Jewish Journal

Let’s Try Something Different in 2012

By Sima Cohen

January 2, 2012 | 2:42 pm

I know it isn’t exactly our traditional new year, but as a Jew living in America, one can’t quite help but sync in with the spirit and the newness of it. As a trainer, coach, nutritionist,... read on

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs

    By Sima Cohen

    December 9, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Everywhere I look this season, I see people either asking for donations or giving them. It’s a remarkable time of year! Even with my tight budget, I feel compelled to give to those in need, and was thankful I could give to poor kids in Guatemala this year as part of the holiday... read on

  • ‘Tis the Season!

    By Sima Cohen

    November 25, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Now that the stores are all sold out of pumpkin pie, our food comas have set in, and Black Friday is coming to a close, I think it’s fair to remind everyone that as a Jewish community we get to have Thanksgiving every Friday night when we celebrate Shabbat, and to keep it as a... read on

  • Snack Time!

    By Sima Cohen

    October 29, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just 2 days away and no child is absent of the temptations of candy and treats on this holiday. While candy in moderation is usually fine, particularly on very special occasions, and we should never deprive our children completely, keeping... read on

  • Medicine is for wussies

    By Sima Cohen

    August 10, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    You’re depressed, you’re overweight, you have acne, you’re getting old, and you can’t poop. Instead of making an appointment with your physician, would you believe that the prescription for your every ailment can be found in the aisles of your local market?

    More than one in 20... read on

  • Newsflash! Women Need to Weight Train, too.

    By Sima Cohen

    August 2, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    Depression. Insomnia. Cellulite. Muscle Loss. Back Pain. Arthritis. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. Osteoporosis. Heart Disease.

    If all 10 of these common female problems sound about as fun as an enema, you should weight train. The benefits of strength training, at any age,... read on

  • Diets are a “Berry” Bad Idea!

    By Sima Cohen

    July 11, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    Acai berries (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”) are hotter than Robert Pattinson half-naked washing your dishes. If you get your health advice from mainstream media, you think the only way to be thin is to overdose on protein, avoid carbs, inhale acai, and do yoga all day. Manufacturers claim... read on

  • It’s Monday again. Time to start your new diet, right? Wrong!

    By Sima Cohen

    July 4, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    If you wear a red string because Madonna does it, you adopted 12 kids from a small African village, or you’re keeping up with the Kardashian’s, you’ve probably thought about being Vegan. Veganism is a lifestyle philosophy that excludes the use of animals for food, clothing or any... read on

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