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So, You Think You Are Not Like an Elite Athlete? Think Again

Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.

Most of us are not elite athletes. We do, however, have some things in common. We all struggle with motivation at times. We all have to figure out ways to accomplish our goal of living a healthy lifestyle.

Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.

Getting Past I or You Can't

S. L. Young | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

There are times that you might think something isn't possible because you don't believe it or others have told you that it's not possible or right for...

3 Steps to Losing Weight Without Depriving Yourself or Living on a Treadmill

Anne Ricci | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Many times, faith and self-acceptance are the very first steps to successful weight loss. Focusing on abundance instead of deprivation, as well as having the courage to address the emotions behind our eating patterns, are the next steps to creating a healthy body that we love.

Celebrate Kidney Month! Show Your Kidneys Some Love

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

According to a new report, more than 50 percent of Americans currently aged 30 to 49 will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. So what can you do about this alarming trend? Here are five simple things everyone can do to protect their kidneys and prevent kidney disease.

How Trigger Friends Help Us Better Understand Ourselves

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

When you start to understand the reasons behind your reactions, and understand why they trigger you, you can begin to make the positive changes that neutralize their affect over you. And when you do, you're actually helping them to do the same.

My Sister's Unpredictable Life

Danielle Posa | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.

Two Ways Yoga Can Help Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

March has been proclaimed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, spotlighting MS awareness, support and resources. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic...

Tips and Tricks That Help Make Eating Healthy Easier

The Active Times | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Maybe you can't find a way around your long work day or an extra busy schedule, but that doesn't mean you have to forgo healthy eating entirely.

Getting Rid of Worry

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

When we're confronted with news that could be good or bad, our minds tend to side with the bad. And the important thing to note is, we've programmed ourselves with this mindset of worry and fear.

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

The No. 1 Thing to Do When You're Having a Panic Attack

Anthony Meindl | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Cut yourself some slack. Acknowledge how well you're actually doing. Don't get caught up in the "shoulds." Change your self-dialogue to something more supportive and loving.

Why You Need To Prepare For Expatriation Like It's Pregnancy

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

"Being an expat isn't always easy," she said. "It's kind of like having children. If someone had told us beforehand what it was really going to be like, we might not have done it." But at the end, she said, "When it's all over, it's so rewarding and so worth it."

Lost In The Crowd: Surviving Kickstarter's Emotional Rollercoaster

Scott Stabile | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
Scott Stabile

I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.

7 Ways to Your Dream Body Right Now

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

We are all susceptible to negative self-talk, but the quicker we can learn to shift those thoughts back to the positive track the more we will stay on course to truly show up shining for every moment in our lives.

The Message of American Heart Month and Throughout the Year: Healthy Lifestyle Choices Should Be a Priority

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One of the great privileges of being a part of the American Heart Association is the opportunity to work together with fellow health organizations, like Susan G. Komen, to achieve our shared goal of improving and saving lives.

The New Dietary Guidelines: Outrage and Yawns

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The advisory committee's recommendations inform the government's guidelines, and those affect policies, action and choices. They affect everything from school lunches to SNAP to the food industry, and also the way we personally fill our plate.

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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.

Digesting the New Veganomic Guidelines

Melanie Young | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

As with any major proceeding there's a debate period. In this case, it's a 45-day open forum that started Feb. 19, where nutrition and health experts, food producers, commodity groups and just about anyone else with an opinion can weigh in.

Minimize the Menopausal Middle

Margaret Marshall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

During menopausal years, many women who have never had a weight problem find themselves gaining weight. In my experience, these women have not been eating well for years.

9 Tricks To Learn From Super Sleepers

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

The more sleep-deprived among us can take a cue from these super sleepers to get in on the vast benefits of sleeping well. Here's a peek at the smart, surprising habits of great sleepers, plus how the rest of us can copy their moves to a better night's rest.

The Yoga of Trust: How AcroYoga Rebuilds Your Trust in Others

Sophia Herbst | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia Herbst

There's a saying in yoga: Finding balance in the physical will help you find balance in the mental. I believe the same is true for trust.

Learn to Meditate and Avoid Common Beginner Mistakes

Rachael Yahne | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Like any rewarding action and practice, meditation does take discipline. But discipline should be an act of joy and loving devotion, not punishment. Remember that you are meditation to give your mind and heart the best chance to experience life fully, and enjoy the beauty of solitude!

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

21-year-old Eastern Ky. University Woman Loses 175 Pounds in 14 Months

Don McNay | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Don McNay

Outside of our shared love for Eastern Kentucky University, Elizabeth and I came at the decision to do the gastric sleeve surgery from very different perspectives.