Health and fitness tips, interviews with Jewish athletes past, present and future and perspectives on the Chicago sports scene.
Five tips for making incremental health improvements to your routine
The Chicago Sky sparked my interest when I found out that their president was Adam Fox, a nice Jewish guy from the Chicago suburbs.
Imagine you’re in a room full of at least 50
Jewish professionals listening to a presentation. You bend down in your suit
and a terrifying ripping noise surprises your ears.
An interview with David A. Goldstein, author of Alley-oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land.
I hate that most children’s menus list chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, or buttered noodles. No wonder most kids are vegetable-opposed.
I have covered Jewish pro wrestlers, swimmers and others, but never have I interviewed an arm wrestler.
Obesity in children is reaching epidemic levels. The combination of video games, tablets, reduced funding for gym programs, and abundance of sugary treats is partially to blame.
Who shaves in the steam room at a gym? Come on now! Yes, this article is a rant about gym behavior.
Although I cannot promise you stellar Fantasy Football tips, I can give you hints of where to look for progress among the NFL’s many MOTs.
And how to fix them
Created by a local Jewish entrepreneur, this tool aims to soothe tight muscles, exfoliate your skin and even help with hair removal.
I’ve finally started to move it, move it, walk more and -- get this -- occasionally go for a hike.
A guide to smart exercise for new members of the 40-plus club
Here is a progress report on some of the key contributors to Team Israel’s World Baseball Classic run.
In my mind, Alex Jacobs is the coolest guy in sports. First, he has now been giving the title "Mastermind," which is usually reserved for fictional characters.
The obvious and hidden reasons Team Israel’s success in the World Baseball Classic is good for Israel and American Jews
My old workout attire was cut-off t-shirts and old cargo pants or shorts I’d owned since high school.
One of baseball's most charismatic characters is the Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. But in the 1990s, there was another Jose Bautista, and he’s Jewish.
Body weight exercises having been making a huge comeback. There are many benefits to training this way.
Podlesh, who played seven full seasons in the NFL with Jacksonville and Chicago, is a Super Nintendo-loving, big-legged, former fourth round pick.
When JCC Chicago announced the Marvin Lustbader Center for Health, Wellness and Fitness was opening in Northbrook (practically my neighborhood), I had to check it out.
The death of our friend reunited our fantasy baseball league
I am not sure there is a better role model for young Jewish kids in any sport right now than Jon Moscot.
I have observed over the past 10 plus years of living here that Cubs fans are hardcore and possess an intrinsic Jewish value, the value of hope.
As my Cub fandom has deepened throughout my life, so too has my Judaism, and it has become clear that my identity as a Jew and my identity as a Cubs fan have a lot in common.
Some things you grow to love over time. Some things you are born into. For me, being a Chicago Cubs fan is the strongest combination of both -- and then some.
Three Simple Steps for Getting in Shape
It has been a horrible season for White Sox fans, but it is Brad Goldberg who gives me hope.
Just as we are captivated by the swimmers of
Team USA at these 2016 Rio Games, we were glued to our televisions over the
past few Olympics watching Jason Lezak become one of the most decorated
swimmers, Olympians, and Jewish athletes of all time.
How Dwyane Wade’s return to Chicago might have an even bigger impact off the court.
These young Jewish athletes are on the cusp of making it big.
If you are not getting the fitness results you want, think about what you can do differently.
I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Nobody will ever be better than Michael Jordan.
These four health tips, hacks and tricks are easier than starving yourself or “detoxing.”
I turned around and headed for the registers, passing by the chips, cookies, and -- wait a minute -- out of the corner of my eye was the candy aisle.
Some of it had to do with my recent cable-cutting, but I also don’t remember a Bulls team that I was less excited about.