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Pilar Gerasimo

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #21: Keep Your Body Clean, Inside And Out

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Your body is smart. But it does not necessarily know what to do with the chemical compounds manufacturers have been adding to their products (or makin...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #20: Aim for 85 Percent

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

So one day I decided that striving for perfection really wasn't a necessary or helpful goal. And I struck a new deal with myself: Rather than feeling compelled to make healthy choices all the time, I would simply make healthy choices most of the time.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #19: Fake It 'Till You Make It

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

It can feel like a battle between two aspects of a split personality. One emerging identity feels a healthier life calling, sees a happier, more inspired self almost within reach. That part wants to make some changes.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #18: Focus on the Fundamentals

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Too often, people get hung up on arcane questions about food combining, intermittent fasting, and herbal detoxes before they have begun consuming any reasonably balanced combination of whole, unprocessed foods.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #17: Reap the Rewards

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

While there's nothing wrong with chasing the torso of your dreams (particularly if you enjoy the chase), I have found that there's greater value in expanding our horizons, and seeing that we can win much bigger than that.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #15: 'Raise Your Sights'

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Too often, when we set out to establish an ideal body vision for ourselves, we wind up with an image of somebody else's body in our mental viewfinder....

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #14: Leverage Your Big 'Whys'

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

In a culture that's only too happy to tell us what we should want, be, and do, there is perhaps no more revolutionary act than simply reclaiming your own healthy sense of "why" and living it a little more fully each day.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #13: Be Proactive

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

There are times we can't stop, or feel we can't stop. There are times the urgency of our lives becomes unmanageable, untenable. And that is very often precisely when our bodies start breaking down.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #10: See the Bigger Picture

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Typically, when we want to check our health and fitness progress, we step on the scale or look in the mirror. But when it comes to well-being, what yo...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #12: Go at Your Own Pace

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Look at any leading health and fitness magazine, and you'll probably notice a pronounced (and sometimes amusing) emphasis on time urgency. "Flat Abs ...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #11: Be Part of the Solution

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Did you happen to come down with one of those awful bugs that were going around this winter? If so, you might recall not just how lousy you felt, but ...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #9: Safeguard Your Juju

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

When you are stressed out, your juju is one of the first things to go. You feel less positive and energetic. You are less open and receptive, more reactive and critical about everything around you. And the less good juju you have, the more vulnerable you become to stress's physiological effects.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #8: Minimize Symptom Suppression

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

So, the guy says to his doctor, "Doc, it hurts when I do this." And the doctor says to the guy, "Then don't do that." OK, it's silly, old-fashioned ...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #7: Practice Medicine Without a License

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

I am not a doctor. I am not qualified to offer "medical" advice of any kind. But I am qualified to ask questions, to be both curious and knowledgeable about what is going on in my body, and to go in search of information that might help me better understand the dynamics behind my health concerns.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #6: Redefine Your Role

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

But perhaps the bigger issue is that any illness requiring ongoing medical intervention can easily turn you from a person into a "patient." And once you become a ward of the health care system, it takes a conscious effort to avoid being assimilated by it.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #5: Repossess Your Health

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

There are a thousand small, daily opportunities to take charge of your own well-being, to cease taking your health for granted, to start more fully appreciating the the miraculous and resilient human body within your command.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #4: Celebrate What's Good

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

I am convinced that one of the healthiest and most revolutionary things we can do is simply find something right about ourselves, and celebrate that. Here are a few ways you can begin getting some more celebration-worthy encouragement now.

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #3: Rage Against The Machine

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #2: Buck Trends

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Evidently, the headline "What Makes Us Healthy Now Is Pretty Much the Same Stuff as It Has Been for All of Human History" just doesn't grab a lot of eyeballs.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #1: Defy Convention

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

For me, defying convention has never been about wanting to be different. It has been about wanting to have a snowball's chance in hell of staying healthy in a world that has often seemed intent on making me sick, fat, and depressed.

Pilar Gerasimo

LOOK: My Fast, Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast

HuffingtonPost.com | Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Behind the scenes during the shoot (Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post) I came up with this fast, healthy, grain-free breakfast solution mostly out o...

Give Your Workouts A Purpose

Mina Samuels | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

We work out for all sorts of reasons -- maybe we do it to de-stress, to lose weight, to get stronger, to be healthy or for all those ends and others.