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Monday, September 25, 2017

Health Link

How Much Should I Exercise?

For some people, asking “how much should I exercise?” is the wrong question. In some cases, “should I exercise at all?” or “what exercise is best for me?” are more suitable questions. I will answer the first question by simply responding “yes,” and will address the second question by responding “exercises, plural.” Let me

Snacking Smarter

Most people love to snack, and though many think snacking contributes extra, empty calories to one’s diet, this does not have to be the case. Snacks are a great opportunity to pack nutrients into your diet.

It’s important to differentiate between a snack and a treat. A snack comprised of protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables tides over one’s hunger

The Secret Life of Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is no secret to the millions of women who struggle with it on a daily basis. Though the rates of its prevalence among women is comparable to that of asthma and chronic back pain, women suffering from pelvic pain often feel alone in their pain. They are reluctant to talk about pelvic pain, mistakenly thinking they are “the only ones,” and do not seek out

Making Eating Meaningful

I love eating cake. I love eating cookies. I love pizza and sweet potato fries too. Lest you be concerned that this personal trainer has totally lost his mind, I’ll also admit that I love eating apples and strawberries, grilled chicken, fresh salad, and guacamole. Why do I list some of the many foods I enjoy? Two reasons: 1) to simply make the point that being

Where Did I Leave My Six-Pack?

“At my six-week follow up visit, my obstetrician said I have a separation in my abdominal muscles. Can I do anything besides wait for this to get better?”

What my client is referring to is what is clinically known as Diastasis Recti. Diastasis Recti is the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles (the muscles commonly known as the “six- pack”)

The Power of a Pet

Never did I imagine that I would become a dog person. As a young child I remember my sister constantly asking my parents for a dog, and their constant refusal. I had always been somewhat afraid of dogs and never really cared if we got a dog either way. Now, anyone who knows me well knows that I adore canines.

In the fall of 2009, when I was 19 years

U.S. News & World Report Top Diet Picks

What do colleges, hospitals and diets have in common? The U.S. News and World Report ranks them. Recently, U.S. News and World Report evaluated 32 diets and announced what they thought was the best diet. In order to rank high on the list of diets, a diet has to be easy to follow, nutritionally sound, effective against diabetes and heart disease, and

Entering the Gluten Free Odyssey

After eliminating other options, my husband and I entered the Gluten Free (GF) odyssey as an experiment to see if our daughter Dasie’s health would improve. Surprisingly enough, Dasie was amenable to trying a GF diet. I wanted her to start immediately, but relented to beginning after her sister’s surprise party, Thanksgivikkah and her twin friends’

Making Exercise Meaningful

“Running on the treadmill is tedious and boring”; “lifting weights up and down is tiring and repetitive”; “sweating and feeling uncomfortable is not fun or exhilarating”… the list goes on and on… all the many reasons why people don’t like exercising. I feel your pain. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, all things being equal, I’d prefer to

Super Bowl

Don’t think of eating at the Super Bowl as a win-lose situation. It is not all or nothing.  Theirs is plenty of all, especially food. Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in terms of the quantity of food consumed! Make some healthier choices and try to limit offensive choices. Try not to come away with a major loss, and you’ve finished ahead of the

Spinning

Spinning takes on many meanings. When you get to my age, sometimes the whole room starts spinning. That is the bad kind—the vertigo kind. The kind of spinning you need to take Antivert for, and then you are knocked out for hours, and not in a good way. Vertigo spinning is best helped by sitting up in bed and looking straight ahead, because if you turn your head ever

Mental Health Forum Offers Assistance to Local Families

Teaneck—A forum on Mental Health took place on a recent Sunday at Temple Emeth in Teaneck to get people acquainted with the mental health services in Bergen County and offer guidance as to when and how to use them.

Just a month earlier, the room where the forum was being held was filled to capacity with about 300 people who came to learn about the problem of