31 01 2021

Here’s “What” You Need to Know


Been there—done that!  Yes, I am talking about weight loss and supposedly improving health through diet. We all start with the best intentions and actually lose weight.  Sometimes maybe even lot of weight.  But inevitably, we fall into the 95% group and we gain it back –and more. What did we do and why didn’t [...]

Here’s “What” You Need to Know2021-01-31T21:20:58+00:00
1 05 2020

The Takeaways From Covid-19 (so far…)


All of us have felt the ramification of the Covid-19 virus in one way or another.  Unfortunately, I think we all know someone who has succumbed to this terrible plague.  Many people are suffering financially and socially from the various restrictions that we have all needed to follow.  But like any situation, good or bad, [...]

The Takeaways From Covid-19 (so far…)2020-05-01T00:03:30+00:00
15 02 2019

Combating Adolescent Obesity


The phone rings in my office. A mother is calling about her teenage daughter or son who is, at this early age, struggling with being overweight or obese.  Sometimes the teenager already has high cholesterol or even high blood pressure. This is unfortunately becoming too commonplace. Adolescent obesity has been linked to depression, anxiety, suicidal [...]

Combating Adolescent Obesity2019-02-15T12:47:09+00:00
12 01 2019

Nutrition and Fitness (HEALTH) for Kids


We all know that Western society is basically ill and it’s because of the lifestyle we have been subjected to over the last 50 years.  There is more junk food and processed food than ever, a sedentary existence, chronic overeating and we lack the basic nutrition that would allow our bodies to fight off disease [...]

Nutrition and Fitness (HEALTH) for Kids2019-01-12T20:00:18+00:00
25 01 2018

What’s Wrong With The Picture?


What we see on the outside is not necessarily the whole picture.  Both as a personal trainer and a coach, I know this well.  The picture very rarely tells the whole story.  Here are two people who lead successful and happy lives—at least when you see them from the outside.  But they are also suffering [...]

What’s Wrong With The Picture?2018-01-25T10:50:39+00:00
8 02 2017

No Way Around It—It Takes Work


There was very significant health news a few weeks ago.  When news about health makes it to the headlines, it usually means we have to pay attention.  For over 100 years, the average life expectancy of people who live in the United States has increased, with the exception of 1993 and that aberration occurred because [...]

No Way Around It—It Takes Work2017-02-08T10:53:51+00:00
24 08 2016

The Kids Too!


Society, with its current lifestyle habits has created a high percentage of adults who are not well.  The amount of adults with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity is higher than ever with many people having multiple health issues or full-blown metabolic syndrome.  But over the last few months, [...]

The Kids Too!2017-01-12T12:23:52+00:00
10 08 2016

I hope you aren’t dieting!


It seems as if everybody’s going on a diet!  Well, not quite.  But people call my office all the time asking about our “diet” program.  I don’t have one.  I have a weight loss program that is anything but a diet. There is some good news though. This past year we saw that only 20% [...]

I hope you aren’t dieting!2017-04-18T14:16:28+00:00
21 06 2016

Too Much, Too Fast


A few years ago, a father brought his teenage son into my office for a conversation.  Yehuda was in Yeshiva out of town and he was class 3 obese.  At age 16, his parents were rightfully concerned about his well-being.  If at this age he was this heavy, with a 40+ BMI, what was going [...]

Too Much, Too Fast2017-01-12T11:57:02+00:00
2 06 2016

Keeping Up With the Times


Do you remember the original food pyramid? The bottom of the pyramid reflected what we should eat the most and the top was what we should eat sparingly. Do you remember the specific instructions that if we just cut the fats in our diet, we will cure cardiovascular disease?  Well, it’s time for some deprogramming. [...]

Keeping Up With the Times2017-01-12T11:47:18+00:00