Men’s Club Special Lecture:
Improving Your Health
BY BUD BANK
The North Shore Towers
Men’s Club recently welcomed
chiropractor, Dr. Mark Krele,
to discuss chiropractic wellness
care. Dr. Krele has treated patients
for over 28 years at his
practice in Flushing, Queens.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Krele
offers chiropractic treatment,
massages, and trigger point therapy.
Other services he offers are
reflexology, blood pressure readings,
body fat analysis, exercise,
balance and rehabilitation, etc.
He treats neck and back pain,
sciatica, pinched nerves, stenosis,
and balance issues. Annliese
Karp, a patient of Dr. Krele’s, was
kind enough to volunteer as he
demonstrated different chiropractic
techniques he uses.
One of the first things that
immediately grabbed my attention
from his discussion was the
topic of sight and sound. Dr. Krele
discussed that there are two types
of people, visual and auditory. He
goes on further using the example
that on Valentines Day, visual
people like to receive a gift while
auditory people would prefer to
hear “I love you.” Dr. Krele made
another interesting point when
discussing noise in restaurants. Dr.
Krele suggested that if you cannot
hear well, asking for a booth rather
than a table may be more of a suitable
option. He also recommended
sitting with your back to the wall.
In addition to discussing various
details of his practice, he also
gave us many helpful pointers
and suggestions to keep fit. His
most salient point being, “eat less,
exercise more.” Dr. Krele also
does something I thought was
no longer in existence today. He
still makes house calls! Although
Medicare covers his bill, there is
still a small charge per visit ($15),
which will only cover spinal
A few things I think we were all
familiar with were to drink eight
glasses of water a day and to get at
least eight hours of sleep a night.
He also suggests not eating after
7:30 each evening.
Another topic Dr. Krele elaborated
on in great detail was good
and bad nutrition. While the calorie
intake for women should be
around 2,000 and for men 2,500,
one specific food that made Dr.
Krele’s “bad” list was Ramen noodles.
For those who are unfamiliar
with Ramen noodles, they are
really just dehydrated noodles that
have no nutritional value and are
high in sodium, calories, and saturated
fats. You add water to the
cup, stir it in, and then microwave
it. The Cheesecake Factory, IHop
and Subway are a few restaurants
that you might do well to avoid,
as most meals in these restaurants
are quite high in calories.
Two foods that made Dr. Krele’s
“good” list were eggs and oatmeal.
Oatmeal breaks down into the type
of energy your body needs and will
keep you fueled for a longer period
of time. Would you believe that?
Ironically enough, everyone in the
Men’s Club orders one or the other
for breakfast and you know how
healthy they all look!
Furthermore, Dr. Krele emphasized
the importance of stretching
your muscles. Dr. Krele cited the
7th inning stretch at baseball
games as being beneficial. Doing
stretches allows your body to
release pain killing endorphins
in response to the movement.
After his lecture, I asked him if
introducing a fourth inning stretch
might double the benefits. I think
The lecture ended a little early,
and on my way home I decided
to see what was going on in the
VIP room. As it turned out I was
well rewarded, being that I got
to hear pianist Paul Verona play
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
As I went up in the elevator, I
began thinking of how fortunate I
am to be a resident of North Shore
Towers. There are endless opportunities
to hear experts speak on
many subjects or to take up a
new hobby. Learning how to play
canasta, poker, and pickle ball will
be my next goals.
MEN'S CLUB SCHEDULE OF
• Breakfast at Buffy's every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
• Tuesday, August 6, 9am at Buffy's
• Wednesday, August 7, 8am - 12 Noon: Fishing Trip leaving
from Freeport, NY
Members and guests welcome. $38 for Seniors and $32 for
children. Price includes pole and bait. Lunch on Nautical mile
after trip. Call Arnie Rabinowitz (516-317-6705) for reservations.
• Thursday, August 8, 7:30pm: Men's Club Meeting
Large card room, Building 2
Speaker: Dr. Stacey Brisman, Dermatologist
Topic-" Skin Care Tips for Seniors that you may not have known
Guests welcome when accompanied by a member for a fee of
$5 payable at the door. Coffee and cake will be available.
• Monday, August 12, 10:30am: Current Events in the Coleridge
• Tuesday, August 13, 12:15pm: Members only lunch at Ben's
of Bayside. Individual checks. Call Jerry Siegel (347-235-4513)
or Jack Sevita (917-584-0559) for reservations.
• Wednesday, August 21, 7pm: Member/Guest dinner at
Filomena's Restaurant , 1039 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin
Italian Feast includes hot antipasto, pasta or salad, 5 entree
choices. Tartuffo and coffee or tea. A cash bar is available. $40
per person including tax and tip. Send check payable to NST
Men's Club to Jerry Siegel in building 1(18s) or Jack Sevita in
Building 2 (9U)
• Sunday, August 25, 7:30pm: BINGO in large card room
• Monday, August 26, 10:30am: Current Events in the Coleridge
Any questions please call Jerry Siegel at 347-235-4513 26 NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER ¢ August 2019