Health & Wellness

Emmy's Journey to Parkinson's Connection at the JCC

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in Philadelphia on October 1, 2010. It was almost two years after I had noticed worrying symptoms of a left foot that seemed to be slapping the ground as I walked and a very slight tremor in my left leg. First, I spent a…

Continue reading
What is holistic health and how can we approach heart health holistically?

by Shelby Kwartler, Katz JCC Certified Wellness Coach Holistic health is a way of thinking about health that considers the whole person – not just their body, but also their mind and spirit. For generations, great leaders and thinkers have considered the relationship between our mental, physical, and spiritual health.…

Continue reading
New Katz JCC Walking Club Called My Name

By Lisa Simon Nugiel, Katz JCC Member & CEO of SPRYTE Communications. Late last year, as I contemplated my unoccupied public relations agency in Center City and likely at least another year of working from home, like others who have been fortunate to not succumb to the coronavirus, I thought about…

Continue reading
Virtual Yoga 101

Have you always wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure where or how to start? In this 4-week virtual beginner class you’ll learn the basics including proper alignment of basic yoga poses to stretch, strengthen and build flexibility, as well as meditation skills and breathing techniques to calm the mind…

Continue reading
Virtual Yoga 101

Have you always wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure where or how to start? In this 4-week virtual beginner class you’ll learn the basics including proper alignment of basic yoga poses to stretch, strengthen and build flexibility, as well as meditation skills and breathing techniques to calm the mind…

Continue reading
Virtual Yoga 101

Have you always wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure where or how to start? In this 4-week virtual beginner class you’ll learn the basics including proper alignment of basic yoga poses to stretch, strengthen and build flexibility, as well as meditation skills and breathing techniques to calm the mind…

Continue reading
Virtual Yoga 101

Have you always wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure where or how to start? In this 4-week virtual beginner class you’ll learn the basics including proper alignment of basic yoga poses to stretch, strengthen and build flexibility, as well as meditation skills and breathing techniques to calm the mind…

Continue reading
Building Bones for Osteoporosis - Virtual

What is osteoporosis?  Oxford’s English dictionary defines it as a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Learn how to work out to improve bone density, balance and strength with…

Continue reading
Building Bones for Osteoporosis - Virtual

What is osteoporosis?  Oxford’s English dictionary defines it as a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Learn how to work out to improve bone density, balance and strength with…

Continue reading
Building Bones for Osteoporosis - Virtual

What is osteoporosis?  Oxford’s English dictionary defines it as a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Learn how to work out to improve bone density, balance and strength with…

Continue reading