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Focus on Wellness

Photo: Joe with his daughter. By Joe Seitz I am always fascinated by how people respond to challenges. There are optimists, pessimists, different personalities, and all of the conditions of human fabric that make our life at times so beautiful, and so tragic. Much of life is about choices, and most of us know that…

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Pregnancy and exercise DO mix

Photo: Dr. Blair Green (right) and Dr. Kate Mihevc-Edwards. Roughly four million women give birth every year, according to the CDC, yet there is still a significant gap in information and resources for women whose bodies are undergoing massive changes. It’s time to empower women and make “uncomfortable” topics about pregnancy mainstream. “As physical therapists…

Cancer patients find spirit and strength at Inpower

Cancer patients frequently complain of overwhelming fatigue during treatment. For decades, the medical community recommended patients save their strength and rest during the course of treatment. But when personal trainer Laura Rosencrantz watched her active grandfather Leonard Schnitzer grow weaker each day as he succumbed to lung cancer, she started to question that conventional wisdom….

Anyone can exercise in water (even dogs!)

Seniors, arthritis sufferers, people with chronic conditions and those recovering from orthopedic surgery or injuries often consider water exercise a blessing. With the reduced weight on joints and the reduced risk of falls, virtually everybody can exercise in the water to increase their strength and flexibility, says Holly Howard, who teaches aquarobics and arthritis exercise…

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Race for Water

Arnold (“Jin”) Zidell has poured his mind, soul and wealth into Blue Planet Network, whose goal is as vast as the ocean: to bring safe drinking water to hundreds of millions of people in developing nations. Now he is dedicating his body to the cause. Never mind that it’s a 73-year-old body. Since August, that…

Krav Maga

Developed as a close combat technique by the Israel Defense Forces, Krav Maga was founded by Imi Lichtenfeld, who added street fighting techniques to his formal training in boxing and wrestling when he was faced with ethnic violence on the streets of 1930s’ Prague. After moving to pre-state Israel, he began to synthesize his skills…