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96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an enormous benefit from even a little exercise, more benefit from more, and then a threshold past which returns diminish, but don't decline. The take-away message is that there is enormous potential for even a little bit of action to make our health, and lives, better.

Weight Loss Gut Check

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

The 3Ms Revolution: Three Keys to a Healthier, Happier Life

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Fitzpatrick

y adding these essential ingredients into your daily routine, you will set your mind, body and spirit on a path lined with greater vitality, happiness and creativity. Try the 3M's for 30 days and see how it transforms your relationship with the world around you.

Our Health, on Fire: The #UseWhatWeKnow Campaign

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Let the parsing continue, for that competition is healthy if it helps us do something about the residual 20 percent of all chronic disease we don't already know how to prevent. But let us not squander what we do know while working to learn what we don't.

Why Some People Can Fly and Others are Healthy: of Science, Sense and Skillpower

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The route to health should be a path of lesser resistance than it is, free of turbulence and traffic. But it is what it is for now, and we need to rise above it.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Savor the Moment

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

The above steps take a certain level of deliberate mental focus and sustained effort. As you complete your savoring moment, surrender. Sink into the experience, softening the need to do, notice, or direct anything. Give yourself a breath or two to just steep.

Diet and Health: There, There and Getting There

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.

Health: Know What, or No How

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I genuinely believe the luminous prize of vitality -- more years of life, more life in years -- is tantalizingly, almost agonizingly within reach. But until more of us can agree we do know what, there simply is no how.

Dare to Be Daring

BeverlyD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
BeverlyD

Truth or dare: What gives you more energy? Someone admits as a truth they secretly admired you. It feels nice and warm? Or they be daring and walk u...

The Logic of Gifting Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.

Lifestyle as Medicine: At a Fork in the Road, Who's Got a Spoon?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Lifestyle is the greatest of all medicine, but it may feel in this morbidigenic, obesigenic world of ours that we can't get it to go down, because we just don't have the right spoon. It may feel that we can't get there from here. That is, in a word, wrong.

What REALLY Kills Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What really kills us prematurely, and all too often imposes years of misery beforehand, isn't a list of chronic diseases, but the factors that cause those diseases. What really takes years from life and life from years is a willingness to know WHAT, yet neglect the opportunity to know HOW.

Sexy, Vital, Lean and Ageless: The Magic Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.

You Can Fix the Health Care Reform Hullabaloo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health isn't built in hospitals; disease is treated there. Health is built every day, over the course of a lifetime, in the places we work, and learn, and play, and pray, and love, and live. Or it isn't. And if it isn't, the "health care" system can't fix it.

74th Birthday, 54 Miles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A 54-mile bike ride to celebrate a 74th birthday is, indeed, very cool -- for many reasons. My father's lifelong devotion to physical activity is partly responsible for my own.

The Top 5 Resistances to Change (And Their Remedies)

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I often see patients in my psychotherapy practice who are unable to make changes in their life and do not understand why they keep sabotaging their efforts. Usually this is due to a hidden resistance or unwholesome belief associated with the desired change.

Chocolate as a Religious Experience

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Sushumna Chocolat offers artisanal confections that have been lovingly crafted with surprising ingredients meant to stimulate the elemental vibration of its corresponding chakra.

For Busy Women: 3 Tips for Easy Ways to Become More Fit

Anat Baniel | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Whether you are a full-time mom, working mom, working professional, or college student, one of the biggest challenges to becoming fit is finding the time in your busy life. The good news is that this challenge may not be as difficult as you may think.

Are You Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I recently saw a patient who was struggling with her weight. She loved cooking. Every night while making dinner, she drank a bottle of wine. The average bottle of wine has about 750 calories -- that's half to a third of the recommended daily amount for women.

A Sea of 'Happiness' Without Memory

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I'm using a part of this holiday coming up to remind myself about how going through tough feelings can be a much more grounded and sane way of resolving conflict than gliding above it all.

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Nutrition Footnotes

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Kelly Dorfman

People obviously enjoy reading about having sex but if they actually want to be having more sex, being in good nutrition shape is critical. Plenty of people do not have enough stamina for plain old sex, let alone the exhausting gyrations depicted in the erotic bestseller.