OnSite Fitness Magazine Features JCCs

OnSite Fitness, a magazine that follows the nonprofit fitness and aquatics field, highlights several great programs at JCCs in its June/July issue.

What a Ride!

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy Shechinah … what a ride’…and by the way ‘Who let the morning people run things?’” -Rabbi G. Rayzel Raphael

We Are What We Eat

For your own and your family’s health, buy fresh foods at a farmer’s market or the supermarket and avoid packaged and processed foods such as fast food. Packaged and so-called convenience foods are much higher in sodium and fat content. The best thing you can do for your family’s long-term health is to learn to cook [...]

It’s the Berries

Did you know…that blackberries have the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food? They are delicious on cereal or as part of a fruit salad. Blueberries ain’t bad either.

Words to Ponder

“Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up at the steps; we must step up the stairs.” -Vaclav Havel

Let’s Take a Walk

If you’re feeling gloomy or bored, go for a walk. A short walk almost always makes you feel better. Researchers from Northern Arizona University found that just 10 minutes of moderate exercise — a brisk stroll, for instance — both improves your mood and re-energizes you. Walk in the suburbs and note what your neighbors are planting [...]

It’s Not What You Eat, but How Much

Surprise! One serving of pasta means just 1/2 cup of cooked pasta. That’s not a lot. Most restaurants serve a dish with two cups of pasta–that’s four servings. How much ice cream in one serving? Way less than you get in a sundae.  Get in the habit of not cleaning your plate when you go out to eat. Ask to take [...]

Recycle at the Office

Did you know that every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil. Set the printer so it prints on both sides. Use the back of old documents for scrap paper. Separate paper from trash.

Is Your Desk a Danger Zone?

Simple changes to your chair and monitor height, keyboard/mouse placement, and getting a headset instead of cradling your phone in your shoulder can make a big difference in your neck and back comfort. Your keyboard and mouse should be low enough that they do not cause discomfort in your wrist or elbow, and your monitor [...]

Bring Back Meatless Monday

Meat is an energy-intensive good. Think about all the energy it takes to grow the grain to feed the cow or chicken and then bring it to market. Some people say if every American gave up meat just one day per week, it would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions as much as taking eight million cars off the road. Wow! And [...]