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Healthy Habits

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

Your Foolproof Guide to a Year of Positive Habits

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Don't go for earth-shattering transformation right way. Start with little changes that will become big ones over time. For now, work on some simple daily behaviors that would give your morale a booster shot.

Destined to Fail on Your 2015 Resolutions? Can One Word Hold the Answer?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lucie Lincoln

Willingness is living it, breathing it, being 100 percent in, 100 percent bothered and committed. It is not something that waxes and wanes with your interest, it is not passion or enthusiasm.

21 Habits of Happy People You Can Adopt in 2015

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

It's the perfect time of year to reflect on and learn from everything that happened in your life in 2014 and to set new inspiring intentions and goals for the year ahead.

6 Little Habits To Get Happy (Almost) Instantly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood. Listen to nature sounds Remember that C...

Here's What Will Make You 10 Times More Likely To Lose Weight

AARP Life Reimagined | Sarah Mahoney | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, weight loss tops many people’s list, with as much as 21 percent of the population (me included) vo...

Snacking Is Linked to Weight Loss, But Is It the Snack or the Break?

Ali Cherry | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

The noun snack means a small amount of food eaten between meals, but the function of a snack is a boost in energy. Many of us may be able to get our boost without the unwanted side effect of weight gain, with a "nature snack" like a walk outside or an "ear snack" like listening to a song.

Want a Fabulous Life? 10 Things You Need to Be Doing

Laura Ann Allahverdi | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Ann Allahverdi

Having a truly fabulous life requires a bit of maintenance. Zig Ziglar said it best when he said: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. We...

The Changes We Wish We Could Make: How To Inspire Personal Behavior Change For A Healthy And Sustainable Future

Dr. Karen Manson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Manson

Governments and health care companies are only part of the solution in creating a sustainable and healthier future in a global health care system where 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases and 40 percent of cancers are preventable; personal decisions and responsibility also play a large role.

3 Tips For Finding The Elusive Good Night's Sleep

Amol Sarva | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Amol Sarva

The first thing you have to ask yourself is whether you have actually tried any of the tips that you have read, let alone performed them over a period of time where you could observe whether there was any effect or not.

8 Healthy Habits To Adopt Now

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As most of you know, I am not a fan of diets. The reason is that we follow a certain diet for a while, and then we fall off the wagon as we are unable to sustain it, and so often, end up discouraged. Better to adopt a healthy lifestyle you can sustain for the long haul.

How Doing Dishes Can Help You Lose Weight

Caroline Kaufman, RDN | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Kaufman, RDN

Here's the secret: Self-control is like a muscle. And the more you use it, the more self-control you'll have, and the easier it will be to exert it.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here's How I Made It

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

After finding it difficult recently to enjoy myself or relax without a drink, concerned that I might be leaning towards alcohol dependency at age 50, I challenged myself, 32 years after my first legal beer, to quit drinking alcohol for 30 consecutive days.

Stop Giving Up Unhealthy Habits!

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Let's be nice to ourselves. We only have one body, one mind, and one life. Why not treat them with care and respect? Eat to feel alive, not guilty. Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body. Live because you enjoy your life, not because you have to exist.

How To Get Out Of An Exercise Rut

Chris Freytag | Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

No one jumps out of bed in the morning, throws off the covers, and dashes off with excitement to do something they dread.

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even in our normal routines and daily schedules.

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness And Wealth

Entrepreneur | James Clear | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the follo...

What Wearables and Trackers Are Telling Us Beyond the Numbers

Ali Cherry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

No matter what health outcome we seek or technology we prefer to support our own health transformation, trusting our intuition and simply noticing are key to behavior change.

The Power of Aromas

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Walk through any mall in America and you might suddenly be enticed by the smell of cinnamon buns or coffee. Sell your home and often you are advised b...

These 7 Healthy Habits Helped This Man Lose 170 Pounds In One Year

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

By making this a life change you won't just do what's necessary. You'll incorporate healthy habits into everything you do, which will give you that continued success. You won't make those same bad decisions because that won't be what you want for your new life.

The Ultimate Guide To Building A New Habit

James Clear | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there, and most of it isn't very simple to digest.

The One And Only Way To Get Healthy

Ali Cherry | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As consumers, we need to trade the habit of clicking for short cuts for the habit of practicing behaviors that will truly serve our health. As a health and wellness industry, we need to trade our habit of telling people why they should do something or overwhelming them with a dozen ways to do it, and instead, invite them, inspire them, and propel them to try one way, to practice.

5 Secrets To Lasting Lifestyle Change

Lorie Eber | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Being healthy in this setting is a Sisyphean hurdle, one that requires 24/7 diligence. Sometimes you'll feel like you're in a rip current. While this is a formidable challenge, it is doable, and it trumps feeling lousy, living on meds, and eventually dealing with chronic illness.

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.