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Life

It’s Over—Now What?

October 29, 2019, by

Our sukkahs are down and the yamim tovim are now behind us.  Hopefully, we had a lot of simcha and quality time with our families.  Undoubtedly, we also took liberties with the amount and type of food we consumed.  And we did this at a time when we are less active than usual.  Obviously, that

The case for the flu vaccine for flu season 2019-2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people ages 6+ months should receive the flu vaccine.  In other words, this includes babies, toddlers, school age children, adolescents, young adults, pregnant adults, middle-aged adults and older adults.     Why is the flu vaccine important for your children and you and your

Good News on the Exercise Front

August 27, 2019, by

Updated Guidelines—Everything Counts By now, I hope that most people have come to understand the great importance of being active and exercising. We’ve seen beyond a doubt what the sedentary lifestyle that we’ve created can do to our health. Modern medicine has come up with a lot of ways to keep us alive, but the

Meeting the Pediatrician

I love it when it happens. Sometimes, parents-to-be (a couple expecting their first child) call, asking to meet with me in person. Their bundle of joy is on the way and they want to speak face-to-face prior to the arrival of their newborn and the subsequent first check-up. In the language of pediatrics, it is

Some Numbers to Ponder

July 30, 2019, by

25, 10,000, 150, 80-20, 30, and 120. Are these my suggestions for this week’s lottery drawing? No, not at all. These are not random numbers either. They are numbers that different clients of mine have heard from me for different reasons at different times throughout the years. But what are they all about? In an

From the Bottom Up

July 24, 2019, by

Because of my 20+ years as a trainer and drawing on my own personal experience (my feet), I can’t give enough emphasis to how important a good pair of shoes is. I still remember when one of my very early personal training clients came to see me 16 years ago. One of his complaints, soon

Eat Those Fruits

July 8, 2019, by

With summer upon us, there is now an abundant amount of summer fruits available. Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and watermelons are only some of the tasty fruits unique to the summer season. Fruits play a very important role as an integral and healthy aspect to our overall diet. We know that people who eat an