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What Are You Measuring In Your Life?

James Clear | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Measurement won't solve everything. It is not an ultimate answer to life. However, it is a way to track something critical: are you showing up in the areas that you say are important to you?

6 Ways To Get Moving (Without Getting A Gym Membership)

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Though a sedentary life can lead to many disease, it alone is not a disease. It's a behavior. And that means it's most definitely one you can change, even if you drive a desk for a living and love watching television at night.

The Truth About Exercising When You're Sick Or Hurt

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone When you're under the weather with a cold or achy muscles or joints, it may be best to skip your regula...

4 Simple Tips For Driver Wellness

Julie Lee | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

In addition to being Black History Month, February is also American Heart Month. We all know by now that one of the keys to heart health is exercise. ...

Breaking Bad Habits: How Vietnam War Veterans Broke Their Heroin Addictions

James Clear | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's no wonder 90 percent of typical heroin users became re-addicted once they return home -- they are surrounded by all of the things that caused them to get addicted in the first place.

America's Best Gyms 2015

The Active Times | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

What makes an exercise space exceptional? How can you tell if a gym is "good"?

Want To Move Away From Stress? Try Moving Your Feet

Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

Giving Up Music for Lent

Trevor Cox | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Trevor Cox

Incidental music is also everywhere; turn on the TV, go to the restaurant, or watch a soccer game and you'll hear music. What effect does this widespread consumption of music have on us?

Don't Let the Headphones (Or the Extra Fat) Fool You

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Karen Ann Kennedy

This was a good reminder to me about the importance of not judging a book by its cover. It was a good reminder that you can never really know where someone has been, what they're going through, or what they are working towards in their life.

S-E-X in the Empty Nest

Jim Joseph | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim Joseph

I knew a lot would change when my youngest went off to college. I have enough friends older than me who have been through it, so I thought I was prepared.

Health Is Progress, Not Perfection

Erin Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

For me, health means much more than its physical definition. It is emotional and spiritual as well. As I have hit these bumps along the way it has become evident to me that my health is ever evolving and will only improve it I put the effort in. Health is progress, not perfection. It is doing a little more than I did yesterday and not beating myself up for taking steps back.

Chocolate: A Treat for Valentine's Day, or the Cure for Aging Brains?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.

The More We Move the More We Improve

Ornish Living | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Clearly sedentary behavior has a deeper physiological impact on our bodies than we previously thought. There is a lot of value in activity beyond exercise.

CrossFit Hell... of My Own Making

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Kennedy

I can haul ass on a rowing machine, jump rope with this super heavy rope, slam a tire with a sledge hammer, start crying for no particular reason, and then gallantly swing a kettlebell around like a frigging professional discus thrower, all within the course of 20 minutes.

Measure Backward, Not Forward

James Clear | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

In the gym, just like in my business, I measure backward and use that measurement to determine my next move. I am constantly looking to improve, but I base my choices on what has recently happened, not on what I hope will happen in the future.

You Are What You Eat: Survey Reveals Americans' Diet Food Habits | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

To learn more about what choices people make when it comes to buying prepackaged diet food, we surveyed more than 500 people ages 18 and older. Check out the infographic to find out where people buy diet food, how often they eat it, how much they spend and more.

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.

5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone's exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a prof...

How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons From Milo of Croton

James Clear | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The health and fitness industry is filled with unnecessary complexity and thousands of experts sharing conflicting ideas. If there is anything I've learned during 10 years of strength training, it's that mastering the fundamentals is more valuable than worrying about the details.

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Once you build the habit of exercise, you can find thousands of ways to improve. Without the habit, every strategy is useless. Build the habit first, worry about the results later.

10 Ways to Work Out at the Gym Without Exercising

Sarah Cooper | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Why do we always talk about how much we want to go to the gym and then never do? The answer: exercise. Like many of you, I was holding on to the false belief that I had to actually work out at the gym to feel good about myself.

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

Melanie Young | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.

Even Regular Exercise Isn't Enough To Cancel Out Too Much Sitting

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who are too sedentary, even if they do exercise frequently, are more likely to develop hear...

3 Ways Stress Affects Your Workout

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living

My favorite stress and exercise mantra? Find your sweet spot, that state between ambition and anxiety in which you can function at an optimal performance without being overwhelmed.

The Marathon Runner Who Jumps Over All Hurdles

Scott Benner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

It was during law school that Robin found, very much by mistake, her passion for running and fell in love with it. She describes that in the years after much of her time in the law office was spent "counting down the minutes" until she could go for a run.