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

That Time of Year Again

September 2, 2015, by

Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul. It’s a time of teshuva and reflection and it is also a time of preparation. We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh Hashanah, the Yom HaDin and the ten days of teshuva leading to Yom Kippur. It’s a time of

Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

Using Your Intuition

August 25, 2015, by

The definition of intuition is a phenomenon of the mind, describing the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. Sometimes a coach or psychologist might have a “hunch” about something, not necessarily based on absolute fact. He or she will follow that intuition and many times, this allows the professional to

Foods that Fight Aging

July 29, 2015, by

I awoke this morning only to discover a new wrinkle, an unwelcome addition with far too many friends to count.  Aging is a natural phenomenon in a human lifecycle.  It cannot be prevented, and as we age our bodies will change and deteriorate.  Wrinkles and memory loss are just two of the many manifestations of

Boosting Your Immune System

May 14, 2015, by

With the news out that this winter that the flu vaccine only prevented flu in 18 percent of the inoculated population, it’s time to see what measures we can take to protect ourselves in a better way. Every winter, it seems that most people are going to get a cold or two and up to

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

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

Pay Attention

July 10, 2014, by

A former chavrusa (study partner) of mine exercises a lot. But he complains to me that no matter what he does, not only isn’t he losing weight, he’s actually putting on. He would describe to me how he eats salad with supper and doesn’t really think he is overeating. Over and over again, for over

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