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Healthy Choices

Why We Make Bad Food Decisions, Even When We Know Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.17.2014 | Science

When we opt for that last donut in the office kitchen rather than eat the apple brought in from home, our brains are actually making some important mi...

The Changes We Wish We Could Make: How To Inspire Personal Behavior Change For A Healthy And Sustainable Future

Dr. Karen Manson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Manson

Governments and health care companies are only part of the solution in creating a sustainable and healthier future in a global health care system where 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases and 40 percent of cancers are preventable; personal decisions and responsibility also play a large role.

Change Your Life Now: How to Make Changes That Stick

Jairek Robbins | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jairek Robbins

Can you think of one area of your life that you have always wanted (and even tried) to make a change in, but never seem to make it happen? Or you did change it for a while... then it slowly went right back to the way it was before?

Halloween Recovery

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My St. Patricks Day is Halloween. While it has been over 40 years since the heyday of my "Trick or Treating" days, I still remember the fine aroma of ...

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

Cindy Griffith-Bennett | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Griffith-Bennett

Emotions are fleeting. Express your emotions when they come, be willing to let them go, and add a dose of gratitude. You will feel much happier.

Here's What You Need To Know About The New Nutrition Labels

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Accurate and reliable information is crucial to help the fight against childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. The new food label will provide that information.

The Benefits of Befriending Your Future Self

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When was the last time you checked in with your future self? I mean really sat down and envisioned who you would be decades from now and what your lif...

Looking Back in Order to Move Forward: New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

This year, may all of us can have success, happiness, and that our resolutions become not just wishes in our future but actualities in our present lives. Know yourself, review your past, be honest, make a plan, and then carry it out.

Food Judgment

Jenna Zoe Barclay | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenna Zoe Barclay

I can totally identify with the fact that when you find a formula that makes you feel really great, you want to share it with others, shout it from the rooftops. Where it gets dangerous though, is when we start to demonize foods or become negative toward opposing approaches.

David Kirchhoff: Health As a Measure of Success

David Kirchhoff | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
David Kirchhoff

We can and should measure our healthiness as one of the most crucial metrics of our personal success.

Why Dating Is Sometimes Like Dieting

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

This is a common phenomenon among both men and woman who claim that all they want is a happy relationship, and they lament that this wish is never fulfilled.

You Do Not Need to Diet to Lose Weight

Monica O. Weinberg, MD | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica O. Weinberg, MD

In my experience as a physician, patients that "diet" often see their weight fluctuate up and down the scale. This reflects the nature of a diet. Many diets are extreme and not sustainable.

Stress 101: Eat Well, Sleep More And Move Around A Lot

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.29.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

The moment of the internal negotiation -- the point at which I weigh my two options -- is an important teachable moment. I wish that in those moments, I had the ability to step outside of the situation and reexamine the tradeoff I had formulated.

For Successful New Year's Resolutions: Have Fewer Choices

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

How can you approach New Year's resolutions differently this year? A fascinating study about the paradox of choice might shed light onto the human behavior behind the New Year's resolution failure rate.

'Daddy, Is This Good for Me?'

Michael Segal | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

The lack of a publicly-accessible database of labels is inhibiting the innovation in the area of healthy nutrition and marginalizes the benefits of using labels by the consumers.

Untangling the 'Healthy Habits' Conundrum

Michael Segal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

The reason we don't always make healthy choices is simply because it is hard. Even people who are highly motivated and have strong willpower may fail to establish healthy habits in the long term if they don't adopt the right methods.

Believing the Mind and Body Are the Same Promotes Healthy Behavior

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Minds are strange things. Our conscious experience of the world feels separate from the body that we inhabit. Discussions about the relationship between mind and body happen both in college dorms and in the philosophical literature. But does this discussion really matter?

Enlisting Technology to Fight Obesity

Michael Segal | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

There is no single silver bullet in fighting obesity. Government legislation, corporate responsibility, education and personal responsibility, combined with web and mobile services, can all help people eat healthy and fight obesity.

Empowered Living: Make The Right Choices For Your Future Self

Michael Neill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The guidance of our wisdom is always available to us, but at times can be a bit hard to hear amidst the noisy chatter of our fearful thoughts. But once we do begin to hear it and understand its significance, there's no going back.

New Traffic Light Food Labels: Much-Needed Intervention or Nanny State Interference?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Mark Bittman, a writer for the New York Times, is proposing a new way to label foods so that all consumers need to do is take a quick glance at the package to make an informed decision about their health.

Do Healthy Choices Matter?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

When a dear friend gets diagnosed with cancer it is totally devastating. Unconsciously, my next thought leaps to her lifestyle choices and what could have been done to prevent this. This is not about judgment, but about self-protection --- trying to exert control over the uncontrollable.

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?

Why A Take-Charge Attitude Is Good For Your Health

Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Attitude really is everything. A new study shows that having a healthy, "can-do" attitude is linked with good-for-you lifestyle choices like health...

What Nutritionists Order When Eating Out

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study has found that only 1 out of 6 diners pay attention to posted nutrition information on menus -- and while some is better than none, the re...

Front Food Labels are Misleading: FDA is Ready to Tackle Food Manufacturers

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

The next time you head out for food shopping, read the ingredients on the side or back label. The ingredients will give you a better idea if the product you are about to buy is healthy or not.