Most Cancers are Preventable

November 30, 2015, by

Alan Freishtat will be in the NY-NJ area from January 13-16 and the Baltimore-Washington area from January 17-19. He will be available for consultations and group seminars during that time. For further information call 1-516-568-5027 or email When it comes to cancer, most people who I have met and spoken with think that the

Are You Eating Enough?

November 24, 2015, by

  It makes sense—just eat less and you will lose weight. That is what Davida and Gittel, thought. Both in their mid-to-late 40’s they came to me for consultations on weight loss several years ago. Both were on calorie-restricted programs and were exercising to some extent and both were very frustrated as all of their

Keeping Healthy Lifestyles in Perspective

November 17, 2015, by

As both a wellness coach and personal trainer, I am trying to help people make improvements in their lifestyle habits in order to bring about a healthier quality of life. I am not trying to help people achieve perfection in any particular area. Getting everyone to be an ideal weight or getting everybody to do

Critical Updates to Our Health Knowledge

November 5, 2015, by

Our knowledge on how to stay healthy is constantly evolving. Your doctor probably told you 25 years ago that a brisk walk for 20 minutes a day three days a week would keep you out of his office. Today, we know that isn’t enough. Do you remember your parents switching from butter to margarine back

Working Out in a Skirt: I (Kind of) Disagree

November 3, 2015, by

Last month, there was a news story in which an Orthodox Jewish woman sued her gym for refusing to allow her to work out in a skirt. Yosefa Jalal of Crown Heights sued Lucille Roberts (a women’s-only gym franchise) for violating federal, state and city religious discrimination statutes. I saw this posted and re-posted on Facebook

Running for Spite

October 28, 2015, by

A number of people have been, and will be, writing about why they are running for Team Yachad in the Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon. Many of these pieces will speak of the good work that Yachad does. As you may be aware, Yachad—the National Jewish Council for Disabilities—is an agency of the Orthodox Union whose

Beware! Who is Helping You Lose Weight?

October 22, 2015, by

“I’m not coming into any of your programs! I should be able to do this myself.” If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me, I wouldn’t have to work anymore. There is nothing wrong with needing help in order to improve any particular area or areas in your life. As

Diabetes: Myths and Realities

October 19, 2015, by

Diabetes: Myths and Realities: What’s on the list and what’s off – With over 70 million people who have diabetes or are prediabetic, it touches many of us either for ourselves, family members or friends. Dr. Diane Krieger gives us useful eating and lifestyle tips. Plus a Dinner in Minutes that meets the American Diabetes

Fitness Numbers to Keep in Mind

September 24, 2015, 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 over and over again throughout the years. But what are they

10 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

September 16, 2015, by

  Roughly 70% of us could stand to lose some weight. Some people need to only lose a few kilos, others may have years of work to do in order to get into a range of healthy weight. But as we all know, the chances of long-term success aren’t very good. With some help from

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