weight gain

3 08 2016

Most Likely to Gain Weight

Much of my writing focuses on strategies to improve our health.  I also like to differentiate between what we can call either hearsay, or myths, and what science knows to be true.  When it comes to weight loss, the science is always evolving and we know more and more.  We also know what isn’t true [...]

24 02 2016

It’s Winter Again

Although we had a warm beginning to winter this year, there is no question that it is here now, albeit the late arrival.  With temperatures running below normal and wind and rain making it difficult to get out and exercise, we need to look at the alternatives to outdoor workouts and how to cope with [...]

17 09 2015

Critical Updates

Our knowledge or how to stay healthy is constantly evolving.  15 years ago when Baruch came to me concerning eating properly and how to exercise, I advised him that he should only use low-fat products. Today I would advise him differently and make sure he had enough healthy fats in the diet—not to go high [...]

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 [...]

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 & [...]

24 12 2014

Anxious or Depressed? How Exercise plays a role!

Yocheved came to me last year with sleeping issues and restlessness while awake. She was having problems socially and was irritable often. After ruling out sleep apnea as a potential cause (overweight people are prone to that), I sent her for psychiatric evaluation. The diagnosis was Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a [...]