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Start Exercising and Eating Well – As the Rambam Says

Health article by Shmarya Richler: As we begin learning Rambam again, is it a good time to pay attention to what he writes about exercising and eating better. You don't have to do anything drastic, you don't have to try the latest fad diet, and you don't have to become a marathon runner for it… Full Story

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Yeshiva
May 8, 2023 12:36 am

Can we have this in our mesivtas?
Small changes.
Awareness.
Please.
And thanks.

Thank you!
May 8, 2023 1:03 am

But what to do when it’s 1:30am and you’re having very intense ‘munchies’ and the 10th handful of potato chips is as enjoyable as the 1st handful?

Asking for a friend.

Anonymous
Reply to  Thank you!
May 8, 2023 1:50 pm

Think about how bad you’ll feel if you eat unhealthy food and then realize that It’s not worth it

Iskafya
Reply to  Thank you!
May 8, 2023 2:37 pm

Before you eat something, you have to think if it will help make you a better Jew

Not the best answer
Reply to  Iskafya
May 8, 2023 11:38 pm

Iskafyia should be done more on the “richer” limbs. Eyes and mouth.
For food still should, but its not the main one
From the Rebbe’s words

Hi.
Reply to  Thank you!
May 8, 2023 11:36 pm

I would suggest drinking lots of water first, and if you still want, have them but just in a little plate.
The long answer is that the best will be to have enough food in dinner and the day in general, including having vitamins,
you will be less likely to have these cravings

Very true!
Reply to  Hi.
May 9, 2023 1:49 am

It has been said, “when you feel hungry, you are often just thirsty.” Drink at least 8-12 oz of water (with a Stevia-sweetened powder if plain water bores you) and in most cases 10 minutes later you won’t feel hungry anymore.

Something similar for eating
Reply to  Very true!
May 9, 2023 6:58 pm

To eat slow because it take some time for the body to realise that is already full. And by doing this you dont over eat.

You are a inspiration
May 8, 2023 1:04 am

Thank you for not being silent and sharing this article

Thanks for posting this.
May 8, 2023 1:40 am

What an excellent article!!
So we’ll said. B’’H.
May we all benefit from this simple, sage advice.

Thank you
May 8, 2023 1:43 am

Written so encouragingly.

My rules for healthy living
May 8, 2023 5:22 am

Don’t skip breakfast. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”  Don’t ingest calories after 7:00pm. Reduce or eliminate sugary drinks. Reduce or eliminate sugar in your coffee or tea. Reduce or eliminate desserts. Reduce or eliminate sugar in your coffee or tea. As mentioned above, the max amount of sugar you’re supposed to have in a day is 5 teaspoons for women and 9 for men. (That’s 20 grams for women and 36 grams for men). If you have two coffees per day and each one has a teaspoon, you’re well on your… Read more »

Salt ?
Reply to  My rules for healthy living
May 8, 2023 2:38 pm

Too much salt is also very unhealthy – what are your recommendations for salt ? Thank you ~

Salt ?
Reply to  Salt ?
May 8, 2023 4:30 pm

too much of everything is not healthy, whatever we eat we have to eat moderately not too much salt or too much sugar etc.

My rules for healthy living. Reply about salt
Reply to  Salt ?
May 9, 2023 3:36 am

Personally I’m not overly concerned about salt. Obviously don’t overdo it, but that has never been a focus of mine.

To bad
May 8, 2023 8:46 am

That school/yeshivos dont promote exercise enough

School's need P.E. class
Reply to  To bad
May 8, 2023 6:18 pm

That is so very true, they need a full hr of physical education everyday by a real coach certified in physical education, not a Rebbe or Morah . Every public school has this, I am not saying they should go to public school of course but it should be put into the daily cirriculim. This is so very important

Cool
Reply to  School's need P.E. class
May 8, 2023 11:43 pm

Didn’t know that. (That there is no a point of having a cerified one, although it surprise me the city dont enforce this one. Also)
It is a problem nationwide.
but, putting it in a nice ways, the religious style its quite behind in sports/health education.. but every case is different I dont want to fall on generalities, it doesn’t bring anything

no they don't need pe class.
Reply to  School's need P.E. class
May 9, 2023 10:56 am

i hated PE! people can exercise on their own if they want to.

B"H ונשמרתם מאוד
May 8, 2023 10:47 pm

B”H No need to quote sources, “Learn Rambam” (Who said it first”. We ALL know what “Meod” means and what it represents. Like the guy said above “Just START doing the Mitzvah of Guarding YOUR Health” and H” Does His Part!

Also
Reply to  B"H ונשמרתם מאוד
May 8, 2023 11:46 pm

How someone can love H’ (bechol) MEODECHA if doesnt take good care of himself. To have a meodecha to give to H’ you need to keep it good.

Intersthing thing to add, the Rebbes explains according to rambam, the Tora says that our material possessions are more ours, than our own body! (In regars to auto inflicting damages to the body)

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