stress

3 11 2016

Revisiting Stress

Stress is a subject that I write about from time to time because I see all too often the damage it does to our health and well-being.  I see it from clients and I see it with friends.  And we happen to live in a society where the demands made upon us are unreasonable.  Whether [...]

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 [...]

11 11 2015

Stressed Out

We’ve all been through it before here in Israel.  These days, it’s daily.  Stabbings, shootings, and run-over attacks.  It is taking its toll on all of us and on our mental and physical health. A few days ago, I was walking down a main street in the Givat Shaul neighborhood and I was observing the [...]

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 [...]

13 05 2015

The Silent Killer

Dovid is a 40 year old who hasn’t felt well for the last year.  Other than not “feeling right”, he had no other symptoms.  Dovid was overweight with a BMI of 28.5 and didn’t get a lot of exercise or activity.  His diet was very “western”, meaning too high in saturated and trans-fats and with [...]

23 11 2014

The Stress-Exercise Connection—How does this work? Part 2

Continued from part 1. There are three regions of the brain that control the stress response: The Amygdala- this detects, treats and triggers the fight-or-flight response. The Prefrontal Cortex - helps us deal calmly with stress, and can shut down the fight-or-flight response. The hippocampus - supports our stress recovery. Neroscientists now know that chronic [...]

28 10 2014

The Stress-Exercise Connection—how does this 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, relationships, 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 [...]

27 08 2014

The Metabolic Boost (Part 2)

In last week’s column, we defined metabolism, discussed the benefits of raising one’s resting metabolic rate and highlighted the ways in which having a higher muscle mass boosts metabolism. Below are some tips which can help us achieve that goal, and increase our overall health and well-being. Tips for Raising Your Metabolism 1. Build Lean [...]

14 05 2014

Stress and Heart Disease

The ill effects of stress are unending.  You have undoubtedly read about all the results of being over stressed, including pain of any kind, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, depression, obesity (and the inability to properly lose weight), autoimmune diseases and skin conditions such as eczema.  But perhaps the most frightening result of all is the [...]