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Emergency Sandy Relief at Halevy Life Today 10/30/12

EMERGENCY RELIEF (Shower & Recharge)

While many in NYC don’t have power, fortunately, Halevy Life has both power and water.

We will be providing emergency relief the best we can:

**If you need to shower, recharge your phone, etc, we will be welcoming anyone who needs it.**

Reply to this post if you’d like to take advantage of this: Send Mail

Please do not just show up (we are still closed for business).

Stay safe, and let me know if I can help you in any other way (reach me directly on Twitter: @jeffhalevy)

Jeff Halevy
Halevy Life
802 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10065

The Official Hurricane Sandy Workout

If you’re like me, or any of Halevy Life’s clients, getting holed up because of a hurricane — like Sandy! — is the ultimate bummer….you can’t get to the gym and work out! (After all, what else is there to life anyway?) To ease your burning desire for a burn, here’s a workout you can do without even leaving your apartment or home, even if it’s as small as this guy’s!

The Official Hurricane Sandy Workout 

Frankenstorm Fitness

Why Donald Trump Can't 'Motivate' Obama (The Key to All Human Behavior)

Read my latest article + video for Huffington Post here, regarding Donald Trump’s preposterous video challenge to President Obama earlier this week…

The Four Reasons Women Get Cellulite

Most women believe that cellulite affects only those who are overweight or out of shape. But, according to Frederic Delavier, fitness expert and author of the forthcoming Delavier’s Sculpting Anatomy for Women: Core, Butt, and Legs(Human Kinetics, 2012), cellulite affects two out of three women, including those who are very thin. “Cellulite is a typically feminine phenomenon where subcutaneous fat accumulates in certain areas, primarily the lower part of the body,” Delavier explains. “It is made up of a mixture of water, waste, and toxins in the skin tissue and fatty tissue in certain cells.”

According to Delavier, there are two types of cellulite. The first kind is characterized by a lack of elasticity in the skin. “When you pinch your skin between two fingers, it is puffy and looks like the skin of an orange,” Delavier explains. “It’s rough and sometimes wrinkled, and the skin is dehydrated and a little warm.” The second kind of cellulite causes skin tissue to be spongy and flabby. The cellulite looks different depending on whether you are standing (it diminishes) or lying down (it spreads). “This kind of cellulite mostly occurs in women over 35 years of age,” says Delavier. “It can appear after losing a substantial amount of weight, from losing weight too quickly, and from taking too many diuretic supplements.”

1. Water retention. When water carrying waste and residue accumulates and stagnates in porous pockets under the skin, it is called water retention. It happens during periods of stress or before menstruation and then goes away after a few days without any special treatment, except when following a strict diet of no sugar and little salt. Cellulite occurs when this water becomes gelatinous, hardens, and creates pressure under the skin. “Only through an intense localized treatment of the fatty mass will you be able to dislodge this orange-peel texture, which will tend to become more difficult over time,” Delavier explains.

2. Hormonal changes. The appearance and development of cellulite are linked to important hormonal stages in women’s lives, such as puberty and pregnancy. Menopause is characterized by the ovaries’ ceasing to function and produce hormones. “At this stage of life, even though your body tends to activate fat cells less often, this does not mean you will not accumulate cellulite,” says Delavier.

3. Stress. Cellulite can occur during a period of intense prolonged stress and be linked to gynecological, circulatory, and digestive problems. These can seriously aggravate cellulite. “The liver plays an essential role in digesting food, and if digestion is not occurring properly, then liver function slows down,” says Delavier. “Fat and sugar will be stored, and your body will retain toxins that will considerably alter your skin tissue.”

4. Heredity. Heredity is an important factor in the development of cellulite, just as it is for obesity. Women who have varicose veins and circulation problems often pass them on to their daughters. “By eating a diet without sugar and by working your legs, you can break the hereditary chain,” Delavier says.

In Delavier’s Sculpting Anatomy for Women: Core, Butt, and Legs, Delavier explains the four reasons why women get cellulite.

The best way to combat cellulite is with intense exercise. “With targeted and in-depth regular exercise, you can confine cellulite and stop it from expanding,” Delavier says. “You will want to use long sets and short recovery time to burn fat.” Since cellulite is primarily located on the lower part of the body, exercises should be focused on that area. He suggests flexion movements including forward lunges that will help activate blood circulation and will work the thigh muscles and the knees. Running and stair machines are also ideal for working the buttocks and thighs.

Delavier adds that anti-cellulite creams, plastic surgery, and massage are also common methods of treating cellulite, but they aren’t sustainable solutions.

My note: I do not believe in spot-reducing exercise as Delavier suggests, as science has been unable to prove it (and there’s quite a bit of evidence to the contrary).

Hacking Human Behavior in Under Two Minutes

This past weekend Halevy Life hosted the first ever New York City “Persuasion Boot Camp,” created and conducted by the esteemed guru of human behavior, Dr. BJ Fogg.

Here’s what you missed! (including how to explain the recipe for all behavior in under two minutes!)

Ballet Phenom & Halevy Life Client Beatriz Stix-Brunell on Cover of POINTE

Holy cow was I excited to see ballet wunderkind Beatriz-Stix Brunell (she’s only 19!) on the cover of POINTE (a.k.a the only ballet magazine that matters). If you live in London be sure to check out her at the Royal Ballet, where she was recently promoted to soloist.


Here’s a picture of me & Beatriz on her last Halevy Life visit back in July:

The Key to Limitless Exercise Success: Limit Yourself

Check out my latest for Huffington Post HERE

Jeff Halevy: “The Key to Limitless Exercise Success: Limit Yourself” (Huffington Post)

Pretty Cool New Article on Halevy Life

This just came across my plate: Gym Owner & His Gym Are Both “Runaway” Successes

It talks a bit about my attempt to be a “super-hero,” but not sure I agree with that — except for the desire to be a business one! (And in reality, give me a break — how many high school kids can run a sub-5:00 mile anyway!)

Anyone in NYC should come visit and check us out though:

Halevy Life
802 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 233-0633

Jeff Halevy Speaks Out Against the Soda Ban

As a follow-up to my Huffington Post article on NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Soda Ban, I made an appearance on Fox 5 Reporter Lisa Evers’s radio show to discuss why I am, surprisingly enough, AGAINST the ban. Find out why: