Dear Alice,

Every day I have the intention of going to the gym, but as soon as the clock hits 5:00 p.m. and I’m done with work, my body hits snooze! I get so tired and unmotivated and just want to go home. I really want to start working out because I know it’s not just beneficial for my body, but also for my soul. What should I do? Any suggestions?

Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, director of infectious diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, offers tips to guard against tick bites

Tick season is upon us, and the threat of tick-borne disease is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported cases nearly tripled between 2004 and 2017, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne pathogens with the potential to infect people.

Dear Alice,

Now that it is summer we go away for Shabbos a lot. I am not really comfortable toting along my own bag of Shabbos food. Could you give me some general guidelines for a successful Shabbos without requiring me to cook completely separate or bring all my own food? Thanks!