Life

Spring Into Action!

May 12, 2014, by

Winter is finally behind us, and what a winter it was. This past winter was record breaking everywhere. Jerusalem saw its heaviest snowfall in over 100 years. A double-barrel polar vortex brought daytime temperatures in parts of the United States to -30° F twice in December and January. Snows fell well into March on the

How to Fuel Up Properly

May 7, 2014, by

Now that you exercise regularly, you probably have experimented with eating before exercising. Perhaps you have tried not eating at all before your workout but found you didn’t have enough energy to complete your session. Maybe you ate too much right before your session and suffered stomach cramps and felt your legs get heavy. When

Too Tight

April 30, 2014, by

Feeling stiff? Well, you probably are too tight, even if you don’t feel that way. Whether you are sitting all day or doing some motion with any part of your body repeatedly, such as walking, the odds are that your muscles and connective tissue need to be stretched out. People who read my columns or

The Dynamic Doctor Duo: A Couple with a Mission

April 25, 2014, by

Drs. Peter and Laurel Steinherz are not only married to each other—they’re married to a common calling. For over three decades they’ve worked in tandem, helping cancer patients survive in the face of seemingly impossible odds. They met at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He loaned her his textbooks and his dissecting kit—they married soon

Getting Younger as You Age

April 24, 2014, by

I remember my grandfather turning 60 and thinking that was really old. Now it happens that my grandfather was very young at heart, but nevertheless, in those times, 60 was perceived as old. How times have changed! Life expectancy has increased greatly over time. Life expectancy in Israel is now close to 82 years old.

Getting Through Pesach

April 8, 2014, by

It’s that time of year again- the holiday season. Perhaps nothing is more challenging than getting through Pesach with your health and weight intact. As daunting and challenging as this may seem, a few little tricks and just a little self-discipline can get you through virtually unscathed. There are essentially three areas where we all tend to

Mid-Life Cravings: The Chocolate Challenge

April 2, 2014, by

If you are a middle-aged woman and find yourself dealing with food cravings, welcome to the club. Statistics say that just about 100% of women report regular food cravings. And unlike men, women may also experience sleep difficulties and seasonal depression. Ladies, it’s not just that you have different hormones than men. Your hormones have

Vitamins and Supplements — Do We Need Them?

March 27, 2014, by

Some call them the magic bullets. They come in various shapes, sizes and colors. Sometimes they can get expensive, depending upon exactly what you are buying. More than 50 percent of Americans buy and consume vitamins and supplements. Around the world, more than 68 billion dollars is spent yearly on them. They are often thought

It’s Your Heart—Take Care of it!

March 20, 2014, by

People who exercise can get so carried away with building muscle that they can easily forget that if the heart isn’t working right, not much else is going to matter. Your heart is a fist-size muscle located in your chest. Depending upon your level of fitness, it beats about 90,000 to 100,000 times each day

Purim! Is that L’Chaim Worthwhile?

March 12, 2014, by

If you are thinking of drinking more than a little bit on Purim, then it might be a good idea to give this a careful read! Isn’t it a wonderful custom that we have?  We take a small shot of whisky, say “L’Chaim” and swig it down.  According to Rabbi Shraga Simmons of Aish HaTorah,