physical activity

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 [...]

16 12 2015

I Have No Time to Exercise!

It was Sunday evening and I looked at my schedule for Monday and realized that the office had gotten very busy, so there wasn’t going to be time to do a formal exercise routine that Monday.  Some days, I can take some of my clients for outdoor powerwalks and at least I know I can [...]

28 10 2015

Most Cancers are Preventable

When we think of preventable diseases, we usually think of heart disease and how making proper lifestyle changes will cut our risk of ever having heart problems.  Most public health efforts over the last half century have been focused on heart disease prevention.  When it comes to cancer, most people who I have met and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 06 2015

TLC

It’s been a very interesting few weeks in my office.  My office staff and I get great satisfaction when we see our clients succeed in changing their health, and life around for the better.  Last month after doing a public lecture on lowering blood pressure several individuals, who attended, chose to try our path to [...]

4 06 2015

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight.  We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels.  Research shows that two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & [...]

21 05 2015

Using Nutrition and Exercise for Stress Management

Baruch recently came to see me to talk about an exercise program.  Baruch isn’t overweight-not at all.  However he had been “foggy” for an extended period of time and was having digestive issues—all due to stress.  But he had read an article about how exercise can help and wanted to hear what I had to [...]

7 05 2015

THE ENERGY BOOSTER

A relative of mine told me that she was in the midst of her pre-Pesach cleaning when she discovered something not to be believed.  She came home from a long day at work, was faced with more cleaning to do and was exhausted beyond belief.  She took a brief rest and then started her tasks, [...]

17 02 2015

From an Unlikely Source

Over the past week, I received two interesting emails.  One from a longtime client of mine and the other from someone I worked with abroad to lose substantial weight.  I was very appreciative as both of these emails not only were “eye openers”, they didn’t come from the usual places one would find information about [...]