It was September last year when, out of the blue, I was called by a Brooklyn-based DVD production company and asked to design and present an exercise DVD made exclusively for frum Jewish men. How could I say no? After all, how many times in one’s life does one get invited to make an exercise DVD?
I was tasked to prepare two of four DVD
(StatePoint) Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debilitating and deadly diseases. And according to many doctors, even just a modest amount of extra weight can be damaging to your health.
When it comes to diets, if
(StatePoint) Everybody wants to be in shape for bathing suit season, but all those fun seasonal activities—from barbecues to vacations to baseball games—can derail a diet.
Here are some tips to help you get fit, so you can look and feel your best all summer:
It’s tempting to leave healthy habits behind when heading out of
As we warmly embrace summer vacation and the first hints of those smoldering July days, many of our family members and friends are settling in at camp. While many of us are familiar with the local and even some of the out-of-town camp programs for children and teens, one camp made the headlines more than others over the past few weeks. Eden Village in Putnam
Have you ever looked at the mirror and wanted to pull a little on your face in order to smooth some lines which start to appear? Some women claim they do not mind the lines which start to appear on their face. I do not agree. Modern day life, the fast pace, the stress, the sun all combine to add years to our faces.
While I am not one to deny the
Have you ever wondered why there are some people (and I’m sure you know one or two) who seem to be able to eat whatever they want and not gain any weight? Conversely, perhaps you know others who only have to look at a piece of cake and seem to put on five pounds? Is it just your imagination?
Actually, it isn’t. Contrary to our Declaration
When Teaneck resident and licensed acupuncturist Elie Goldschmidt started experiencing back pain, he knew that acupuncture could help him. Unable to needle himself, he turned to ‘ear seeds’ to help solve his back pain issues.
Although ear seeds, used in auriculotherapy, weren’t a major part of his acupuncture practice, he’d always been
It’s a commonly held belief that women are better able to tolerate pain than men. The reasoning behind this is often that women are built to withstand pain because of how frequently they experience pain in their lives from events such as periods and childbirth. On the other hand, when a typical man gets a cold he’s often laughed at for suffering a bout of
While it’s true that, as a man, I’ll never experience the intense discomfort and pain of the miracle that is pregnancy, my wife did not for one minute shirk from sharing hers with me during all three pregnancies of our children. I therefore have some inkling as to how the prospect of exercise can feel to a woman who is ″with child″; not good, to say the
The school year is over and for many it is not only the end of another academic year, but the end of their time at a particular school. Before I continue, congrats to all the grads out there and to their families and friends! You have completed another milestone in your journey and you should feel proud!
Earlier this month I gave a talk to high school seniors
This week marks the beginning of summer. Children are home from school and the hot weather is upon us. A frequent complaint for visits to an urgent care facility during the first hot summer weeks is an irritable child who will not eat. The cause of these symptoms may be enteroviruses, which are a group of viruses that live in the gastrointestinal tract and are
The long hot days of summer are here, a time when kids are outdoors playing, especially when possible in a pool. The excitement of play and water frequently make children forget any pain they may have. As the day winds down and the noises are replaced by the quiet evening, anything which may have been masked is brought to the surface.
Ear pain is a frequent