| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Oprah Winfrey's secret: Turns out Oprah has a half-sister she never knew about it; after meeting last fall, the two reunited, of course, on her show. [Washington Post] Jack LaLanne dies: The ground-breaking fitness guru, who paved the way for our modern...
| May 10, 2010
"I haven't done this since the eighth grade, so be gentle with me." Those were my first words to William, a personal trainer, at our first session.
And I wasn't kidding. I had avoided sports and sport-like activity all my life, including televised...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Jan 31, 2011
Jack LaLanne was an incredible showoff, and with good reason.
If you can do 1,033 push-ups in 23 minutes at the "over-the-hill" age of 42, then by all means show yourself off. If you can swim more than a mile through the strong currents of Long Beach...
| May 30, 2011
This is all Jack LaLanne's fault.
He was the epitome of pushing your body to the limit, and he inspired many to find out what they were physically capable of regardless of age. Jack's example got me thinking about testing my middle-aged body, and I've...
| Jul 25, 2011
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever!
If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage.
A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone...
| Dec 10, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 6 - 12, in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Matt Damon. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kate Hudson; Aretha Franklin. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA......
| Aug 17, 2009
Denise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get moving. For more than 25 years, the San Pedro native has watched the fitness world transform, cheerleading along the way. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in...
| Nov 8, 2009
To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise.
That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth.
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...