Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Practically every gym promises to make you better, faster, stronger—but St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Centers are a bit different. “We offer medically based fitness centers,” said John Graham, senior network administrator for fitness and sports performance, “and we take an individualized approach to enhance the health and wellbeing of our clients.” The center... »

Finding His Strength Again

Finding His Strength Again

In his prime, Paul Ferency of Forks Township was a 6’5”, 350-pound wall of muscle—and he knew how to use it. “I was among the top 5% of people on earth when it comes to strength,” he says. This might seem like an exaggeration, until you learn that Paul competed in 54 world championship matches to determine the world’s strongest man, played in Scotland’s Highland Games (... »

Sun Safety 101

Sun Safety 101

We’re just weeks from the official start of summer—and while we’re all excited about backyard cookouts and beach trips, all that time spent outdoors means your sun exposure is at its peak. Why should you care? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more skin cancer cases are detected each year than all other types of cancer combined – and its incidence is increasi... »

Saving for College: Why You Need a 529 Plan

Saving for College: Why You Need a 529 Plan

Is college on the horizon for your kids? If so, you’ll probably face some extreme sticker shock when confronted with the bills. The average cost of a four-year private college was $35,260 for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the College Board. But on the priciest end of the spectrum, you could pay up to $60,000 per year. You should obviously be saving, but simply so... »

Bucket List: 5 Fun Things to Do With Everyone in Your Family This Summer

Bucket List: 5 Fun Things to Do With Everyone in Your Family This Summer

Most of us have packed schedules, so a week-long getaway to a vacation spot hours away is unrealistic. But you don’t have to sit at home either. Instead, consider grabbing your family and day-tripping to one of the Lehigh Valley’s many adventure- and culture-filled destinations. There’s something for absolutely everyone. Who said a staycation had to be boring? For the Wate... »

Raise Sharp Kids With Music

Raise Sharp Kids With Music

We hear so much music in a day—on TV, at restaurants, blasting from car stereos—that we often take it for granted. But from time to time, it’s good to remind yourself just how amazing it is. After all, no other species on the planet makes music!  “Music-making is one of the activities that make us distinctly human,” says Paul Murphy, PhD, chair of the music department at M... »

Protect Those Peepers!

Protect Those Peepers!

It’s often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But in reality, eyes are the windows to knowledge. As kids, they’re how we learn about shapes, colors, letters, numbers—and the limitless ways in which they can be combined in the world around us. But not every child is graced with perfect vision, and that can lead to difficulties around the home, in the classroom,... »

Orthopedic Care – Patient Success!

Orthopedic Care – Patient Success!

For years, Leslie Warren of Bethlehem had been an avid gardener and motorcyclist. That is, until sharp pain in his hip started interfering with his activities. “Getting on and off the bike started to bother me,” he recalls. “Then it became painful just going up and down stairs. I consider myself to be a tough old bird, so I just sucked it up and kept going.” »

Senior Services

Senior Services

“Aging gracefully, in place” is everyone’s goal. Fortunately, St. Luke’s University Health Network offers many convenient programs to help us accomplish that. Here’s a quick look at three of them. »

Get Your Tail on the Trail

Get Your Tail on the Trail

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and also get exercise is by visiting any of the dozens of exceptional hiking trails available to us locally. Don’t be fooled, just because they’re largely referred to as hiking trails, most of them are also perfect for walking, decompressing from the work week, and taking in the scenery. One of our favorites is Lehigh Parkway. Wit... »

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