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Design Your Healthy and Happy Life With 3 Quick Makeovers: Small Steps Equal a Big Impact

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Design your healthy and happy life with these super quick makeover tips that will have you wanting more. A healthy and happy life is about living bli...

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

5 Steps to Engineer Your Stressless Mind

Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD

Mental stress is powerful and sneaky. Remember that diamond is just charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well, and accept that there are things you simply can't control or change.

Why the Road to Better Health Has Nothing to Do With Willpower

Rena Williams | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena Williams

When it comes to health and wellness, if we shift our focus onto our why, making mindful choices becomes easier because your commitment and motivation comes from a much deeper place.

Ban the Bottle and Embrace the Glass

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Kimberly Petrosino

Single-use plastic water bottles require the input of an incredible amount of energy that the everyday consumer can avoid while simultaneously getting their daily fill of H2O. So if we aren't drinking from plastic water bottles, where can we get our recommended daily amount of water?

Science vs. Snake Oil: 3 Steps to Choosing a Health App That Actually Works

Lantern | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

There seems to be a health app for everything. Sleep better, train for a marathon, stick to your medication schedule -- there's nothing you can't do when you've got a smartphone. But with more than 100,000 health and wellness apps available, the options can be paralyzing.

7 Simple Steps to Create an At-Home Wellness Retreat

Brandy Oswald | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandy Oswald

Seven simple steps is all you need to have a blissful, relaxing weekend. Go ahead and enjoy your soul-soothing at-home wellness retreat!

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #13: Be Proactive

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

There are times we can't stop, or feel we can't stop. There are times the urgency of our lives becomes unmanageable, untenable. And that is very often precisely when our bodies start breaking down.

Memo to 30-Somethings: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Turn 40

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

No one warns you about 40. Instead, you learn as you go from appointment to appointment, or notice little changes day to day that let you know that your life (well, really your body) has changed, and not necessarily for the better. So this your warning, your memo.

Healthy At Any Size

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.

How to Change Your Mind: The Science of Breaking Habits

Rose Caiola | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Everything you do, think and feel is the result of one powerful organ -- your brain. The conductor of consciousness, the author of your story, the fro...

Look Beyond Pills for Better Sleep

Michael Larson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Larson

While we've all endured the distress of lack of sleep; it's almost too much to bear seeing someone you cherish suffering from a debilitating, unceasing sleep disorder. I know. The medications intended to help my daughter get the deep, restorative sleep she needs wreaked havoc on her body.

Ain't Got Time for Meditation?

Tania Kowalski | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

What have I found the benefits of meditation to be for me? Here's a list that although not exhaustive will give you an idea of why I will always keep meditation as an important part of my day.

Helping the Overwhelmed Working Woman Put Down Her Super Cape

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Maria's message was clear. She was totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and felt like she just wasn't good enough... good enough at anything. Being anything less than superwoman felt like failure. The more I listened to Maria, the more I knew the time had come... the time for Maria to put down her super cape.

Zero-Cost Recharge

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Kyle David Anderson

Paul Sullivan's "Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge" is another welcome addition to the swelling tide of popular and academic articles focused on the balance between life and work. But the piece does one thing very poorly: put wellness within a reasonable reach.

Who's on Your Post-Cancer Wellness Team?

Suzanne Foglio | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Foglio

"I define connection as the energy that exits between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; ...

Can You Achieve More By Doing Less?

Rose Caiola | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Yes, we're busy -- to the point of addiction. The question is, are we more productive? The answer is NO, not according to these three thought leaders.

24 Ways To Have The Best 24 Hours Ever

Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

From Manic Monday to Twisted Tuesday to Wacky Wednesday, it seems like there’s no escaping the chaos of a whirlwind work week. By the time we finall...

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

Alan Kohll | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Kohll

Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing your workout to your coworkers.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.

So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.

Sticking It Out: 6 Research-Based Pointers for Sustained Behavior Change

Brian Donnelly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Donnelly

Best practices around sustained motivation tell us that we need to think holistically, help our friend form new habits and control their lives. There is a ton of research in this area that can be distilled into a few guiding principles.

The Sleep-Weight Loss Solution

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Weight Loss Begins With a Couple of Eight-Hours Nights of Sleep When I hit the workout machines as part of my morning exercise routine, I was lifti...

Don't Worry, Be Present

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Connection is the key to presence. It allows us to see who we are and understand others. Finding more presence in your own life is hard to pin down. But, when you do feel engaged, connected and aware, something inside you clicks.