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Healthy Habits

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.

So... How's That New Year's Resolution Going?

James E. Porter | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Ever wondered why you break your New Year's resolutions within days or weeks of starting them? It's probably due to stress. Most of us don't realize t...

3 Lifehacks for the Motivationally Challenged

Kathleen Smith | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

New Year's resolutions are beginning to wane, and you're probably sick being told to eat your vegetables and dust off the yoga mat. If change were as ...

The Healthy Habit Change That Made A 'Huge Difference' For Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living

One key area of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's life that needed improvement when she first met Arianna Huffington was sleep. At the World Economic For...

Change Your Habits to Change Your Weight

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

There is no better time to start than today. Start one positive practice today and repeat it daily to begin creating the habit that leads to successful, sustainable weight loss.

Have You Already Ditched Your New Year's Resolutions? Don't Worry

Mary Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Kennedy

One of my clients came up with this plan to help her control her weight and to "eat healthy" throughout the coming year. She did a lot of research and chose six "must have" habits that combined food choices with behavioral techniques to guide her on her way. Here's her plan; you might want to use it as a guide for your own journey.

Why I'm Not Making Resolutions This Year And Am Embracing Healthy Hedonism Instead

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Phoebe Lapine

This year, I'm dedicating my wellness project to the art of healthy hedonism--to doing right by my body, without giving up my life. Figuring out your non-negotiables for pleasure is just as important as going through the pain of creating a new "healthy" habit.

Some Honest Health Advice for the New Year: Tell the Truth

Ali Cherry | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

The more willing we are to tell the truth about how we feel, what we see and what we want, the easier it becomes and the more likely we are to realize the health benefits - to our bodies, to our relationships and yes, even to our businesses. Telling the truth is the honest path to better health.

Teaching Your Dog-Tired Mind Some New Tricks

Hope Gillerman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Hope Gillerman

Many of us can feel low over the holidays, rely on alcohol and sugar to cope, get stuck on the pity path, snap at people we care about, and feel o...

The Only Detox You Will Need in the New Year

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?

Small Steps for Effective Results

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

The truth is, the mind has infinite room for growth. Once it achieves momentum, it will want more. But it cannot go from 0-120 mph instantly. It has to work itself up to that. If you have a desire or a dream, don't allow yourself to get in your own way. Make a realistic action plan.

Should You Quit Your New Year's Resolutions Now?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lucie Lincoln

The point here isn't to give up on growth, it is to go about it strategically. So if you are ready for real change, drop the resolutions and start making some simple shifts.

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 Santilli | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

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

Karen Manson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
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.