Mindset

Tips to Boost Movement (and Mood!) despite Disrupted Schedules

By Dr. Kushner / May 13, 2020 /

My recent telehealth visits reveal that changed schedules during this stay at home pandemic have uprooted exercise programs for many. No more health club visits, workouts with a personal trainer, spin classes, morning walks with a friend or exercising at home while kids are at school. Working remotely can also lead to more sedentary behaviors.…

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Health Habits Silver Lining during Pandemic?

By Dr. Kushner / April 28, 2020 /

When we come out the other side of this pandemic, many of us are wondering – how will life be different? As an expert in weight management for the past 4 decades, I’ve been watching different diet trends come and go. Now that we have all been social distancing at home with restaurants and health…

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Manage Stress during Stay at Home Order

By Dr. Kushner / April 20, 2020 /

With emotions high during the Covid-19 pandemic, feeling stressed may be your new normal. You may feel overwhelmed, have a lack of focus and concentration, have worrisome thoughts that cloud your head or be aware of tension in your neck and shoulders. This may lead to trouble sleeping, turning to food or alcohol for self-soothing…

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3 Tips to Manage Stress Eating during the Pandemic

By Dr. Kushner / April 3, 2020 /

A change in routine and heightened stress levels during the Covid-19 pandemic have created the perfect storm for stress eating. Here are some ways you may be affected. Instead of going to work and eating a planned lunch, you may be taking repeated kitchen breaks with kids at home – leading to unplanned snacking. Instead…

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Health at Home Tips during this Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

By Dr. Kushner / March 28, 2020 /

You may be surprised to know that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, most of my patients have been ‘showing up’ (by phone) to discuss their health and how to improve it. This, of course, is in the midst of social distancing and isolation, fears of getting the virus, losing jobs and paychecks, difficulties…

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Healthy Living Tips Apply Now More than Ever

By Dr. Kushner / March 18, 2020 /

With the coronavirus outbreak, this is a stressful time as we are all doing what we can to decrease our chances of catching the virus as we wash our hands more, touch our faces less and practice social distancing. Though I am not an infectious disease expert, I am an expert in Lifestyle Medicine and…

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Using Science to Target Weight Loss with a Personalized Approach

By Dr. Kushner / February 17, 2020 /

You decide it’s time to get healthier and lose weight. You’re done with quick-fix diets and ready to change your lifestyle for the better. But Where Do You Start? How Do You Know Which Lifestyle-Based Strategies Will Be Most Helpful To You? Helping individuals focus on the issues personal to them and their weight struggles…

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Find Your Personal Path to Weight Loss Success

By Dr. Kushner / January 21, 2020 /

This is a busy time of year when patients who come to see me are already motivated to lose weight. Many come in doing intermittent fasting or Dry January- which is in sharp contrast to those doing the keto diet from years past. However, being successful losing weight and keeping it off are not about…

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Don’t Deprive Yourself, Give to Yourself: 5 Ways to Give your Weight Loss Program a Boost

By Dr. Kushner / January 12, 2020 /

It’s the time of year when articles with diet deprivation tips abound, telling you to ‘ban all sugar from your diet’ or ‘eat all foods between noon and 8 PM’. And because losing weight and getting healthier are really important to you, you challenge yourself to follow these rules in hopes that this year will…

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Conversation with Dr. Kushner about Six Factors to Fit

By Dr. Kushner / January 3, 2020 /

Why did you write this book? As a young doctor interested in diet, nutrition, and weight control, I learned that if I wanted to help my patients lose weight and keep it off, merely helping them adjust their carbohydrates, fats, or calories wasn’t enough. I also needed to become an expert in helping them take…

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