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7 Tips for Making a Resolution That Sticks

So you’ve made yourself a promise. You told your friends and family, this is the year! You’re going to cut back on sweets, eat more vegetables and work out every day! That mini marathon you just signed up for is just a warm-up for the Tough Mudder, Spartan series race and the USAT Ironman championships in Hawaii you plan to …

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9 Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking, and Eating!

Fact: The greatest number of heart attacks occurs on the same three days each year. According to a study published in the journal Circulation, you are most likely to die from a heart attack during the winter holidays. Overindulgence is one key factor: over the holidays, we tend to overeat in general, consuming too much unhealthy fats and sodium. How …

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10 Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp

Looking for a summer program for your child that will allow them to have fun, make friends, be safe and develop new skills?  Be sure to ask any program you are considering these questions to ensure your child will have a blast and the program meets your needs for appropriateness and safety. What is the camp’s philosophy? Is it one …

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6 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Does Halloween start the downward slippery slide off of your health goals? It is easy to get derailed this time of year when so many holidays fall in succession. Every January, I see a spike in the number of clients trying to lose weight after a torrent of holiday parties and excess but it typically begins with Halloween. Here are …

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Jews Telling Jokes–Old and Otherwise

Who knows when Jewish Humor began? Nu, there is humor in the Torah and the Mishnah. Getting a little closer to home, American comedy would be very different if not for Jewish humorists. Here, in no particular order is a tiny sampling of the Jewish people who have made America laugh. See if you recognize any of them-Jon Stewart, the …

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Book Review: Truth Be Told

Jane Ryland is having a bad day. She is slogging through her current job as the only reporter for an online edition of the local Boston newspaper after her unfair firing from television news for refusing to reveal a source. While decidedly less glamorous, this job pays the bills, which is reassuring when she is covering the seemingly endless evictions …

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New JCC Fitness Specialist Is A Real Ironman

by Lisa DeHayes “Swimming for me is like trying not to drown for an hour,” says JCC newcomer and Fitness Specialist, Chad VanDerwall. Still, Chad has been hitting the waves a lot lately, training for his first full Ironman competition in Louisville later this month. The event includes 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and a full marathon, …

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RECESS is Coming to the JCC

by JCC staff Have you noticed that kids get more wiggly and less fit as the school day gets longer and the study load gets more intense? The demands of curriculum and performance standards create challenges in terms of what can fit into a typical student day. Unfortunately, it often means less recess and physical education when cuts need to be made in …

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JCC Farmers Market

by Katherine Matutes, Ph.D. I can’t decide what to eat first when I get home from my shift as the Market Master at the new JCC Farmers Market, each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We unpack the loot and start noshing. Everything is of course supremely fresh, but what grabs me most is how tasty everything is. The …

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In the Kitchen with Katherine

JCC Director of Health and Wellness, Katherine Matutes, Ph.D., CPT, RYT 200, is fantastic in the kitchen. Her recipes are simple, easy, delicious and best of all, healthy! Katherine’s specialty is getting kids excited about good food. Try the following recipe on grilled chicken, fish or hamburgers or turn it into an amazing salad by mixing it half and half with …

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