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Healthy Habits

8 Habits to Stop Now to Improve Your Life

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Stop reading, researching, preparing, and start taking action. You will never be perfectly ready, so sometimes you have to just hit the gas and go.

Can Beauty Actually Improve Your Health?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"It's better to look good than to feel good" went the SNL line made famous by Billy Crystal. It was funny, in part, because it mocked an age-old conf...

The One Thing Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Doing

SELF | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

From food bloggers to television shows to Pinterest boards, there's an overwhelming amount of nutrition information, everywhere you turn. How's a normal person supposed to identify the difference between trendy diet news and legitimate science-based advice?

Time to Get Your Exercise Program Started

John Toomey | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John Toomey

We all face that moment in time when we realize we need to get some exercise. Perhaps it is catching our sideways profile in the mirror, or nearly exp...

The Healthy Habit One-Two Punch Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

I was exhausted. I was in the middle of a 4-year grad program, and I was sick and tired of doing what other people told me to do.

5 Proven Ways To Lose Weight

Julian Hayes II | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the simpler the model, the likelier your success. No matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned fitness veteran who hasn't reached their desirable level of leanness -- master these five nutritional habits before attempting anything else.

Why Doing Less Is the Only Way to Lose Weight

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

Most people think that in order to lose weight you have to count calories and go to the gym five days a week. While it's true that eating more ve...

7 Habits for a Stress-Free Life

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Try incorporating these seven habits and bring more peace and joy into your life. We can use the tasks and work in our lives to propel us ahead and inspire us or they can overwhelm us. By incorporating these ideas, see if life suddenly feels easier and a bit more enjoyable!

Acceptance: The First Step to Reclaiming Control

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

In life, we all come across that point when the truth (we have been denying) stares in our face and we are left with no choice but to accept it. There...

The 6 Best Things You Can Do For Your Body

Posted 06.16.2015 | OWN

Science shows that small changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health drastically. We talked to prominent doctors, crunc...

Make Your Bed (Plus 6 Other Things You Should Do Every Day)

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

You wake up, roll out of bed (sometimes literally), brush your teeth and go about your day. That's your routine -- you've done it for years and it just feels normal. But like any routine, it can put you in a rut.

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Daniel Bowman The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my ...

2 Mammoth Fitness Character Traits That Can Guarantee Your Success in Anything

Julian Hayes II | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

Photo Credit: JeremyHall via Compfight cc "Follow this plan and incinerate the fat in four weeks." "Go on my 15-day plan and buy these supplement...

10 Small Habits That May Add Years To Your Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

It's easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don't take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the 'experts' really don't know what they're talking about.

7 Helpful Tips For People Who Are New To Fitness

Julian Hayes II | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

It's easy to find yourself traveling down a rabbit hole of endless information. Before you know it, your brain is fried and you haven't made it to the gym nor eaten your first healthy meal. But before you get sucked into the vortex of information overload, use these seven principles below to establish a rock solid fitness foundation.

3 Tricks for Making Your Good Habits Stick

Amy Morin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits -- even when you don't feel like it.

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a p...

7 Rules For A Happier, Healthier Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes, when you're looking to make some new healthy changes to your life, the last thing you want is another calorie-counting food journal or spec...

It's Enough to Begin

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

Some habit-formation strategies are familiar and obvious--like Monitoring or Scheduling--but others took me more time to understand. As I studied habits, I slowly began to recognize the tremendous importance of the time of beginning.

9 Steps to Creating Good Habits

Cliff Hsia | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

When you create good habits, you'll feel stronger, healthier, happier, and more capable of taking on even bigger challenges. With each step on your road to a better lifestyle, you'll gain more confidence, increase your momentum, and continue moving forward.

How Tiny Habits Will Help You Go Vegan

Sara Hohn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Hohn

Part of the challenge for many people adopting a vegan diet is that it seems like a gigantic, daunting change. But what if you could make tiny modifications to your daily routine so that going vegan seemed effortless?

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.

Don't Tell Your Mother, But the Key to a Healthier Life Is Lowering Your Ambition

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Your goals for a healthier, happier life can be achieved; you just need to lower your ambitions in order to change your habits. Instead of crafting dramatic resolutions which require great willpower, I urge you instead to start taking the smallest, achievable steps possible. Start small, very, very small, and you can build a new foundation for a healthy life.

The Art of Being Calm

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Esposito, LCSW

Whether you suffer from occasional anxiety, generalized anxiety, or its more cumbersome cousin, social anxiety, the following strategies can help get you on the other side of calm when practiced regularly.

Ungratefulness

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Be thankful. Express your gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude has become to mental habits, what eating veggies is to dietary habits. You've heard a lot about it, you know how important it is, and either you already do it, or you feel bad that you don't.