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You Need Caring Too!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Whether you're a man or a woman, the very best gift you can give your children and anyone you love and who loves you is to take very good care of yourself.

The Secret To Changing A Habit For Good

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Besides taking a lot of blood, sweat and tears, relying on self-control to change our habits may not work so well because, well, we run out of blood, sweat and tears. When our tank is empty, that habit comes rushing back with a vengeance.

5 Simple Rules to Get Healthy This March!

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Watson Carl

We've decided to focus on getting healthy this month. We're eating delicious, healthy, whole foods, committing to exercise, and really cutting back on potentially inflammatory foods like sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and processed foods. It's our experiment in just how healing food can be.

What You Are Looking For Is Not in the Refrigerator

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

This is the time of year when that weight-loss resolution tends to get a little... slack. Maybe you have lost a couple pounds, but the work it takes to lose more -- and keep off the few you have lost -- gets old. You need to re-motivate yourself and decide once again what you really want.

8 Unhealthy Vices To Extinguish Now

Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lauren McMullen for U.S News How are those resolutions going, two weeks in? Only 300-something days left to drop 30 pounds or quit smoking or be...

How To Actually Stick To Your Goals This Year (The Recipe For Sustained Success)

James Clear | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The reason why it's so hard to stick to new habits is that we often try to achieve a performance or appearance-based goal without changing our identity. Most of the time, we try to achieve results before proving to ourselves that we have the identity of the type of person we want to become.

Starting A New Habit? Follow This 3-Step Plan

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

When approaching change, most declare their goal and then charge out blindly into the world, flailing their arms about in a confused mass of temporary motivation. So what's the alternative? How can we make permanent change?

How To Make Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This more benevolent approach to resolutions is about creating a lifestyle that you desire rather than achieving a single goal. Though you will achieve many goals in the process, you will also build daily routines that you can keep up and a life that you want to live.

Want to Jumpstart Your Life?

Helene Lerner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With the holidays here, I find it a great time to reflect on what I have achieved and to see how far I've come. It is also a great time to take a look at what I need to develop and to create new goals for 2013.

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Self-awareness is the key to long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. That means paying attention to what we think, what we put into our bodies and how we feel. If these thoughts are below the conscious level, then we can do nothing to change them.

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

Change Is Always Possible!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Whatever choices or chances have brought you to the place you are that you're unhappy with right now do not matter. The only thing you have now is now.

The Cook's Brain

Christina Pirello | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

As the holiday season approaches, it seems we all want to channel our inner "Martha" and cook up a storm -- which I love, since cooking is my life. So I offer some food for thought on being healthy through the season of partying.

Making Healthy Choices in Front of the TV: It's Possible!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Last week we talked about how TV can deter you from making healthy lifestyle changes, particularly if you're trying to eat differently. Now, let's think about what steps you can take regarding television and healthy living.

10 Tiny Crimes We've All Been Guilty Of

Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn We've all had our "That's so annoying... wait! I think I do that!" moments, so we've compiled this list of mini social crimes that we...

Preparation: What's in Your Lunchbox?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Do you go off of the wagon when you are hungry and have nothing to eat? Do you realize you're starving and the only food available is something you'd prefer not to eat but "it'll have to do?" These are the times that you are most vulnerable to sabotaging your hard-won efforts.

Footsteps of Fate

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

How many people do we all know, including of course ourselves, who eat and drink too much of the wrong things and, despite modern medicine, have gotten heavy and out of control? Too many, for sure!

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

Change Is Easier Than You Think: Thinking's the Problem

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We all want to change something. Most of us have tried and had either fleeting success or chalked up a failure. The way we think about change is the problem. In this arena (unlike most), we think too much. We usually think our way to keeping things exactly as they are.

How To Create New, Fearless Patterns

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

My last couple of blogs have focused on helping you become aware of your deepest fears and discover the negative patterns and habits that are dominating your life. This blog will look at how you change those undesirable patterns.

How to Fall Off the Wagon Consciously

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

My goal for each patient is that they understand what triggers them to fall off the wagon and to be able to recognize the very moment a trigger occurs. Being conscious is the number one gift you can give yourself in the quest to make a new habit stick.

Why Would You Need a Shrink to Lose Weight?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Is weight loss psychological? Is it something that a shrink can help you with or not? Have you tried hard to lose weight on diet programs and not been successful? Do you know why that is?

How to Build an Olympic-Sized Habit

Jeff Halevy | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Though it's safe to say most reading this article's closest connection to the Olympics will ever be is the couch, their bottom, and a TV set, in the spirit of the games I asked leading behaviorist Dr. B.J. Fogg how us Average Joes can develop "Olympic-sized" habits.

How To Change Habits And Start Making Decisions

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - Understanding habits can help people radically transform their lives and companies ...

How To Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most dieters need to learn a number of other cognitive and behavioral techniques to lose weight and keep it off. But a new habit of planned eating is crucial for success.