Dr. Charlie Seltzer - Pioneering an Effective Approach to Health & Well-Being
The trifecta of long-term health and well-being, Dr. Seltzer is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.
There is a lot of talk in the fitness world about overtraining. Put simply, overtraining means training too much. This can occur in the context of workout s which are too long, too frequent, too intense or a combination. Common symptoms include loss of strength and/or muscle mass, fatigue, frequent or persistent infections, muscle and joint pain, trouble sleeping, loss of motivation and more. And while overtraining is certainly a real phenomenon, I believe it is less common than many… read more
On Sunday night, Jon Steiert and I did a half hour chat on Google Hangouts, where we discussed general health and fitness topics and answered questions from Twitter and Facebook. You can see it below.
For those of you who don’t know, Jon is one of my patients and is documenting his journey at www.project180.me. It is a great blog and I encourage everyone to check it out.
We will be doing these regularly, and if you have specific questions… read more
As part of my practice, when appropriate, I will use testosterone replacement therapy for men in order to relieve symptoms of low testosterone, which can include fatigue, low sex drive, weight gain, especially around the abdomen and decreased sense of well-being. However, since these symptoms are nonspecific, meaning other factors aside from low testosterone can cause these symptoms, the decision to use testosterone should not be taken lightly. There are risks to any medical treatment, and in order for me… read more
In health, as in life, there are things you can control and things that are beyond your control. If you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle, get stronger or faster, or whatever, recognizing which things are which will serve you well in the long run.
Most of the time, comparing yourself to others will do little, if any good. (There are possible exceptions, which mainly involve evaluating competitors in bodybuilding shows, physique competitions, races, etc., but even then you’re probably better… read more
How many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions that involve weight loss, better eating, exercising or something similar? Did you start yesterday? Did you push it off until today? How have you been doing?
Unfortunately, most people fail to follow through with their resolutions. The more successful people probably started in December, but if you are foundering, there is still hope. One of the major problems involves improper goals and lack of a plan. When this happens, failure is all… read more
I want to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blog, and thanks to my patients for all their hard work and dedication. Have a wonderful holiday and New Year, and remember: be moderate. Thanks again!
When I began working with Dr. Seltzer on August 9th, 2012, I weighed 263 pounds. I am currently under 220 pounds and feel better than ever, thanks to Dr. Charlie’s special combination of delivering quality medical advice and optimistic cheer-leading. I know in my core that he is my partner on this journey. His expertise and positive outlook have inspired me to change what needed changing so that I could improve my quality of life, which was essentially nonexistent 4… read more
I got this question through Facebook and thought it brought up a good point.
Question: What’s the best way to measure workout intensity? Heart rate monitor? Sweat production? I do the same workouts in December in long pants and sleeves that I did in July in sorts and t-shorts, and get the same average THR per workout, but–mostly cause I don’t sweat as much, I don’t feel like I am reaching the same intensity. I’m thinking that maybe evaporative cooling is… read more
This is from Merck’s website. It is a great tool for those who eat fast food regularly.