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Healthy Habits

Desperately Seeking 'The Biggest Winner' in Health

Josh Stevens | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The latest news in the world of health is not coming from doctors or hospitals. Instead, it's coming from large employers: CVS and NBC. Both CVS and NBC have recently put a spotlight on health-related issues, but the reasons why couldn't be more different.

5 Things That Weight Maintainers Do That You Don't (And How to Fix It)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

Long-term maintainers may continue with some behaviors that helped them lose weight, but not all. Maintaining needs to feel easy and not as hard as losing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus on something called "habit forming."

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

How to Make Those New Year Plans Stick: Advice from Chalene Johnson

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

We're busier than ever. Yet what keeps us so busy is rarely the same as what contributes to our success. Mostly, it distracts from it.

5 Mistakes People Make At The Grocery Store

Katie Hill | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

What do root canals, pelvic exams, filing taxes, car repairs, and grocery shopping have in common? Absolutely nothing, except they are all life activities I despise with the intensity of a thousand white-hot suns.

If You Want To Age Gracefully, Avoid These 7 Things

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Like the haves and the have nots, when it comes to post 50s, it's those who are aging and those who are aging gracefully. You know, the lucky ones who...

How to Set an Intention That Sticks for 2014

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Why does it sometimes feel like it's effortless to let negative habits creep up, but when we want to change them -- or add a new healthy habit -- it feels nearly impossible?

Do You Model Unhealthy Tech Habits?

Laura St. John | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology
Laura St. John

When you interrupt what you're doing to check a new message, you're silently implying to your live, pint-size audience that the virtual message is more important than what's going on at that moment. You also become split.

Just Change One Thing

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

The trick, I have learned, is to focus on one keystone habit. A keystone habit is one that is central to the way you have been operating and once changed will create a chain reaction of change.

Will the Ghost of Diets to Come Affect Our Eating Over the Holidays?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Perhaps if our society suddenly declared that we must eat frugally over the holidays and spend time in the gym rather than at parties, the excessive eating and drinking might end. But until that happens, if ever, the best way to get through the holidays is to enjoy them.

Why We Should Make Goals Instead Of Resolutions

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Here are some tips on how to develop challenging, lasting and meaningful goals for 2014. Spoiler alert: The resolution does not begin when the ball drops... it starts today.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 3

Katie Morton | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

When you have a craving, figure out what you really need, whether it's an emotional need, or a physical one, or both. And set about getting those needs met! You'll be much happier for it.

Creating New Habits: The Challenge

Stephanie Jelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Jelley

My next goal is to help others create healthy online habits, particularly among our youth who unfortunately may not fully understand the impact of their updates and sharing across the web.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 2

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

Pay attention to your meals. While you're eating, be here now. In the moment. When your attention strays, bring it back. Do it over and over again, for the rest of your life. If you don't meditate, then boom. Now you do.

3 Steps to Outsmart Cravings, Part 1

Katie Morton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

In order to effectively learn how to ignore cravings, you must mentally rehearse the full miserable sequence of what would happen if you give in. So here's my exercise for you. The next time you experience a craving, stop. Grab a notebook.

How To Start Meditating -- And Stick With It

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

We all know by now that mindfulness meditation can create positive changes in your life. It works, but you pretty much have to practice it every day to really reap the benefits. Establishing and maintaining that kind of steady, daily practice presents a challenge, even for people with a strong motivation to sit.

How to Break Bad Habits Like a Boss

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth McKenzie

People who are wining at life are doing so because of their positive habits. Through the repeated routines and rituals of their daily lives, they are literally setting themselves up for success.

19 Things Healthy Women Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women

There are certain determinants of health that are largely, if not entirely, out of your control. Your genetic makeup and biology have major bearing on...

10 Secrets Of People With Extraordinary Willpower

Katie Morton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

People with extraordinary willpower look objectively at other people's success, admire the hard work that went into it, and use that as inspiration.

How a 21 Day Facebook Detox Makes You More Creative

Heather Hummel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Heather Hummel

It was also in the second week when it became obvious that one of the biggest benefits of the 21 Day Facebook Detox was that I was now tapping back into real life, not the illusion of life often projected by social media.

Healthy Halloween: Treats, Tricks and Tips

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 12.29.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

I'm not advocating eliminating candy all together. A treat or two every so often is fine. What I am arguing is that we should find ways to make it more balanced -- to bring a few fun and healthy Halloween treats and tricks to the party.

Here Are 3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Building good habits can be difficult. That's especially true if you want to stick with them for the long term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.

Sirens in the Grocery Aisles

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Very few of us have perfect self-control, but importantly, many of us are well aware of our limited power to say no. So it's sometimes possible to anticipate times of weakness and devise ways to restrict our own freedom.

8 Dermatologist Tips for Healthier Hair

DermApproved | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
DermApproved

Bad news for modern women: Many of today's common hair care practices are not great for hair follicles.

Steps to a Healthy You: Making Traditional Hispanic Meals More Wow!

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 05.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Right now we're in the midst of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to celebrate our culture's rich sense of community, music, art and flavor. As with any culture, so much of our history and sense of togetherness centers on our food.