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The 11 Worst Decisions You Can Make at the Gym

Thrillist | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

You signed up for a gym membership, which may, in fact, be one of your poorer decisions. But now you're locked into a contract, so you might as well make the most of it. If you don't want to catch a staph infection or get trapped on a treadmill between a heavy breather and a loud cellphone talker, avoid making these decisions when you hit the gym.

Where Is the Fun in Healthy Eating?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

My definition of healthy eating is eating food that is enjoyable to you in the quantity that is good for you. While we understand that a food such as broccoli is healthy for you and the quantity that is good for you can be very large, it also means that cake may be enjoyable to you, but the quantity that is healthy for you is small.

Anxiety Will Not Hold Me Back

Kylie Aloi | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kylie Aloi

Anxiety may not be the most pleasant experience in the world but I personally wouldn't trade it in. Throughout all of my exploring, I have come to see that those of us with anxiety seem to be a "type" of person.

Holiday Dieting Survival Quiz

Penny Love | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Are you on track with your holiday nutrition? Take my Holiday Dieting Survival Quiz to see if you will end up maintaining your weight through the end ...

To End or Not to End Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her. Vanessa and Jon have a ...

7 Things to Do and Never Do While Dating

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Avoid these all-too-common dating mistakes that can deter a fabulous relationship from forming and follow the rules that will lead to many more romantic outings:

Letting Go of Self-Image and Focusing on Self-Concept for Lasting Happiness

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

The formula is simple: When you feel rich and fulfilled on the inside, your positive self-concept will naturally attract circumstances into your life that make your self-image shine.

The Flu Is Late This Year And That's A Good Thing

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be late fall, but there's not much flu going around in the United States so far this season, according to a new report from the Centers for Dis...

How I Took Back Control Of My Happiness And My Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to take back control of my happiness and my life -- after years of grieving over the loss of my father, dissatisfaction in my career, relationship and overall life.

A Cure for the Hectic Holidays

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Do you feel like you never have enough time? According to Dr. Kathleen Vohs, 47 percent of Americans say they are starved for time. It's an epidemic s...

Nourish Every Component of Your Life

Neha Uberoi | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Uberoi

After seeing that friendship and community needed nourishment in my life and how too much focus on another area was causing me grief, I wanted to make a change. Using evidence of small commitments leading to bigger behavior change I employed the following.

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: Here Are 20 Ways!

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Karan Nijhawan

Tis the season of eggnog, good food, delightful company and lots of joy. With so much fun in one sentence, how can one manage to keep their weight und...

We Are No Longer Fine, We're Busy Blind

Dana O'Dell | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dana O'Dell

We have stopped paying attention to the person in front of us. We have replaced genuine conversation with well-rehearsed platitudes. We glorify the bu...

All the Ways Red Wine Makes You Healthier

Thrillist | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Alexandra Duron Credit: Shutterstock If you've ever thought that wine cures all, you might not be far off. As it turns out, you've got plenty o...

5 Ways To Stay Fit On Vacation

JoAnna Niles | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
JoAnna Niles

Earlier this year, I made the decision to travel more and focus on a living a healthier lifestyle. Even though I go on trips, I still make it my business to do some kind of physical activity. Here are five simple ways to stay fit while on vacation.

Dr. Feelgood

Brenda Keesal | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

One day, and whether I like it or not, I won't have a choice. Neither will you, your best friend or worst enemy. If we could invest in the inevitability, we'd all be rich. The problem is; dying isn't sexy and it doesn't sell, while fear, denial and escapism is the defining hustle of our time.

Men: Make a Greater Effort to Establish Friendships Outside Your Own Race!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Does not having any friends of other races make you a bad or racist person? Of course not. Does it make you a socially limited person? To a large degree, yes it does.

The Exercises People Do Wrong Most Often (And How to Do Them the Right Way)

The Active Times | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Whether you're training for your first 5k, aiming to lose weight or working to alleviate age-related aches and pains, strength training is an importan...

Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor, According to Doctors

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.

What We Can Learn About Aging From Little Singapore

Paul H. Irving | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Population aging is spreading worldwide due to increasing longevity and declining birth rates, resulting in a relative reduction in the proportion of children and an increase in the proportion of older adults in the population.

Maintain, Don't Gain: 10 Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Penny Love | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

What keeps them at their goal weight is not dependent on whether they ran a triathlon this week or were bedridden with a cold. It's not that they ate 700 calories or 7000 calories. It's that they did what they needed to do to get back on track.

A Thought on the Holidays...

Kaila Proulx | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kaila Proulx

In reality, the holidays are the worst time to try to "buckle down" in terms of diet and exercise. If anything, you should just try to maintain your normal routine and do what feels right for you. Being more flexible and less strict with yourself is a good thing this time of year.

Teens Aren't Getting Nearly Enough Exercise At School

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Even though teens get more exercise at school than anywhere else, it still isn’t enough to meet minimum daily activity levels rec...

Fewer Americans Struggle To Pay Medical Bills

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released T...

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Details | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

Sure, you can't out train a bad diet, and you can't get fit without adequate and proper exercise, but even if you're on point with both of those, if you don't get enough sleep, your overall health is suffering.