New York City, NY

New York City, as the city that never sleeps, is the most walkable city in the United States, and one of the most walkable cities in the world. This also puts it at number one when it comes to use of public transportation and walking, which makes for some fit residents. New Yorkers are ranking at a lower percentage of obesity compared to the national average. Not only that, but New Yorkers have access to an array of the best resources in the country—from revolutionary weight loss methods, to the latest trendy health foods, celebrity trainers, and weight loss procedures. 

There is a fitness group for everyone, with plenty of trendy studios and every park in the city being used for meetups, from Battery Park, to Prospect Park, to the infamous Central Park. Whether kickboxing or dancing is your niche, there is a group of people looking to move their bodies and burn some calories the same way you are. Practice yoga in Bryant Park during cool summer nights, dance to get fit at West Harlem Piers Park, or grab your tiny human to join you for Parent and Me Yoga at Fort Tryon Park. The opportunities are boundless. Great fitness meetups can be found here:

New York City is not only home to bountiful fitness options inside and out, but the city also hosts the Annual New York City Marathon. Coursing through all five boroughs, it’s the largest marathon in the world. For races all year round, from 5Ks and 10Ks to half-marathons and marathons, visit: or

New York City also hosts an array of bariatric surgeons focusing not only on total wellness, but effective weight loss surgeries for individuals who have tried multiple weight loss strategies that haven’t been effective. The LAP-BAND System is a non-anatomy gastric banding procedure that is performed laparoscopically, making it different than other bariatric surgeries. This allows for a short hospital stay so patients can get back to their lives and weight loss journey quickly. Enter your ZIP code below to find bariatric surgeons near you that offer the LAP-BAND, an effective, safer and customizable weight loss surgery option.

Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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