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Israeli-Style Fitness

By Orit Arfa

August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Maybe it's no Sports Club/LA in its luxury and beauty, but the Elite Sports Center at Tel Aviv University is one of the best sports clubs in Israel, with facilities and services that may... read full article

  • Exercise is Good for the Soul

    By Ilene Springer

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Maybe it's a stereotype, but Jewish people have always been considered smart. Not just by others but by themselves, too. We pride ourselves on making education a priority for our children. We encourage them to study, to go for the extra credit, and we imbue them with the value of...

  • Jodi Kalicki’s transformation

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jodi Kalicki's transformation from overweight single mother to fitness expert began late one evening as she sat in front of the television set sipping Coca-Cola and munching Cheetos in her mother's Reseda apartment. Despondent over her divorce and the failure of her recording career,...

  • Who Wants To Be an Expert?

    By Jane E. Brody

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Answers below:

    Women have about 10 percent more bodyfat than men. During intense training, this means they should_____ than men.

    1) do more situps

    2) drink more water

    3) rest more

    4) sweat more

    A male yoga master is called a yogi. What is a female yoga master called?

    1) Yogala

    2) Yogini

    3)...

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  • Getting Healthy

    By Lewis Kramer

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    With all of the different diets out there and all of the infomercials on TV selling exercise equipment, how do you decide where to begin? Start with knowing what's important in order to achieve good health and what's not.

    Important:

    Your diet and the total calories you consume each...

  • Adding Zeal to the Golden Years, Simply

    By Jane E. Brody

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Americans are now living about three decades longer than they did at the start of the last century. But for far too many older Americans, the so-called Golden Years are tarnished by diseases that seriously undermine the quality of those extra decades -- diseases that with tools now...
  • Better Davening Through Yoga?

    By Jason B. Kohn

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ida Unger's Yoga Garden studio in Santa Monica seems a far cry from a synagogue. Sticky mats in place of pews; oak beams above instead of an Eternal Light; open space and sunlight where a temple would have an ark. Yet for Unger and the many Jews who come to study Yoga with her, the...
  • A Diet You Can Live With

    By Burt Prelutsky

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It seems like only yesterday that everyone who could possibly afford it made sure to consume a lot of eggs, milk and red meat. In my case, come to think of it, that was yesterday.

    It's not that I'm unaware of the part that nutrition plays in one's overall health. It's not even that I...

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