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Don't Let Your 'Can't Dos' Get You Down

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I get a certain sense of accomplishment when I reach a goal that others thought I couldn't reach. I enjoy the look of awe on their faces, that moment when they shake their heads and walk away perplexed. At that moment, being the underdog feels pretty awesome!

Is 2014 What You Hoped It Would Be Yet?

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Is your year on track? If not -- now is a wonderful time to course correct a little and re-evaluate the goals you set for yourself in January. What inspired you to write them? Go back to that place and sit with them awhile. Forgive yourself if you are not where you hoped to be and remember, it is never, ever, ever too late to still go for what it is that you want and to follow your dreams.

7 Happiness Lessons I Learned From My Mother

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

My mother shaped the woman I would become, the family I would create and the business I would build. In this month that celebrates motherhood, I'd like to share some of my mother's best advice.

My Sprinter

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

I decided long ago not to mind his need for speed. Something about the movement itself feels good to him, so I let him go. I once asked him why he sprints everywhere and he simply said, "I just like to be quick."

Yagana Shah

How Physical Ability In Midlife Impacts Your Life Expectancy | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty

As the saying goes, a body in motion stays in motion. But a new study says, a body that's not in motion is where the trouble begins. Researchers f...

Top Wellness Escapes

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Once upon a time, a vacation was an excuse to form bad habits: drink a little extra, eat a bit more, laze indefinitely. But nowadays, healthy habits and a refreshed mind are the ultimate souvenirs.

How To Fit Exercise Into Your Routine (No Matter How Busy You Are)

Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

This post was written by author Martin Bjergegaard, co-founder of Rainmaking, a company that helps to launch and build start-ups, and pan-European...

I Left a Coveted Job and a Six-Figure Salary to Chip Away at the Glass Ceiling -- One Lunge at a Time

Melonie DeRose | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Melonie DeRose

Your well-being makes you a better mom, a better partner, a better working professional, a better you. While I know first-hand that work-life balance is demanding, I knew I didn't want to send a message that women can't have it all or that they must choose one over the other.

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

More than 25 years of research has shown that walking may be the single best exercise you can do to improve your health. It burns calories (about 100 for every mile you walk) which will help you lose weight, it builds endurance, enhances muscle tone and it doesn't pound your joints.

Shocking Benefits of Exercising on an Empty Stomach

The Active Times | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Exercising before eating may have fat burning advantages for some: It's an ongoing debate within the world of fitness: should you eat breakfast befor...

Behavior Change: If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It

Brad Stulberg | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

America's collective risk for chronic disease could be cut by up to 80 percent with lifestyle changes. And although numerous studies have quantified ...

The Best Workout For You

Angelo Poli | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

If you're doing any formal exercise at all, you're okay by me. You're already doing infinitely better than the legions of sedentary folks out there who are, unaccountably, blind and deaf to the avalanche of studies, books, TV shows, websites, et al, that have been telling us for decades that moving is good for you.

Anna Almendrala

The Surprising Thing Exercise Can Do For Your Brain | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Why do some people love working out, while others loathe it? If rats are any indication, the will to be active is at least partly genetic, according t...

When Exercise Is Bad for You

Tricia Spencer | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia Spencer

Exercise is beneficial. But if one has the dork gene, exercise should no doubt be approached with extreme caution, perhaps while wearing something akin to a marshmallow suit.

Use the Four Rs to Spring a New You This Season

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Let's be honest. Most people know there are mental and physical benefits to increasing their activity level. The hard part is getting started, or remaining with a program. The four Rs can provide the structure needed for you or a loved one.

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

You Can't Outrun Your Fork

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact on our weight management.

5 Good Reasons To Work Out Outside

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Now is the perfect time to start taking advantage of the warmer weather. Whether you opt for the stationary bike or your mountain bike this spring, I commend you for continuing to exercise and encourage you to get outdoors once in a while to enjoy nature while getting a stellar workout!

The Healthiest Places in America

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

NerdWallet sifted through data available on the 50 largest metropolitan areas to find the healthiest places in the U.S. We assessed the general fitness of residents, overall health insurance coverage and the availability of doctors.

Running Too Much Linked To Dying Younger

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Running is undoubtedly great for your health, but some research suggests that when it comes to pounding the pavement, too much of a good thing might a...

How I Became a Morning Person

Quia Querisma | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Quia Querisma

Working out in the morning helped me wake up and feel less sluggish when it was time to shower and prepare for the day.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

30 Days Of HIIT Workouts

Neila Rey | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Neila Rey

The high-intensity interval training workouts are the fastest way to look lean and mean when the weather demands we get about wearing fewer clothes. The real benefits, however, are mental. Try one of the routines right now -- all you need is 15 minutes and a timer.

13 Tips For Safer Outdoor Exercise

Avital Zeisler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

Spring is here, and many of us are drawn outside for some well deserved fresh air and exercise. The following list outlines some very basic, common sense safety tips, so that you may enjoy your freedom and get in shape for summer.

Mindfulness and Rejuvenating the Soul for Better Health

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Even in the most difficult circumstances, we can focus on a single moment that provides a reason to be joyful. As you become aware of the moment by being more mindful, you begin to connect with your inner self, and this helps to energize your soul with essential nourishment to counterbalance any negative emotions that you may be feeling.