Life

Feeling Down, Anxious or Irritable? Try These 3 Tools

November 14, 2013, by

When was the last time you felt really good, happy and content? Many of us experience periods of emotional distress. The three tools of gratitude, acceptance and self-compassion can help us bring more peace and joy into our lives. (1) Gratitude According to research, being grateful increases our happiness. Begin your day expressing appreciation to

New Resource for Jewish Genetic Information Launched – GeneSights.com

November 13, 2013, by

The Program for Jewish Genetic Health, a joint initiative of Yeshiva University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, recently launched a new online educational resource called the GeneSights Jewish Genetics Online Educational Series, to educate people about the various genetic health conditions that affect the Jewish community. The website, www.genesights.com, is free to registered

The Miracle Cure-all is Strength Training

November 13, 2013, by

When we think of exercise, many of us automatically think more about aerobic exercise than anything else. After all, it is very important that we exercise our heart and lungs most days of the week and walking is something that almost anyone can do, it isn’t that hard to fit it in and it costs

Eating Less When Eating Out

November 4, 2013, by

Sixty or seventy years ago, eating out in a restaurant or buying takeout food was practically nonexistent in our community. A kosher eatery was very rare in those times, most people probably weren’t able to spend any extra money on what at the time was an extravagance. Even in the non–Jewish world, the idea of

Mindful Eating

October 21, 2013, by

When we formulate a food plan, we focus on our food intake. But learning how to eat mindfully while enjoying and savoring each bite of food is just as important.

Starting Over Again—Yet Again

September 30, 2013, by

Every January 1st, we hear about the New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships soar at the beginning of the New Year, yet by March, the dropout rate at gyms is astonishing. The initial excitement slowly evaporates and we are all back into our mundane rut and bad habits. So how do we get out of the rut and really make the necessary changes?

A Time for Change—Get Inspired!

August 20, 2013, by

It begins with small but consistent steps that eventually turn into a new existence. Everyone can make a small change here and there in order to change their quality of life and overall health for the better.