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Tony Posnanski


What It's Like When You Weigh 380 Pounds and Order a Salad

Tony Posnanski | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I ordered a salad. It was only 410 calories. The people behind me giggled when I placed my order. Maybe they were laughing about something else. I always heard laughter when I went places. I believe a lot of it was because of me.
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW


Not All Nurses Are Created Equal

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I've decided that there are two kinds of nurses -- those who are just punching a time clock and getting a paycheck, and those who are nursing from the heart -- helping improve not just your mood, but your health, as well. What's the difference?
Seth Adam Smith


Please Stop Hating Your Body

Seth Adam Smith | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
Your body wasn't meant to be treated like an object for others to scrutinize -- it was meant to be treasured as the most incredible and most advanced instrument that you have to receive the world.

Why Social Media Should Take the Back Seat When It Comes to Health

Unwritten | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
It has been said that fitspiration is really just thinspiration in disguise. What happened to trying to be healthier for the sake of being healthier? These days, it's all about striving to look more attractive. Appearance seems to be in the forefront of concern, and health is taking a back seat.
Joshua Liao

Shopping for Your Health Care: Can You Tell if the Price Is Right?

Joshua Liao | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I believe in a tomorrow with more transparency and greater consumer awareness; one with troves of information at our fingertips; one where we can make health decisions with our eyes open. So for all of their limitations, the most recent Medicare releases are steps in the right direction.
Jessica Bensten

Never Second Guess a Second Opinion

Jessica Bensten | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
From our conversation, I knew I had to stop sitting still. Stop accepting that we got the best, without checking it out myself. I chose to not accept statistics. I couldn't take my son's cancer away, but there were other things I could do. Everett and I got busy researching.
Emily Schromm


How Being a Barista Changed My Life

Emily Schromm | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I wouldn't be where I am today without taking chances and following my dreams -- then being open to changing my mind to chase another dream. We shouldn't get stuck on a path that makes us unhappy or unfulfilled -- and that goes for fitness and health too.
Dara Torres


Is It the Flu or Meningococcal Meningitis? Don't Wait to Find Out

Dara Torres | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
This disease is rare, but it can potentially take an otherwise-healthy child's life within 24 hours. It is important to know that this disease can be prevented. So I am sure you are reading this and wondering why isn't it prevented?
Samyukta Mullangi

The Doctor Who Remembers, or Doesn't

Samyukta Mullangi | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
The idea that every doctor I see, no matter how frequently, would need to memorize my name, face, and life history in order to qualify as an excellent, caring physician feels like a distorted sentimentality, an invented fiction.
Margaret Marshall


Beat the Annual Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle

Margaret Marshall | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
When you can acknowledge your desire it will take you throughout the year regardless of the month or events and holidays. Where you are and who you're with will become irrelevant, and your desire will stay strong. Eating smart and exercising is the pathway to achieving your desire.
Dylan Armajani


Grit and Perseverance: A Pacer's Story of 100 Miles

Dylan Armajani | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
The lessons and experiences that I witnessed in the 38 miles I had the privilege of running next to these two athletes this past weekend are remarkable. I'm not sure I even have the words to describe it.
Andy Bellatti


Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?
Holly Leber

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler


Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
With kids busy running to class, staring endlessly at computer screens studying or training hard for their school's athletics program, thinking about maintaining good eye health and safety may not be a top priority in their minds.
Katie Yip


The Importance of Fitness Experimentation

Katie Yip | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
If you are genuinely interested in making real changes, make it your mission to be fully commit to your beliefs and personal philosophies. Often times you will realize that what you were initially doing was right all along, yet you abandoned it for the latest fad because you lacked the confidence.
Amy Kiser


How I Learned to Love My Body

Amy Kiser | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
It didn't happen overnight but gradually changing my brain led to changing my body. Over the next year, I was exercising less and eating healthy. I didn't obsess, and the weight slowly came off.
Idalis Velazquez


How to Change Your Fitness Mindset

Idalis Velazquez | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Once you begin to train with your focus on getting stronger and not stressing over the way you look, your training becomes more productive and efficient. You place that energy on learning how to move and perform better and in the process break mental barriers.
Noell Yanik


Don't Stop Short of Your Fitness Goals

Noell Yanik | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
I got hooked on fitness for vanity reasons many years ago. But now that I'm a working mom, I do it because of the energy, focus and confidence it gives me. Exercise allows me to focus on something positive and forget the rest of my life for even 20 minutes, and that's so therapeutic!
Jason Wahler


A Lack of Prevention and a Startling Statistic

Jason Wahler | July 30, 2014 | Politics
Hearing about what's going on in Missouri just baffles me. I am in full support of the prescription drug monitoring program, and am unsure why one state out of 50 is giving so much push back.
Jason Saltmarsh


The Secret to Running Faster

Jason Saltmarsh | July 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance.
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