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Health Clubs

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

Getting in Shape Doesn't Have to Be Such a Drag

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Why have we made exercising -- at least the way we do it in the places that have come to be known as "health clubs" -- such an awful experience? If we're going to redefine success to include well-being, we also need to redefine getting in shape to include mental and soul fitness.

Writing a Muscular Mystery

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've always been making up stories about people I see, whether in restaurants, malls, parks, theaters, wherever. hat's just how I see the world, or the many worlds within this world. One of those is the enormous health club that I've belonged to for 20 years.

Seriously, Do We Really Need Health Clubs?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Even though I'm over fifty, I still groan at the vivid memory of high school gym class which, for me, was an exercise in torture.

The Truth About Health Clubs

Paul LaRosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul LaRosa

The truth is that health clubs have been lying to us all these years. They show pictures of the perfect specimens with bodies to die for and scream, "if you work out at our club, you too will look this way."

Adulthood Quiz: What Can You Live Without?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As we grow older, it's worth reflecting now and again on what we need in our lives to make us happy and what we can do without.

Public Libraries: Community-Based Health Clubs for the Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Libraries are taking on a new mission to help promote cognitive health in their communities and using the concept of brain fitness.