The 2014 Winter Olympics provided much-needed positive role models, and shone a spotlight on physically fit, active athletes. We need more of these role models because we’re inundated on a daily basis with unrealistic, unhealthy images of what we’re supposed to look like. [Read more…]
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Myth #1: “If I exercise, I can eat whatever I want.” [Read more…]
If you’re not enjoying winter and its multiple visits from the polar vortex, or you’re feeling stressed or depressed because spring seems far away, how about taking a trip into the calming world of meditation? [Read more…]
To what lengths would you go to lose weight? [Read more…]
Why do we tend to gain weight in the winter and how can we avoid it? [Read more…]
Now that cannabis is legal, I’m not too worried about my kids experimenting with the drug when they’re of age. I hope that by the time they are mature adults, conversations about cannabis will have become normalized.
We need to normalize conversations, not consumption. This means making it clear to our children they can come to us with questions, but not necessarily to light up together! They might want to know what it feels like to be high or question why people use drugs in the first place. Honest answers will help gain the trust of our children, but it’s OK to maintain some boundaries. [Read more…]
Author Gloria Schwartz will discuss her new self-help book entitled Personal Best: Train Your Brain and Transform Your Body for Life. Gloria is a personal trainer at the Soloway JCC, writes the Focus on Fitness column for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, and is a motivational speaker. Hear how she transformed herself in her 40s from an unmotivated and out-of-shape couch potato to a fit exercise enthusiast and half marathoner. She’ll share some deeply personal and inspiring stories about her journey and discuss her practical 7-Point Plan for Success.
This event is free. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
In this motivational workshop, personal trainer and Ottawa Jewish Bulletin‘s Focus on Fitness columnist Gloria Schwartz will describe her journey from being sedentary, unhealthy, and overweight to lean and fit. She’ll provide tips and strategies from her 7-Point Plan for Success from her upcoming book entitled Personal Best: Train Your Brain and Transform Your Body for Life. Gloria will help you begin your own journey so you can achieve your personal best in physical and mental health.
No baseball player wants to hear “strike three” when the bases are loaded. No student wants to hear the teacher say, “We will be handing back tests from the highest mark to the lowest!” No congregant wants to hear the clergy say, “I am almost finished!” And no member of Ottawa’s Jewish community wants to answer the phone and hear, “Hi, I’m calling on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign.”
We have an almost visceral response to fundraising calls, especially from Federation. It engenders all of our prejudices about the cost of being Jewish. Synagogue dues are always too high, especially for those who attend and participate infrequently. Membership fees at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC) are too steep compared to other fitness centres, and day school tuition and supplementary school costs are outrageous, especially for those ambivalent about Jewish education.
The 2019 Annual Campaign is underway and I asked Director of Development Micah Garten – in the spirit of transparency, he is my son – to respond to some frequently heard questions and comments that may be heard as excuses to under-contribute or to avoid contributing. I don’t know if the answers represent official Federation policies or are the responses of one individual, but they provide us with insight into the concepts underpinning the notion of communal campaigns. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A group of leading Orthodox rabbis met with the Israeli army’s chief of staff to complain.
According to Israel’s Arutz Sheva news website, the rabbis told Gadi Eisenkot on Tuesday that the growing ranks of female combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces are creating an immodest environment. They demanded changes to accommodate observant male soldiers. [Read more…]