exercise

3 08 2017

What’s up Doc?

When something goes wrong or you don’t feel well or right, you make an appointment with your family doctor. The doctor takes your history and examines you.  Usually, you’ve just picked up a virus, minor bacterial infection or a common cold.  The doctor will advise you on the best treatment and when necessary, prescribe the [...]

6 07 2017

Stressed? Exercise!

We all have stress.  It’s a fact of life.  And it’s a good thing to have some stress.  Imagine a world with no stress at all.  When our kids cry, we might not respond.  When a term paper is due, you might not get it done in time. And when your wife calls you for [...]

13 06 2017

Taking Care of your Heart

There is one thing that hasn’t changed since I was born. Heart disease is still the number one killer in the Western World.  Here are the latest available statistics: 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. This equals 25% of all deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death [...]

29 03 2017

Exercise for Simcha!

It seems ironic that while preparing for Yom Tov, when we are specifically commanded to be happy, we are in a constant state of stress and anxiety.   Did I get everything needed while shopping?  Did I remember to clean and look everywhere for Chametz?  Did I order enough Matzah?  Is everything ready and prepared for [...]

3 01 2017

Too Much of a Good Thing

Those of us involved in health, fitness and weight loss, can usually look forward to an increase in our client load after Chanukah.  The over-consumption of high calorie foods, like latkes and jelly donuts, along with general over-consumption over the 8 days has to have a negative effect.  Besides having to get good eating habits back [...]

27 09 2016

A Story for Rosh Hashanah

Prior to writing my columns, I always try to think through an idea before I put it to paper.  This column was to be no exception and I actually began mapping it out in my mind several weeks ago.  Just when you think you have it all down, something comes along that you can’t ignore [...]

5 04 2016

Just When the Going gets Tough

We are in the thick of it now.  It’s that time of year when the seasonal stressors can take their toll if we allow them to.  It’s the Purim-Pesach season. This means all the Purim preparations-- arranging a Purim Seuda, buying everything you need, preparing and delivering your Meshloach Manos -- and the second Purim [...]

31 03 2016

35 Problems and ONE solution?

I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.  I open the top drawer of my desk and I point as the client looks on.  I tell the person that I wish I had a magic wand that I could take out to cure their health issues, especially the overweight and obesity.  I also tell [...]

10 12 2015

Too Much of a Good Thing

Those of us involved in health, fitness and weight loss, can usually look forward to an increase in our client load after Chanukah.  The over-consumption of high calorie foods, like latkes and jelly donuts, along with general over-consumption over the 8 days has to have a negative effect.  Besides having to get good eating habits back [...]

30 07 2015

The Stress-Exercise Connection—How Does it Work?

With today's societal demands, there is no shortage of stressors in our daily lives. We deal with so many issues such as health, education, relationshps, finances, and more. Sometimes when things are stressful, we go for a walk, jog or swim and come back feeling calm and better equipped to deal with the issues at [...]