 911 call centers to become capable of receiving text requests for help, and that hasn’t happened yet for New York City. Also, while you can make free 911 calls even if your cellphone doesn’t have a service plan, you must have a data package to text in an emergency.