Life

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

Exercising for Two: Fitness in Pregnancy

June 11, 2014, by

Exercise is good for just about everything. We already know that! But what about exercising for two? Yes, when you are pregnant, exercise is even more important. (Sorry men, but this one is for the wives). According to Farel Hruska who is the national fitness director of FIT4MOM, a woman’s body changes more in 9

In or Out!

May 20, 2014, by

One of the keys to success for people who start exercising is to find the proper mode of exercise for each individual so that they can enjoy what they are doing. I always encourage people to exercise outdoors. Although joining a gym or seeing a trainer in the gym is certainly beneficial, exercising outdoors just

Spring Into Action!

May 12, 2014, by

Winter is finally behind us, and what a winter it was. This past winter was record breaking everywhere. Jerusalem saw its heaviest snowfall in over 100 years. A double-barrel polar vortex brought daytime temperatures in parts of the United States to -30° F twice in December and January. Snows fell well into March on the

How to Fuel Up Properly

May 7, 2014, by

Now that you exercise regularly, you probably have experimented with eating before exercising. Perhaps you have tried not eating at all before your workout but found you didn’t have enough energy to complete your session. Maybe you ate too much right before your session and suffered stomach cramps and felt your legs get heavy. When

Too Tight

April 30, 2014, by

Feeling stiff? Well, you probably are too tight, even if you don’t feel that way. Whether you are sitting all day or doing some motion with any part of your body repeatedly, such as walking, the odds are that your muscles and connective tissue need to be stretched out. People who read my columns or

Getting Younger as You Age

April 24, 2014, by

I remember my grandfather turning 60 and thinking that was really old. Now it happens that my grandfather was very young at heart, but nevertheless, in those times, 60 was perceived as old. How times have changed! Life expectancy has increased greatly over time. Life expectancy in Israel is now close to 82 years old.