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Size of Being Buried Alive

Karen Cigna | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Learning that I am more than the size of my body is allowing is about learning to love myself from the inside out through thin and thick times.

Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

Lorie Eber | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

I'm suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors.

Is It True You Can Never Be Too Thin? NO!

Karen Cigna | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

We are born into this world knowing we and our body are the right size. Hating ourselves and our body are learned behaviors, as is the idea that "you can never be too thin."

One Morning at the Farmer's Market

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The east coast organic apples I have seen tended towards the same type of imperfections. I bought a container of the lumpy fruit. It was not as pretty as its commercial cousins but the farmer could legitimately claim no bees died while producing this fruit. And they were delicious.

Healthy Eating Is Not A Contest

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I wore what I didn't eat like a badge of honor. As a certified health coach, I felt like it was important to "walk the talk" and make sure that I was taking exceptional care of myself; but like every other thing in life, you can take even good things too far!

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

The (Necessary) Exercise Advice You Don't Want to Hear

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Caleigh Rykiss

To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!

Helping the Food Industry Shake Its Salt Habit

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maisie Ganzler

Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Experts agree that since the body uses calories from different nutrients in different ways, the key to successful weight loss is paying attention to more than just the numbers on a box.

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Paleo

Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoe Lintzeris

It was one of those 3 a.m. ideas that I had to act on. And that was to go paleo... for a week. Could I handle this almost-absurd change in my diet?

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.

Eat for Abs

Brandon Drenon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Overnight oat recipes have become very popular trends in the health community. They require minimal preparation and are a readily available option for those with busy morning schedules. To prepare it is easy.

A 2.0 Approach to Improving Health Through Lifestyle

Jonas Gahr Støre | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Jonas Gahr Støre

The leading risk factors for ill health and premature death are linked to lifestyle, what we eat and drink and how much we exercise. Disease prevention does not occur in the hospital. We need the whole of society to be involved.

How To Make Salt-Roasted Fish With Spicy Orange Salsa

Claire Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

This is a cooking technique beloved by fishermen, and now me, because of its ease and foolproof-ness.

Framing Climate Change as a Personal Health Concern Produces Results

Gunhild A. Stordalen | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Gunhild A. Stordalen

Some of today's greatest global challenges -- climate change and loss of biodiversity, as well as existing hunger and the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases -- are strongly related to the food we eat and how we produce it.

The Most Frustrating Things People Will Say When You Lose 80 Pounds

Kathleen Long | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

I've never been a person who blends into the background; I'm loud and I have an energetic and effusive personality. But losing weight has put me on center stage, the performance is my shrinking body and I have well-meaning hecklers.

Eat More Food and Fewer Calories

Brandon Drenon | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Eating a clean and healthy diet doesn't have to mean walking around with a growling stomach all day. Unfortunately, that's the perception most people have toward low-calorie diets.

The 5 Stages Of Going Paleo

Pam Rehal | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Rehal

You don't really know much about this whole Paleo thing, but how hard could it be, right?! Right. Just remember that old saying: Curiosity killed the cat.

My Cousin's Inspirational Journey With Breast Cancer

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When my cousin Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, she approached it with a skier's mentality. She knew it would be an uphill battle with bumps along the way. And, although downhill is a good thing to a skier, she looked forward to the next pinnacle in her life.

Of Salt, Saltation and Salience: The Case for Fixing What's Broken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The prevailing fashion in nutrition, if not all of health news, is contrarianism. Cutting back on salt was yesterday's news. If today's news were the same as yesterday's news, we might not be confused, and desperately in need of tomorrow's news to help sort it all out. We can't have that!

Pass the Chicken Fat! They Say It's Good for You...

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Let's have a helping of common sense along with the pats of butter and dollops of whipped cream. It will go a longer way in keeping us healthy.

6 Popular Food Theories That Haven't Yet Been Proven

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

I steer clear of saying that eating a particular food is 100 percent guaranteed to prevent a person's risk of disease, promote weight loss or result in health ramifications. The fact is, nutrition science is always evolving, and what may appear to be good or bad today may not be the case tomorrow.

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Dump Your Doritos, Fritos and Cheetos! There's No Excuse for Eating Junk Food Anymore

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

If you never have cravings for salty or savory snack foods, then you can stop reading right now. But if you're mostly human, there are times when you stop by a convenience store or vending machine and those bags of chips look awfully appetizing.