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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

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

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