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December 28, 1990 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-12-28

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Voted Detroit's Best — Monthly Detroit
Home of the Workout Poster



10 Classes: S-5.0-ifft


15 Classes: 42700-


20 Classes: -6-81ff


1 Month Series Card: Wee-
3Month Series Card: --2418700 - .... 169.99
Month Series Card: --34-5110- .... 299.99




1 Year Card: -566700-

S.W. Cor. of Telegraph at Maple


Try our new


Offer must be purchased by January 10, 1991

10 Exercise Classes
for $25*


Gift Certificates available
on any price series.

We pride ourselves on the highest quality instructors in town.

New People are those who have never exercised with us
or haven't attended our classes for six months. One sale
series purchase per person: offer must be purchased by
January 10, 1991.

A new choice for the frail elderly

Independent Living with
Supportive Services

A new caring alternative for
the frail elderly is now
available at the exciting new
and elegant West Bloomfield
Nursing and Convalescent

• Deluxe semi-private or private
mini suites all with private
baths and a beautiful view of
a courtyard or wooded

Town Center Plaza with a
It's called Independent Living •
snack shop, beauty salon,
with Supportive Services. It's
flower and gift shop and an
the choice between
old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
independent living and skilled
nursing care for the elderly
• Fine dining in an elegant
person who needs the
dining area with meals
essentials of living such as
prepared by an executive chef
housekeeping service, meals,
and served by a courteous,
laundry service and
friendly staff
medication, if needed.
Licensed nurses are on duty 24
• Exciting and varied activities,
hours a day.
planned and supervised, to
Residents in this program can
keep residents involved and
enjoy a relaxed, elegant
atmosphere that includes:
Honor us with a visit. Weekdays 9 o.m-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

An Affiliate of William Beaumont Hospital

tal thy 6445


• Pastoral and weekly Sabbath

services provided by Rabbi
Moshe Polter

West Maple • West Bloomfield, Ml

Phone: 661-1600

A Shuffle A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
Dancing ISN'T For Kids Only!

• Tap
• Jazz
• Ballet





in Tiffany Plaze

Northwestern & 14 Mile

Death By Broccoli

Continued from preceding page

on an empty stomach, won't
give most healthy people any
problems. But those who take
the drugs over the long term
— arthritis sufferers, for ex-
ample — may risk iron-deple-
tion anemia from the minor
but steady internal bleeding
the drugs cause. Don't mix
these drugs with other things
that are hard on your stom-
ach, particularly coffee, fruit
juices or alcohol.
Anti-coagulants. The drug
warfarin (Coumadin, Panwar-
fin, Sofarin) is frequently
prescribed to stop the develop-
ment of blood clots. Besides
broccoli, other foods rich in
vitamin K, including turnip
greens, lettuce and cabbage,
can handily undo the
usefulness of the drug. If
you're taking such drugs, eat
no more than a few helpings
of these foods a week and
avoid vitamin K supplements.

Asthma medications. A bal-
anced*diet is important while
taking the standard asthma
drug, theophylline. According
to one study, children wheez-
ed more often when the drug
was combined with a high-
protein diet. Many
asthmatics now take a kind of
theophylline designed to
disperse throughout the bo'dy
slowly over the course of a
day. When this drug is taken
with food, however, par-
ticularly fatty foods, a large
proportion of the whole day's
dosage can rush into the body
at once. This phenomenon,
known as dose-dumping, can
cause irregular heartbeat and
even convulsions. Unless your
physician advises otherwise,
take the drug with water on
an empty stomach.
Alcohol. You'd be wise to
ask your doctor or pharmacist
how any drug you take gets
along with alcohol. If in
doubt, don't drink. Here's just
a sampler of the trouble
alcohol can cause: It can add
dangerously to the effect of
barbiturate sedatives. Com-
bined with nitroglycerin,
often prescribed for heart pa-
tients, it can lower blood
pressure to dangerous levels,
causing dizziness and even
unconsciousness. With aspi-
rin, it can cause excessive
stomach bleeding. In com-
bination with the diabetic
drug chlorpropamide (Diabi-
nese, Glucamide), it can cause
nausea and flushing — as the
elderly dinner party guest
was surprised to find out.

When you get a new pre-
scription, ask your doctor or
pharmacist about any possi-
ble food interactions — par-
ticularly for long-term drugs.
If you follow a non-standard
diet — the Pritikin very-low-

fat diet, for instance, or a
high-calcium diet for osteopo-
rosis — mention it to your
prescribing physician.
Tell your doctor if a drug
seems to upset your stomach
or seems to have an erratic
If you take more than one
drug — including over-the-
counter potions like antacids
or laxatives — let the pre-
scribing doctor know about
all of them.
If you're taking a drug
without any problems, don't
suddenly change the time you
take it in relation to your
meals. And tell your physi-
cian if you plan to change
your diet dramatically. This
includes cutting back on cal-
ories, fat or protein; stopping
or starting vitamins; chang-
ing the amount of fiber in
your diet; and dramatically
increasing or decreasing your
intake of a particular food.
If you are over 65, follow the
above instructions rigorously.
It's easy to confuse the symp-
toms of drug-induced nutri-
tional deficiencies lethargy,
bone pain, confusion — with
vague signs of old age. ❑

Reprinted from IN HEALTH
magazine. Copyright 1990.

Fitness Goals

It's lunchtime and you have
to attend a meeting rather
than your regular fitness
workout. You think it doesn't
matter because you can
always exercise tomorrow.
But tomorrow comes and you
have too much work to do.
More days go by and you
haven't worked out;
something keeps getting in
the way. You really enjoy your
exercise time and how you
feel afterwards, but you just
do not understand why you
are not as motivated as you
once were.
Any number of factors can
contribute to changing fitness
habits, reports the President's
Council on Physical Fitness
and Sports. One possibility is
that you did not establish a
clear direction or goal for your
program. Realistic goals pro-
vide focus to an exercise pro-
gram.They help you get from
where you are to where you
want to be.
The goal setting process is
the same for physical fitness
as it is for personal and pro-
fessional development. At-
tainable goals help you
understand what it is possible
out of many available options.
Establishing goals brings in-
to focus how your current
fitness status relates to your

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