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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Wellness

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression.

Here's How You Defeat the Winter Blues

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

Winter is a misunderstood season. The holiday frenzy and new year often obscure the best winter has to offer -- a season of inward reflection, comfort foods and lots of sleep. Adjusting with the seasons is essential to functioning your best, but winter presents a challenge for many of us. Below are a few tips to consider, but my main point is this: live seasonally. Winter is a time to reflect, rest and slow down.

The 10 Commandments of Weightlifting -- and of Life

The Good Men Project | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

It is never the bar against you, it is you with the bar and the bar with you. Life and Universe are never against you; they are actually one with you, if you let them be.

Overrated Exercises, And The Moves You Should Do Instead

The Active Times | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's important to keep in mind that there's no "one-size-fits-all" exercise regimen that works for everyone. What works for your gym buddy may not be the best option for you. But if right now you're in need of new ways to make your gym sessions more challenging, try swapping in these moves that may be more worthy of your time.

10 Luxurious Health and Wellness Escapes

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Breaking out of bad habits can be a whole lot easier when you leave regular life behind, especially if you chart a course for one of these 10 hotels and resorts with serious health and wellness programs to help. Raw food or wine therapy? Take your pick.

Smoking Cessation Without Weight Gain

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.

How Emotions Control Your Fork

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

The role emotions play in overeating, fitness and weight loss is often the most overlooked aspect of health and wellness. If you are looking to lose w...

Carbs Are Not the Enemy: Oversimplification Is

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Can low-carb diets really help people lose weight? Of course they can. But that doesn't necessarily make them your best choice. In fact, if you exercise regularly, reducing your carb intake too far can be a bad idea.

15 Tips for Getting Fit in 2015

The Active Times | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Then, once you've got your resolution and the specifics of your fitness goals for the year set in stone, you can incorporate the following health and fitness tips into your plan.

Why We Can't Expect to Reach Our Goals If We're Still Thinking of Ourselves as Failures

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

New year. New you. Right? But wait... Who exactly are you as this brand new year begins? How do you think about yourself? What kind of energy are you ...

3 Must-Have New Year's Resolution Strategies to Help You Reach Your Goals

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

It's that time of the year -- New Year's resolutions are upon us. According to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 perc...

What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?

Don Saladino | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Don Saladino

If you're new to this, start with baby steps. And even if you are advanced or consider yourself an expert, trust me when I say, there is something we can find in one of those three principles that can be improved.

Tips for Making a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

The Active Times | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Perhaps it's the perception of starting out with a clean slate, or maybe it's because you can usually get a better deal on a gym membership -- for a whole slew of different reasons, the beginning of a new year is easily the most popular time for setting weight loss and fitness goals.

Obesity, Fitness Trackers and Kids: It's Time for a Plan

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Will we survive the next hundred years? At the rate we're going, we're either going to blow ourselves up or eat ourselves to death. As individuals we...

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weig...

The World's Best Marathons

The Active Times | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A great course with scenic views certainly adds value to an event. And when that course is lined with hordes of enthusiastic fans cheering you on, well that's definitely a big plus, too.

Stay Fit for the Holidays: Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

The Active Times | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If you're adamant about staying on course over the holidays, there are a few things you can do to make sure you'll stay committed to your goals while also enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer -- including good food.

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

Sneaky Holiday Habits Linked to Weight Gain

The Active Times | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's no secret that habitually overeating and indulging in too many treats can potentially lead to weight gain, but there are a few other less obvious and unfavorable holiday habits that you may acquire over the course of the season.

Weight Training: If You Aren't, You Should Be

Brandon Drenon | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Often when I introduce the idea of weight lifting to gym members the excuses I hear back are across the board. For women it's usually the fear of growing too big and muscular. Older people fear injury. And frankly, some people just have no idea where or how to begin.

10 Annoying Food Trends That Need To End Now, Immediately, Pronto

Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to food, we are not hard to please. Ask anyone. We will pretty much eat anything that comes within a few yards of our mouths. So, wh...

For Those of Us With a Dieter's Mentality, Halloween Is Scary for All the Wrong Reasons

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle...

Overeating at Work? Try This

Katie Seaver | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

You let your falafel wrap just be a falafel wrap. Not a complete respite from the grind of your day. And when you're not counting on your lunch to be your savior, it's a lot easier to stop when you're full.

6 Easy Tricks To Help You Stop Overeating

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Do you ever have the sneaking suspicion that the place where you spend the most time—your home—is conspiring to m...

The Simple Guide to Cooking for the Week in 3 Hours or Less

Val Bisharat | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Val Bisharat

I'm a health and wellness professional who dislikes cooking. An inconvenient truth. Over the years, I've created a weekly cooking system that minimiz...