Dr. Mantell

Dr. Mantell

Michael R. Mantell earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. at Hahnemann Medical College, where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. He has served as the Senior Fitness Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for the American Council on Exercise. Dr. Mantell is the Chief Behavior Science consultant to PFC Camp at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Council on Active Aging, a best-selling author, an international behavior science fitness presenter and in-demand Keynote speaker, an Advisor to numerous fitness-health organizations, and is featured in many media broadcasts and fitness publications. Dr. Mantell is a nationally sought after behavioral science coach for business leaders, elite amateur and professional athletes, individuals and families. He is listed in the greatist.com 2013 “The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”

Don’t Just Manage Holiday Stress, Prevent Stress Altogether!

In 0.44 seconds, I found 2,330,000 results (0.56 seconds)  hits in a Google search for “holiday stress.” Combine that with about 698,000 results (0.35 seconds) in a search for “manage holiday stress,” and you can see how widespread an issue this thing called “holiday stress” is. And just how poorly it is understood. That’s right, misunderstood.…

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How to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Waistlines, Mirrors, Jeans and Scales: The Holidays are Here! At this time of the year, those are not among our favorite things.  Parties, festive meals, late night drinking, office snacking, and lack of time to exercise soon will be upon us. It’s time, right NOW, to prepare and prevent holiday weight gain.   After all, you…

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Can Your Mind Prevent Cancer?

The mind is a powerful force, that can have a strong influence over your physical self. Is there a link between your thoughts and cancer prevention? In 1998, 30,000 adults were asked two simple questions. First, “How much stress do you have in your life?” And second, “Do you believe stress is harmful to your health?”…

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The Secret to Workout Success: Sweating with Your Spouse

Want to get active and healthy while also improving your romantic life? That’s right. The two go hand in hand. If you are concerned about your spouse’s/partner’s health or weight, the solution might be as easy as becoming their new workout buddy! So many couples have come to PFC together in hopes of leaving with…

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5 Habits That Are Expanding Your Waistline

You, yes you…you, who are busy reading this article while at the same time chomping on that oversized and yes, delicious, candy bar. Uh, what’s that you said? You “hear a cupcake in your calling your name” from your pantry? Uhm, perhaps you’ve got some habits that are making you, well… heavy. OK, OK, making…

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Is Fat Camp Fat Shaming?

What in the world is wrong with calling a weight loss camp a “fat camp”? Well, let’s start with EVERYTHING. People enroll in a residential program to lose weight or gain fitness for results, not shame. “Fat camp”? Really? Does anyone still call top-rated fitness and integrated weight loss programs “fat camps”? You bet they…

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5 Tips To Avoid Overindulging at Company Holiday Parties

Whether you celebrate Eid Ad-Adha, the Winter Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza or none of these, if you are currently employed, one thing for sure you will be celebrating this year is your office holiday party. That glorious evening of white elephants, clunking mugs of hot toddies, the hacking and rasping of Karaoke Christmas tunes and…

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Is It Head or Stomach Eating?

Imagine if pizza was just pizza, and not a stress reducer. 
Guess what? It’s not. It’s just pizza. Now, imagine if that ice cream, those cookies, the bag of potato chips and those burgers with fries were just, well, food, and not mood enhancers? 
Guess what? They’re not. They’re just food. The trouble is that…

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T.H.I.N.K. Your Way to Better Health

Ever wonder if “thinking on the bright side” really matters?  Well, it only matters if you want to lead a healthy, fit and happy life.  Otherwise, it’s an empty, but very nice, slogan. You see, positive thinkers, smilers, cope more effectively with stress. My experience tells me these healthy thinkers prevent stress from developing in…

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