Sunday a week ago, Jack LaLanne did the unthinkable - he died. One of the founding fathers of physioculture, the ebullient strongman who embodied the benefits of exercise and a prudent diet proved once again that no matter how virtuously we live, none of us is getting out of here alive. The mortality rate is the same as it's always been: 100 percent.
Art Carey: More than 20 years ago, Riva Johnson played field hockey and lacrosse at Cherry Hill West High School. In her junior year, Johnson switched to cross-country and track. Once she got married and became a mother, running was relegated to something she used to do.
Like many physicians, Jeff Greenspan was less than conscientious about minding his own health. As he entered his 50s, he could feel the pounds accumulating around his waist, but he was reluctant to step on a scale for confirmation. He was feeling achy, irritable, and lethargic, and he shrank from taxing physical tasks.
Anna Beresin is one of those lucky souls whose work is play - in more ways than one. She so enjoys teaching at the University of the Arts, where she's an associate professor of liberal arts, that, for the most part, it doesn't seem like work at all. At the same time, the subject of her research as a social scientist is play itself. She is
Bob Kay was not planning to reform his diet. He was just lazy. Fourteen years ago, when a live-in relationship broke up, Kay became a full-fledged bachelor. Making big meals for himself was too tedious and time-consuming, so the busy psychiatrist began feeding himself by nibbling, noshing, and grazing. In short order, the practice became habitual.