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Thanks, But No Thanks!

December 4, 2014, by

When we look at Shabbat, we can either concentrate on the things we can’t do, or look at the wonderful and holy day that it is.  Emphasizing the beauty of the day is the better approach when educating our children or attracting ba’alei tshuva.  It makes a stronger impact. Similarly, when it comes to health,

Try to Remember

November 25, 2014, by

Memories!  We all have them.  Some are very pleasant and some are not, but our brains were made to remember.   Often times you might reminisce about things from your childhood, 40 or 50 years ago. Sometimes, we are simply going over something we just heard in a shiur 30 minutes ago.  And frequently, we

Getting Ready for Winter

November 20, 2014, by

It seems that winter has made an early appearance this year. With temperatures running below normal and wind and rain making it difficult to get out and exercise, we need to look at the alternatives to outdoor workouts and how to cope with the winter season. Winter is traditionally a time that we can easily

Type 2 Diabetes-Prevention, Management, and a Cure: Part III

November 11, 2014, by

In part one and part two of this series, we discussed different types of diabetes, how you get type 2 diabetes and how type 2 diabetes can cause a host of health issues, some of them life- threatening. We also noted the symptoms and how to diagnose the disease as well as which types of

Type 2 Diabetes-Prevention, Management, and Cure: Part II

November 5, 2014, by

In part one of this series on diabetes we discussed different types of the disease, how you get type 2 diabetes and how type 2 diabetes can cause a host of health issues, some of them life-threatening. Symptoms and Diagnosis First and foremost, if you begin to experience any symptoms of diabetes, you should be

Type 2 Diabetes-Prevention, Management, and Cure: Part I

October 29, 2014, by

A longtime client of mine is a personal trainer who enjoys exercise, yet travels a lot and does not have a balanced diet or maintain a regular exercise program. A few years ago he was pre- diabetic. I pleaded with him to switch physicians and to get better educated on type 2 diabetes. It was obvious

Starting Over Again

October 21, 2014, by

The holidays are over! The days of awe are behind us and we have moved out of the sukkah and back into our homes. Our schedules are returning to normal. The kids are back in school and we are back at work. We have completed a period of three weeks of an over-abundance of food

Tips for Your Pre- and Post-Yom Kippur Fast

September 29, 2014, by

When I speak with my clients about fasting, I often hear, “I get so sick when I have to fast” or “I start out fine but I get a terrible headache,” and most common “I am fine during the fast, but after I break the fast, I can’t function for hours and I feel awful.”

Recovery Time

September 23, 2014, by

Exercise is important—it is vital to our health, but we already know that. But just as important is our recovery time in between our exercise sessions. You may have experienced what a lot of my clients have told me—the overzealous ones. They have a great workout session on any given day of the week and

Harnessing your Willpower

September 16, 2014, by

When you want to make a change and improve your healthy habits, it’s relatively easy to access the “how to” information to make those changes. I sit with people day after day who want information about how to start exercising, how to lose weight, how to eat right, how to lower their blood sugar and

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