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5 Minutes of Meditation Can Change Your Entire Day

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Chelsey Wilson

Meditation has shown me that time isn't going to slow down in my favor, because time is not created or allotted to each person differently. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day, so it's ultimately up to us to choose how we balance that time.

Lessons From the Gym for the Over-50 Crowd

Tira Harpaz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

What I have gained from my gym experience is the feeling that I'm always in training. Training my body to achieve a new level of fitness, training myself to set goals and training my mind to be welcoming to new ideas and people.

Is There an App to Tell Me How to Cook Strange-Looking Vegetables?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

"What am I eating?" my spouse asked, poking at the roasted wedges of an orange vegetable on the dinner plate. "They look and taste like beets, but I t...

NBA Hall Of Famer Dominique Wilkins Opens Up About His Personal Struggle With Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Just one year after nine-time NBA all-star Dominique Wilkins retired from a successful basketball career, the Hall-of-Famer received devasta...

11 Things To Quit Immediately

Carolyn Maul | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Maul

There are many things in life that cause us to feel stress and sadness. Here are 11 things you can quit doing right now in order to create a life that feels easier and lighter. Starting today you can give up on things that no longer serve you and embrace positive forward momentum instead.

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.

Want Health? You Can't Get There From Here

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

In the name of "getting healthier," a lot of people use short-term strategies in an attempt to address their long-term goals. They eat shakes and ba...

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Becky Tountas | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Writing gifts me with so much: an outlet, creative expression, record keeping. But most of all it reminds me of this: although motherhood has changed everything, I am the same woman.

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 07.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Ivanovs

How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a ...

One Sensational Summer: 3 Small Changes to Help You THRIVE This Summer

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Petrosino

We all start off the summer with the best of intentions. You're going to hit the beach every weekend, take advantage of every fun activity going on in...

Your Pee May Hold a Clue to Your Destiny

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!

You Can Eat Well and Enjoy Your Vacation

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

I've got some great ideas for you that will ensure that sticking around town in the sticky weather isn't the only way to cure a case of the vacation induced regrets. Read up on my tips and recommendations and you'll always be prepared to have both a happy and healthy vacation!

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...

How to Accept and Release Your Failures and Successes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

There are good days and bad days. Big days and little days. And it's not always easy to "stay the course" as my father always said.

10 Morning Habits of Well-Balanced People

Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents

Mornings are hard for everyone. Whatever to-do lists we finished yesterday are instantly forgotten, and new ones begin to pile up -- fast. To help...

My Father's Oasis of Tranquility

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jorge Newbery

When I was little and growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would take me and my four siblings to the beach. These were significant outings: pails,...

Best Antidote for Hurrying? Pleasure, Italian Style

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Eleanor Shannon

Stop, look, feel, smell, taste, listen. Allow yourself the pleasure of your senses. Take a long, slow deep breath. Dive deeply into the moment. Be present for a sensorial, even sensual experience. Maybe we, Americans, can stop hurrying so much, escape our Puritan past, and leave behind the concept of "guilty pleasure" in favor of simple, daily Italian pleasure.

5 Ways Health Journalists Approach Life Differently

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

As editors for The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section, we’re constantly being bombarded by friend and family for health advice. Why are peop...

'Fit-Shaming' Our Way to Poor Mental Health and Obesity?

Jackie Warner | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Warner

The current trend in social and mainstream media is not only disturbing but is also filled with attacks against healthy, fit people and support for be...

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

We all know that working out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can't find the motivation. In my 30 years of teaching fitness classes, I've noticed a few things that help in the motivation department.

Here Are The Top 10 Fittest Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus and Alena Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

The national's capital isn't just leading our government -- it's setting the standard for fitness, too. According to the latest American Fitness Index...

From No Diet Day to No Diet Life

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

May 6 is International No Diet Day, a day established to challenge the cultural attitudes and values that contribute to chronic dieting, weight preo...

Truckers Need Meditation and Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

So, how can truckers implement meditation and mindfulness and why? As science continues to prove, meditation offers hard core assistance in dealing with stress, enhancing longevity and assisting with loneliness. Here are some practical implementations and thoughts.

How 'Healthy Diets' Have Changed Over The Decade

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you’re confused about all the conflicting dietary and nutritional advice out there, you’re not alone. Every week, it seems as if researchers ar...

Surviving 25 Years of Marriage Is New to Millennials But Still Works in the New Millennium

Jenny Triplett | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weddings
Jenny Triplett

Currently halfway into my 25th year of marriage, I keep hearing about how it is something of the past; marriage that is. I keep hearing that people are just shacking up these days and not making things legal.