The Maintaining is the Hardest Part

December 31, 2014, by

Someone recently asked me if it is really so terrible to be overweight. She added that her grandmother, who lived to the ripe old age of 91, was always pudgy. I got to thinking about her question, and although her grandmother may indeed have experienced longevity despite an above-normal weight, the bottom line is that

From an Unlikely Source

December 24, 2014, by

Over the past week, I received two interesting emails. One from a longtime client of mine and the other from someone with whom I worked with to lose substantial weight. Both of these emails were “eye openers” and they didn’t come from the usual places one would find information about health and fitness news. Let’s

When Less is More: A Special Chanukah Message

December 18, 2014, by

With the arrival of Chanukah a strange feeling has overcome me. With all but one of our children married and out of our home, and our youngest son now serving in Nachal Chareidi, when we light our menorah on the first night of Chanukah, it will stand there all alone. I remember times when we

It’s Also How You Eat!

December 10, 2014, by

Quite often, people call me to inquire about my weight loss programs and insist that they eat healthy—they just can’t figure out why they can’t lose weight. Much of the time, people who eat “healthy” don’t really know what healthy eating entails and likely need to make corrections to their overall diet. Other times, they

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 3

November 11, 2014, by

In parts one and 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 medications

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

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