health

13 07 2017

What Was and What Is: The Evolvement of Health Facts

The fields of exercise science and nutrition are ever evolving.  As research goes on, the more we find out and the more we realize just how wrong we have been.  Trying to keep up with the latest findings regarding health, nutrition and exercise can be very confusing.   You may hear one thing on the radio, [...]

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 [...]

14 09 2016

I’ll Drink to That!

Sam, in his mid-40s, came into my office a few months ago with some pretty standard complaints that we see these days. He just has no get up and go—he has general fatigue.   He works a long day, 6 days a week.  But in spite of that, he tries to eat healthy food, eats 3 [...]

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 [...]

12 01 2016

Frustrated with Weight Loss

Lisa, age 42, was in week 3 of my weight loss program.   The first two weeks, Lisa dropped weight at about a pound a week, but this week, there was no change.  All that work she did and no result.  She looked like she was going to quit on the spot!  What happened?   Lisa was almost [...]

7 10 2015

So, which is it?

As both a wellness coach and personal trainer, one thing I am NOT trying to do is help people achieve perfection in any particular area.  What I am trying to do, is help people make improvements in their lifestyle habits in order to bring about a healthier quality of life. Getting everyone to be an [...]

24 09 2015

Keeping our Resolutions to Change

The Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succos period is always a time of the year that we are trying to change ourselves for the better.  We pray that at least some of these changes will carry through the year.  But making permanent changes in our lives is difficult.  Most of our behaviors, the good ones [...]

3 09 2015

It’s That Time of Year…

Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul, the last year in the Jewish calendar.  It’s a time of reflection and it is also a time of preparation.  We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment, and the ten days of tshuva leading to [...]

16 08 2015

A New Year, A New Time for Inspiration!

As we approach Elul, the last month of the Jewish calendar, and as we get closer to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, it is the time of year for reflection on the past and a look to the future. We will now be praying for both forgiveness and for achieving our potential for the year to [...]

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 [...]