The worst that can happen is you don't like it and move on. But what may happen is that you change your life forever. You may just find your happy zone, where fitness is not just used to attain better health and wellness but is your gateway to fun and excitement.
As America's heartland prepares for another frigid winter, low-income families in Iowa are also bracing for a significant change. That's because private companies are scheduled to take over management of the state's Medicaid program the first of the new year, a shift Iowa's governor is calling "modernization."
Aging well has only helped me to stay strong and resilient. Maybe it has been a distraction to help me get through the hard times, either way, I am proud of who I am and if being a little obsessed with staying young is seen as shallow and trivial, then so be it. That attitude is one of my beauty secrets!
Self-love is not a destination. Expect a journey instead, littered with imperfect moments. Be prepared to invest continual effort and attention. By following the prescription above, we say YES to love -- at the end of the day, isn't that what life is all about?
As we get closer to the end of 2015, we think back to the end of September in New York and the buzz around the new bold development agenda. At the General-Assembly, 193 governments adopted the new United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
"I've fallen and I can't get up!" You may've laughed along with millions of other Americans in the '90s when the catchphrase from a particularly cheesy Life Alert commercial was parodied over and over again on sitcoms and in the media.
Reproductive health is a much better term because of its broad range. When I began using this term 20 years ago people laughed at me. They asked me to explain what that was. They wanted to know why we needed to be concerned about our reproductive health.
I will never take the people in my life for granted again. One text message can change someone's life forever. One phone call can alter our perception of reality entirely.
Health, mental or physical, is a fundamental human right. It is influenced by biology but also by social and cultural norms, which have historically discriminated against women, making them more vulnerable.
Here's how some big-time women with equally big-time responsibilities find the time to put self-care at the top of the priority list.
I think the world has changed after the attacks in Paris. And as a health-care practitioner with cancer patients in my practice, I take a medical view of this assault on our world and how it might be healed.
When a crisis happens, what do you do next? If you pray, what do you ask for? This poem by Rabbi Jack Riemer, adapted from Likrat Shabbat, gives us so...
Let's face it - with our hectic college schedules running between classes, meetings, and office hours, it's difficult to carve out the time to sit down for a proper meal - which is where being prepared with healthy snacks can be a savior.
I couldn't run a mile in high school gym, but a decade later, I completed the NYC Marathon! It was one of the best, most triumphant days of my life. I'm proof that anyone can do it! It all comes down to training. Here are my tips for crushing your first marathon.
When I was pregnant with my first child 17 years ago, I had the usual worries compounded by my knowledge as an obstetrician and high-risk pregnancy specialist. I knew first-hand the impact of prematurity and other complications. Like other moms-to-be, I hoped to deliver a healthy baby. As a research physician, I was eager for evidence-based knowledge to make this a reality.
Surprises and white privilege aside, the fact is that white, middle-aged suicide/mid-life crisis is an alarming problem that must be given serious attention. It is a growing epidemic that is, literally, resulting in deadly consequences for those affected by its powerful and merciless grip.