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18 08 2016

The Truth About Exercise!

Jonathan is 50 years old.  He came into my office with a host of problems. His main problems were lack of energy and being overweight, and he also suffered from a low-level, mild depression.  He had read some information about the benefits of exercise, but the material he was reading wasn’t entirely accurate.  He then proceeded [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 07 2015

Exercising in the Summer

Gavriel is a 36 year old who comes to see me specifically for weight loss.  He puts in a full day of learning and tends to his business matters in the evening and night.  As a family man, he is fairly busy all the time.  He is doing very well in his weight loss program [...]

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, [...]

19 03 2015

Exercise is Medicine! (Part III)

Last week’s column focused on the benefits of exercise vis-à-vis high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. This third and final segment of Exercise is Medicine! will discuss Metabolic Syndrome, lower back pain and osteoporosis. Exercising is very helpful in weight reduction and in preventing weight gain. It is also beneficial in maintaining a healthy [...]

22 01 2015

That Winter Weight Gain!

Its winter! It’s cold and dark.  Your body just can’t seem to warm up and aside from that, due to the cold and inclement weather, you are outside and around much less than other times of the year.  You feel warmer when you eat and because you are stuck inside more than you want to [...]

6 11 2014

Does it really matter?

There has been a lot of literature in the last 14 years about the positive effects of exercise, even in people who are overweight. Sighting many of these studies, I often encourage people who are having problems dropping weight by explaining to them how much they are improving their health and well-being by exercising, even [...]

22 10 2014

Starting Over Again

The Days of Awe are behind us and we have moved out of the Sukkah and back into our homes. Our schedules are getting back to normal. The kids are back in school and we are back at work or learning. We have finished a period of three weeks of an over-abundance of food and [...]

24 08 2014

The Metabolic Boost (Part 1)

I’m sure that you’ve probably been to a Simcha and stood at the reception with your mouth wide open in amazement and watched as someone who is as skinny as a beanpole downs three pieces of cake.  You say to yourself, “If I did that, my clothes wouldn’t fit anymore.”  What’s the difference between that [...]