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  • Let’s Move, Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 19, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Let’s Move!, the campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States led by First Lady Michelle Obama, was announced in early 2010. One year later, Israel founded a similar program following the success of its American parallel, aimed to promote a more active and healthy way of...

  • The power of two

    January 31, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Lee Shoag is the kind of husband who tells his wife he loves her wrinkles.

    Barbara Shoag says her husband’s excess pounds mean she has more of him to hug.

    But when the Reform Jews from Long Beach, both 74, took a whitewater rafting trip several years ago and found themselves...

  • Ask Sima - Part IV, Which One’s Better?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 30, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Q: Chia seeds or Flax seeds?
    A: Both are fabulous, but chia is just a little better. Chia packs more fiber, protein, and omega 3′s tan flaxseed. Chia also makes a great thickening agent for soups, sauces and marinades. Use it in place of flour or cornstarch. It’s also great in...

  • 5 Simple Ways for Any New Mom to Lose Baby Weight FAST!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 26, 2013 | 6:16 pm

    First of all, congratulations to Kim and Kanye on the birth of their beautiful new baby, North! We all know that childbirth is a joy-filled experience, but most moms struggle with getting their pre-baby body back, and Kim will certainly be no exception. It might seem that celebrity...

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  • Dying to be Skinny | What’s Really Going On?

    By Nicole Behnam

    June 25, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Will becoming skinny really make us happier? The amount of times my girlfriends and I have concluded that losing weight was the answer to our problems is truly outstanding.

    Every time I hear someone say “I feel so guilty” after enjoying a meal, a combination of pity and disgust...

  • 10 Fun and Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer… Without The Gym!

    By Sima Cohen

    June 24, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    You don’t have to train like an athlete to get fit for summer. These very simple calorie burning exercises are perfect for getting that summer body, and you can do them all without going to the gym! All activities are calculated for a 140 pound woman performing the activity for at...

  • How to Get the Perfect Toned Butt

    By Sima Cohen

    June 21, 2013 | 11:09 am

    Your glutes are the largest and strongest muscles in your body. They consist of three different muscles: gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and gluteus maximus. These three muscles work together to abduct, rotate and extend the hip, and strengthening them can improve your posture and...

  • How to Feel Full Without the Cupcake

    By Arielle Adelman

    June 14, 2013 | 11:29 am

    Are you one of those people that never had to worry about what you ate, or how you looked, and now you can’t figure out why you hate looking in the mirror? Or are you one of those people that has struggled her whole life with a desire to be skinny?

    Let’s face it; most of us have...

  • Ask Sima - Part III, Is Spot Reduction A Myth?

    By Sima Cohen

    June 7, 2013 | 11:59 am

    “Is spot reduction a myth?”

    First, let’s define spot reduction. Spot reduction is the idea that if you work a specific muscle group, you will significantly decrease the amount of fat in that area. The most common example is the idea that doing crunches will help you get a six...

  • What the Heck is Life & Wellness Coaching, Anyway?

    By Arielle Adelman

    June 6, 2013 | 10:03 am

    “What is a healthy diet?”

    “Is juicing good for me?”

    “Are carbs bad?”

    These are common questions I hear from clients, friends and people all over the internet. The truth is that there is NO SINGLE RIGHT ANSWER. If anyone is trying to give you a definitive answer then be...

  • Why Diets Suck

    By Sima Cohen

    May 6, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    1. THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL!
    If you are a living breathing female human being you've tried at least one fad diet in your life. And chances are you've tried dozens. There’s no shame in starting a diet! The fact that you want to get in shape and get healthy is awesome. The problem...

  • Ask Sima

    By Sima Cohen

    May 4, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    I get a lot of health and fitness questions from friends, clients, and fellow parents. When it comes to losing weight, it's amazing how much people truly don't know, and we're constantly bombarded with "information" - most of it not true - that can be misleading and confusing....

  • 8 SUPER FAST Ways to Lose Weight for Summer

    By Sima Cohen

    April 17, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    Believe the hype! Fast ways to lose weight do exist! In fact, you might be surprised at how many quick, effective ways to lose weight quickly there actually are. All you need to do is read and implement:

    1. Prepare Your Own Meals
    Preparing your own meals is the #1 step in fast...

  • Bathing in Sound

    By Michelle Azar

    April 17, 2013 | 11:26 am

    I lay on my mat at OMKAR 108 YOGA in Culver City this past Sunday being sung to by the buttery voice of Prandithi. I hear the Sanskrit words I have grown to love. The sounds of the consonants I have learned, the rich tones from the Tibetan bowls resonating in my chest, and the...

