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2411 2021

Chanukah: When Less is More

As Chanukah is here, my house is quiet.  All of my children are married and out of the house.   I quickly remembered times when we needed a large table for all of the menorahs, how candle-lighting took a long time as each child recited the blessings and we sang Maoz Tur afterwards.  I realized that even though there was less [...]

711 2021

Is Fit and Fat a Thing?

Here we go again!  Yet another study trying to figure out what is more important, being thin or being fit. Last month, The New York Times published a summary of a new study by Dr. Glenn Gaesser, a professor of physiology at Arizona State University.  Dr. Gaesser’s expertise is on the effects of physical activity [...]

1710 2021

Sweet Nothings – Artificial Sweeteners

When clients at The Wellness Clinic have their initial health and fitness assessment, the subject of artificial sweeteners inevitably comes up.  I understand the question.  After all, it should “make sense” that these zero calorie additives would help make us slim and trim. Almost everyone is surprised by my response: First choice - drink the [...]

310 2021

The Right Direction

It’s been a long month - preparing, celebrating, a lot of eating, less activity and exercise, less sleep, and all the stress that comes with this holiday season.  But it’s over now. The weather is cooling down and we’re adjusting back to a regular work and school schedule. Although the Covid-10 pandemic is still around, [...]

3008 2021

The Year That Was – The Year That Can Be

Another year has passed. In a matter of days, we will all be wishing each other a happy New Year, a year of health, happiness, and prosperity.  It’s been another year under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is now back with a vengeance in its 4th wave. Still, it is important to look [...]

108 2021

Time for a Vacation

We are at the height of the summer and that means that most people are taking some kind of vacation. Summer vacations provide us with a much needed get-away from the daily routine. This is a very big positive for our health. But there are also some potential hazards involved. Being out of our usual [...]

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