26 03 2023

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 1)


This article was originally published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post (27 March 2023): https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-735491 I was shocked to read that people in Israel can gain as much as 6-7 kilograms (13-15 pounds) over the Passover holiday.  What bothered me more, however, was seeing statistics about the amount of cardiac calls that Magen David Adom [...]

Passover: Making a Plan (Part 1)2023-03-27T08:48:20+00:00
19 04 2020

After Pesach…and Still at Home!


Here we go again!  And this year, most of us have not returned to work or school.  The “holiday” weight gain may be continuing.  Your clothes are tight, the scale is up and you might even be feeling just a bit lethargic.  I’m sure many of you are considering a diet.  DON’T DIET- get back [...]

After Pesach…and Still at Home!2020-04-19T20:14:32+00:00
1 08 2019

Some Numbers to Ponder


25, 10,000, 150, 80-20, 30, and 120.  Are these my suggestions for this week’s lottery drawing?  No, not at all! These are not random numbers either.  They are numbers that different clients of mine have heard from me for different reasons at different times throughout the years.  What are they all about? To get more [...]

Some Numbers to Ponder2019-08-01T13:09:41+00:00
21 02 2019

What a Pleasant Surprise!


People sign up for various programs in our health clinic for various reasons.  Although many clients come in order to lose weight, there are usually health issues involved that are more important to address than the extra weight. There are the typical problems of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and muscular-skeletal problems including lower [...]

What a Pleasant Surprise!2019-02-21T22:53:20+00:00
2 10 2018

It’s Over—Now What?


Our Succahs are down and the Yomim Tovim are now behind us.  Hopefully, we had a lot of enjoyable, quality time with our families.  Undoubtedly, we also took liberties with the amount and types of food we consumed.  And we did this at a time when we are less active than usual.  Obviously, that isn’t [...]

It’s Over—Now What?2018-10-02T07:31:39+00:00
20 09 2018

In The Thick of Things


We are in the middle of it now.  Rosh Hashanah is behind us but Succos is here.  Hopefully, you have been able to keep your food intake under control during the Chagim.  We’ve had two days of Yom Tov, a fast day, erev Yom Kippur, and breaking the fast.  This is not a time of [...]

In The Thick of Things2018-09-25T12:36:19+00:00
11 04 2018

After Pesach! What can be different this time?


Here we go again!  Your clothes are tight, the scale is up and you might even be feeling a bit lethargic.  Many of you are already considering a diet.  DON’T DO IT! Let’s get back to the basics of good eating and adding more activity and exercise. This time around, instead of the diet mentality, [...]

After Pesach! What can be different this time?2018-04-11T09:52:07+00:00
30 11 2017

The Elephant Made Me Do It


We all want to change our bad habits into good, productive behaviors. Whether we are dealing with habits that effect health, fitness and weight loss, or other poor habits, all of us want to reduce negatives and increase positives. If you have tried to stop smoking, lose weight permanently, spend less time on your computer [...]

The Elephant Made Me Do It2017-11-30T11:43:52+00:00