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Life

The Things I Can Change

January 21, 2016, by

When it comes to health and fitness, there is a lot that we can control. But there are also things that we can’t control. Unfortunately, many people think that they can’t control some of the things we very much can control. We can’t control the fact that we age daily and we might have genes

Make Changes, One At a Time

January 14, 2016, by

Tovi is a 36-year-old mother of six came to me with two main problems: She was 22 kilo (approximately 48 lbs.) overweight and she had just been told by her doctor that she was pre-diabetic. Tovi had a full time job as a systems analyst in addition to her family responsibilities. She knew that she

Can Food and Exercise Affect your Mood?

January 7, 2016, by

We are all human. And that means as much as we try, from time to time, might get in a bad mood. Many things affect our mood. Environment, lack of sleep, hormones, and stress are among the more common factors. But two things that most definitely affect your mood are food and exercise. You might

I Had No Time to Exercise!

December 29, 2015, by

Alan Freishtat will be in the NY-NJ area from January 13th-16th and the Baltimore-Washington area from January 17th-January 19th.  He will be available for consultations and group seminars during that time.  For further information call 1-516-568-5027 or email alan@alanfitness.com. On Sunday evening I looked at my schedule for Monday and realized that the office had gotten

Is Being a Vegetarian Healthier?

December 23, 2015, by

Helen was a 40-year-old with multiple health issues at a relatively young age. Her problems mostly stemmed from her obesity and sedentary life style. When we began discussing her eating habits, she disclosed to me that she is a vegetarian. Most of us identify vegetarianism with a healthier lifestyle, but here was Helen, a vegetarian

Stressed Out

December 17, 2015, by

We’ve all been through it before here in Eretz Yisrael. These days, it’s daily. Stabbings, shootings, and run-over attacks are taking its toll on all of us; on our mental and physical health. A few days ago, I was walking down a main street in Givat Shaul and I was observing the people waiting at

Five Things Every Couple Needs to Know About Giving

December 2, 2015, by

When done right, gifts can be an expression of love and caring and can bring a couple closer together. Yet, gifts can often be a sore point and can produce the opposite result. Before you give or receive your next gift, here are five things you need to know: Know Your Love Language- Everyone has

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 alan@alanfitness.com. 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

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