Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
Everything is beautiful at the ballet -- and may be useful as everyday exercise
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Even if Mother Nature and her cousin Gene (i.e., genetics) have made other plans for our bodies, it is no surprise that so many of us covet a dancer's form. Besides the fact that it does look great in fashionable clothing, what else is not to love -- ballet offers sharper balance, graceful movements, lean muscle, speed and endurance. Though...
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At age 54, Esther Goldberg has danced in front of 46,000 people at a sold-out Phillies game and behind a casino bar wearing little more than a see-through mesh shirt over a sparkly bra. This is what Zumba can do to an otherwise mild-mannered masseuse and yoga instructor from Northeast Philly. If you haven't heard about Zumba yet, Goldberg and...
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Shoe business: What road warriors wear that works out
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Whether you call them sneakers, "tennies" or gym shoes, athletic shoes have come a long way from whatever you (or your parents) wore to the high school or middle-school P.E. class. In the last century, the basic rubber-soled utility shoe has proliferated into sub-breeds for every conceivable team sport, as well as more current fitness phenomena, such as speed-walking, aerobics...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
People are constantly asking me about the best and quickest way to shed excess fat. Your body type, age, fitness level, use of certain medications and dieting history all play a role in determining how "easy" or "how many obstacles" will be in the way to achieving a more slender body. Since the dawn of the fitness movement back in...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
t's been several months since you made your New Year's resolution to start an exercise program; you're doing it and feeling good about yourself. Nothing is going to stop you this time! Unfortunately, life has a way of throwing us a few curve balls. It happens to all of us. I recently spent several weeks helping my parents move into...
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