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Healthy Habits

The Crushing Truth on How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sorensen

A beginning rock climber doesn't list Mount Everest as the first mountain they're going to start rock climbing. It has to come in steps. If you have to lose 20 pounds, make your first goal five pounds, then the next goal five pounds, and so on.

50 Shades of Vegetables: Are You Having the Most Important Relationship in Your Life?

Lorraine Giordano | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Giordano

Are you resisting the rewarding relationship that vegetables can stimulate in your life and ignoring the attractive -- and possibly life-saving -- health benefits they offer? Here are some ideas to help you engage with vegetables and create a more intoxicating bond.

Be in Love With the Way You Eat

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The jig is up. There is no one specific eating plan or program that will work for everyone. There's no diet or exercise program that will save us all. We all look, feel and live differently, so what makes us think that we can get healthy using the same template?

The Bulge Is Still Winning the Battle, But We Must Keep Fighting

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

I don't want to be a statistic any longer. I don't want to be a "baby boomer" that is living longer but sicker than my parents. I don't want the illnesses that can be prevented by simply moving more and eating right.

The Healthiest People on Earth: What's Their Secret?

Russ Gerber | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

If you live in Japan, you should feel pretty good. The quality of health there is ranked number one in the world, according to a decades-long study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Readers of the global study will naturally want to know the secret of Japan's success.

Is My Memory Loss Normal? The Difference Between Forgetfulness and Early Onset Dementia

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

My car was gone. I stood stunned for a minute, knowing there had to be a reasonable explanation -- just one that had escaped my mind.

Just 30 Minutes For Better Health

Mitch Plotnick | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Plotnick

Rather than start your self-improvement quest by trying to change everything in your life at once, pick just one thing that you'd like to improve, and give yourself 30 minutes every few days to work on that goal. Little by little. No deadlines. No pressure.

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.

Miracle Pills and Muscle Drills: How to Train Your Brain to Think Healthy

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Could our national obsession with quick fixes, one-step cures and bullet-pointed tips be distracting us from making long-term commitments to health?

Why Should We Care About Diabetes?

Michael Segal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

Diabetes is hurting people both at the personal and the national levels. The best way to fight Type 2 diabetes is to avoid it in the first place. Developing healthy nutrition and physical activity habits are critical factors in avoiding diabetes.

'It's Impossible!'

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Change is scary for all of us. But if you want your body to be different, if you want to feel better, look better and live a longer, happier, healthier life, it's also necessary. The key is to change the way you look at things -- to change your mindset.

A Simple Success Tip: Say 'I Don't'

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

It's hard to motivate yourself to adopt new habits, but it's even harder to rid yourself of old ones. More often than not, it's the latter that keep us from becoming the person we really want to be.

Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"I am well" means much more than the absence of active disease. What the public -- and most doctors -- hasn't found out is that the cause of illness is becoming more and more murky.  

Smile! 6 Ways To Boost Your Mood Today

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Intentionally make these six simple habits a regular part of your day and you can look forward to a very happy new year. Make the old you a happier you!

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Workouts

Matthew Basso | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

Okay, you've committed to getting fit and healthy 2013. There is a lot to think about when it comes to making the most of your workouts. Here are my three tips for getting the best results possible.

What Your Body Is Saying About You

Laurie Gerber | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

I enjoy a good tarot card or personality test reading every now and again. I am not offended by the notion that I could learn more about myself through a new lens. But years ago, when my life coach suggested my body was also a "reading," I was taken aback.

Training By The Numbers

Dan Trink, CSCS | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Trink, CSCS

As a personal trainer and nutritional consultant, I get asked a lot of questions. Apparently, while not everyone actually goes to the gym or follows a specific diet, everyone is certainly curious about it. And, for some reason, every query seems to start with "how much," "how little" or "how often."

Is Digital Health The Solution To The Stress Epidemic -- Or Part Of The Problem?

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

We are experiencing stress in epidemic proportions. In fact, stress is the new fat. Like obesity, it's hitting more and more people and at younger and younger ages. And like obesity it's insidious -- stress is so much a part of our lives that we don't notice it anymore.

Food Is Love!

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

I'm still losing weight (at this point, 140 pounds). However, far greater in importance to me is this: I'm learning an incredible amount about nutrition, cooking, and exercise, and I finally feel I'm developing a healthy relationship with food.

This Is The Mistake That Derails Your Resolution Every Year

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.

Welcome To 2013: 8 Tips To Better Health

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are some tips I've offered my clients -- and now you -- to get out of the all-or-nothing mentality and into the mode of setting lifestyle goals that you can actually stick with to help you lead a healthier and more hassle-free life.

New Year and Old Yearnings

Jag Bhalla | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jag Bhalla

Certain virtues are certainly rational. It is an unskilled use of reason to think otherwise. Or to fail to at least try to act accordingly.

Don't Think. Get Up!

Laura Harvey | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Harvey

When we stop hitting the snooze button -- literally and metaphorically -- we not only gain five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 or 20 -- we also gain momentum, pride and confidence.

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?

Ditch the Resolutions and Create Real Change That Lasts!

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Many resolutions are just a wish and a dream (which is a great place to start), but they lack the long-term planning and vision to carry them out to success. So, why not ditch the "r" word all together and commit to real change that will last?