Mickey Harpaz

Fitness has been a lifelong endeavor for me. My interest in fitness began early in life kicking the soccer ball in the schoolyard for fun then taking it to the professional playing fields.

I developed my skills as an athlete in high school and college, ultimately going on to earn advanced degrees in applied physiology at Adelphi University (MA), Teachers College Columbia University (EdDC).

I too have had a romance with food that started a long time ago that could have resulted in my weighing over 300 pounds by now. My life was surrounded by one profound major activity – EATING.

I emphasize prevention by integrating an active lifestyle with healthy eating habits. For over 29 years in private practice, specialized health programs have been designed for over 12,000 patients, addressing all issues for the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

In 1996, I shared the secrets to a healthy lifestyle in my book, The Anti-Diet: How to Eat, Lose, and Live teaching health and well-being and the ability to metabolize food, strengthen the immune system, and increase energy levels. But I didn’t stop there – and regularly lecture to parents and students and educators in local schools.

I have included a brief bio for you so you can see how education, experience and training have prepared me:

Health consultant, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist
Fitness Officer – IDF
BS, Exercise Physiology, Adelphi University, June 1983
MA, Exercise Physiology, Adelphi University, August 1984
EdDC , Applied Physiology & Nutrition, TC, Columbia University, December 1993.
In practice since 1987
Over 12,000 patients
Health & fitness talk show- consultant for CT Independent TV
Corporate wellness consultant
Lecturer and Author of three books
Charity marathon runner – NYC, Chicago, Paris
Former President, Western CT, American Cancer Society