  • Happenings

    By Michelle Azar

    April 10, 2013 | 10:32 am

    I miss matzah. I actually miss it.  One would thing a week that dry piece of cardboard might be enough, so it makes me wonder… what am I really missing? The “food” itself or the surroundings?

    This Passover was spent with family, ALL family really, from the newly born to the super...

  • Good carbs and bad carbs

    By Arielle Adelman

    April 2, 2013 | 4:49 am

    The trendy notion that you should be eliminating carbs is just that: a Trend. The truth is that you need carbs to metabolize properly and function at your best, so avoiding carbs completely is a bad idea. However, there is a such thing as good carbs and bad carbs.  A “good” carb is...

  • Nutritionist: ‘Eat to Win’

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    March 28, 2013 | 5:59 am

    We know that a cheeseburger, fries and a soda are not the healthiest of choices, but what about the sushi rolls you had for lunch? A typical roll contains the carbohydrate equivalent of approximately two and half to four slices of bread. 

    Registered dietitian Rachel Beller...

  • The P90X of Yoga Has Arrived

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    August 16, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    Check out my review in The Huffington Post on The Ultimate Yogi here.

  • Around the pole in Israel

    May 15, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Pole dancing as a modern sport connects the world of dance—jazz, ballet and cabaret—with acrobatic exercise. The pole serves as the base to perform different acrobatic acts of varying levels of difficulty. Regular exercise clothes are worn, not the sexy revealing garb many...

  • Your sedentary life is getting old

    January 26, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    One of the best anti-aging activities you can do for your body is exercise. For years, it has been widely accepted that we start getting slower, weaker and more fragile with age. But more recently, this has been proven otherwise by studies on the cellular process of aging and the...

  • Israel, U.S. postpone joint anti-missile exercise

    January 15, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    The United States and Israel have delayed a major joint anti-missile exercise against a backdrop of heightened tensions with Iran.

    Sources in both countries said that the exercise, the largest of its kind, would be delayed from its planned spring date until the summer at the...

  • Classes bring a bit of shul to yoga

    June 28, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    In a dimly lit room overlooking Santa Monica’s bustling Third Street Promenade, prayers set to electronic music float between bodies in motion. Barely audible over the melodies are the deep exhales of students.

    “Shabbat Shalom,” said Zach Lodmer, walking around the room....

  • Mind, body and sole

    By Orit Arfa

    June 28, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    The Grinberg Method, named for its Israeli founder, Avi Grinberg, is described as “a structured way of teaching through the body.” But a better way to explain it is through an example. Let’s take a universal source of anxiety that most women can relate to: waiting for the guy...

  • An Open Letter to Ilana Angel

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    The

    Backstory

    :

    I wrote a post called You Should Get Skinny which suggested in its most reductive form that to date in a certain pool of men, you have to get thin.  (I hope you read the nuances to this premise in the post here before proceeding because a lot of the debate misses my...

  • Date Down or Slim Down

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 14, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Yes, I Still Think You Should Get Skinny
    So as you may know, a while back, I posted a blog about why I think you should get skinny.  You can read it here.  It was reposted as the “this” on Jezebel which you can find here.  And since then, I’ve been taking in what has been a...

  • Chicken nuggets vs. my kids school lunches, Oye Vay…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 11, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Today my 11-year-old son, Tyler shared a very interesting conversation that he had with his classmates.  It started during lunch time when he pulled out a peanut butter with bananas, and honey sandwich on whole grain bread.  After Tyler was done with it, he pulled out carrots,...

  • Active living is the key to successful aging

    December 18, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Dr. Roger Landry wishes senior citizens would stop acting their age. Landry, president of Masterpiece Living, LLC, a consulting firm for senior communities that emphasize healthy aging, observes, "Nothing in our DNA dictates that we can't stay vital into old age. We need to adopt a...
  • Lighter me, lighter wallet

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 22, 2008 | 7:20 pm

    Who knew that losing weight would be so expensive?

    Vegetables and fruit cost more than McDonalds. Weight Watchers costs money. A 24-Hour Fitness membership costs money. And, worst of all, buying new clothes in a smaller size costs money.

    I know there are ways to get around that. I...

  • Jewish women change their destinies by testing for genetic mutation

    By Julie G Fax

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Erika Taylor didn't want to know whether she had the breast cancer gene.

    "My thinking was I would never get a prophylactic mastectomy," Taylor, 44, said of the idea of removing her breasts as a preventive measure. "I just thought it was horrible thing to do to myself, and if I...

  • Women’s Heart Health 101

    By Jenny Stamos

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Surprise, cholesterol isn't all bad. Your body uses it to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that aid digestion. But that doesn't mean you should make a run for the turkey bacon. That's because your body makes all the cholesterol it needs on its own, without any extra-fatty...
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