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Obesity in the Frum World, and of our Children in Particular

Excellent article about obesity in the frum world, and of our children in particular.  Well worth the read.  Includes many good health tips.

http://www.ou.org/jewish_action/03/2013/pediatric_obesity_a_challenge_for_the_orthodox_jewish_community/

Weighing In on Obesity in the Frum Community

Excellent article regarding obesity in the frum community. “One of the main hindrances to following a healthy lifestyle, however, may be the fact that it’s simply not stressed, suggests Dr. Singer. “It’s hard to go a week without hearing that we need to be learning more Torah, but you can go years without hearing a rabbi say we need to exercise.” – so true!

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Frum and Fit: Are We Fulfilling Our Torah Obligation to Take Care of Our Body?

“If a person cared for himself the way he cares for his horse, he would avoid many serious illnesses.  You won’t find a person who gives his horse too much fodder; but he himself eats to excess.  He makes sure his animal gets proper exercise to keep it healthy; but when it comes to himself, he neglects exercise even though this is a fundamental principle in health maintenance and in the prevention of most illnesses.” Maimonides, Hanhagot Habriyot (The Regimen of Healthcare)

As a frum Jew, what are your priorities?  Read this article to get a fresh perspective.

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Weighing In on Obesity in the Frum Community

Excellent article regarding obesity in the frum community.  “One of the main hindrances to following a healthy lifestyle, however, may be the fact that it’s simply not stressed, suggests Dr. Singer. “It’s hard to go a week without hearing that we need to be learning more Torah, but you can go years without hearing a rabbi say we need to exercise.” – so true!

Click here for full article.