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Using Exercise to Manage Stress

August 24, 2017, by

We all have stress.  It’s a fact of life.  And it’s a good thing that we all have some stress.  Imagine a world with no stress at all.  When our kids cry, we might not respond.  When a term paper is due in to your teacher, you might not get it done in time.  And

Fat is NOT the Enemy

June 12, 2017, by

Every few years, we hear about changes in the dietary guidelines that the government issues as far as what we are supposed to eat in order to be healthy, ward off disease and stay close to a normal weight.  If one goes back to the original food pyramid and compares it to what they call

It’s Time to Confront Mental Health in the Orthodox Community

June 7, 2017, by

It’s time to bring the conversation about mental health to the forefront in our community. It’s time to meet all of the wonderful resources for people in our community whose pain is from something you can’t see, but hurts no less. It’s time for people to learn that they are not the only ones in

Overcoming your Predisposition

June 5, 2017, by

We are all created by Hashem with our unique traits as determined by the genes and DNA the He gives us at birth.   But does having a “bad” gene for weight mean that it is inevitable that you will be overweight or obese despite attempts to lose weight? The perception might be that the

What’s it all about?

May 22, 2017, by

I think that exercise, activity and good eating habits are some of the most important daily habits in our lives.  You already know that.  What you might not know is that it seems that the population at large is finally going to feel the same way.  I can tell you that a few years ago

SO, I Was Just Thinking………. (Part 1)

May 16, 2017, by

I’ve been doing what I do for almost 20 years now.  It was almost 27 years ago that I turned my own life around and said goodbye to overweight and high blood pressure.  I made my success my passion and became a personal fitness trainer, and then subsequently got coaching certifications in lifestyle coaching, wellness

Is Food Enough for Nutrition? (Part 2)

May 2, 2017, by

(In part one of this article, we discussed how in the modern diet, getting essential nutrition can be difficult.  We also covered how without the right nutrition, many physical ailments as well as depression can befall us.  We continue this article with investigating if vitamin supplements do indeed help with our nutritional requirement or are

Is Food Enough for Nutrition? (Part 1)

April 24, 2017, by

Although we have become obsessed with food in regard to weight loss, food is our nutrition and it provides us with the energy we need to function daily.  What is it that food does for us?  Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. It is only by eating enough of a

Getting Back on Track – it’s After Pesach!

April 19, 2017, by

Pesach is now behind us and most of us have been over-eating and we were most likely very inactive both before and during the Yom Tov.  Although the incentive might be there to start taking better care of our health and to lose weight (your clothes may be tight), it is very difficult to get

The Season of the Fours

March 28, 2017, by

As we approach Pesach, the number “4” starts taking prominence.  As we prepare for Seder night, we think about what we are going to say about 4 cups of wine, 4 questions, and 4 sons.  But I am also reminded that also four weeks from Purim until Seder night and those are hectic and stressful

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