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Healthy Habits

The World's Most Powerful Question (And Your New Year's Delusions)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

We're all great at describing the huge gaping hole that's sinking the ship, but that won't keep the ship afloat. We need to act, not throw our hands up in despair. And to act, we need to believe there's a way out.

Losing 158 Pounds: From Breaking Point to Success!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

I recently received a wonderful thank-you letter from a client of mine who lost 150 pounds in just eight months! I thought I'd share his story with you because much of what he went through is such a common experience.

20 Healthy Habits To Adopt Before You Turn 20

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

Your teenage years are often when you're at your healthiest: You're young, probably haven't experienced a big health scare yet, and any unhealthy habi...

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Self-awareness is the key to long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. That means paying attention to what we think, what we put into our bodies and how we feel. If these thoughts are below the conscious level, then we can do nothing to change them.

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

Change Is Always Possible!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Whatever choices or chances have brought you to the place you are that you're unhappy with right now do not matter. The only thing you have now is now.

Getting Out of the 'Defeat Whirlpool'!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Since I tipped the scales at 360 pounds when I'd just turned 17, I know how daunting a task it can seem to have over 150 pounds of fat to lose! I tried every plan under the sun -- the pills, the drinks, the machines, the trainers -- and every time, I would make some progress and backslide.

The Cook's Brain

Christina Pirello | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

As the holiday season approaches, it seems we all want to channel our inner "Martha" and cook up a storm -- which I love, since cooking is my life. So I offer some food for thought on being healthy through the season of partying.

Making Healthy Choices in Front of the TV: It's Possible!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Last week we talked about how TV can deter you from making healthy lifestyle changes, particularly if you're trying to eat differently. Now, let's think about what steps you can take regarding television and healthy living.

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?

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

Preparation: What's in Your Lunchbox?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Do you go off of the wagon when you are hungry and have nothing to eat? Do you realize you're starving and the only food available is something you'd prefer not to eat but "it'll have to do?" These are the times that you are most vulnerable to sabotaging your hard-won efforts.

Change Your Life With 'Tiny Habits'

Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University, helps people kickstart positive changes in behav...

Footsteps of Fate

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

How many people do we all know, including of course ourselves, who eat and drink too much of the wrong things and, despite modern medicine, have gotten heavy and out of control? Too many, for sure!

Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies... That Actually Work!

Phoebe Schilla | Posted 12.09.2012 | San Francisco
Phoebe Schilla

As a mother of two, I'd like to share with you tips for getting kids to eat their veggies and preparing healthy, quick-fix meals and snacks while having fun with the family in the kitchen.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

Change Is Easier Than You Think: Thinking's the Problem

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We all want to change something. Most of us have tried and had either fleeting success or chalked up a failure. The way we think about change is the problem. In this arena (unlike most), we think too much. We usually think our way to keeping things exactly as they are.

Science Isn't Magic (It's Better!), Doctors Aren't Omniscient (They're Human!)

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

You get a valuable sense of control over your body by understanding your body. Do this, and you can make your doctor a partner in your health care -- not your guru. It just may improve your health care, and is bound to improve your health.

How To Create New, Fearless Patterns

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

My last couple of blogs have focused on helping you become aware of your deepest fears and discover the negative patterns and habits that are dominating your life. This blog will look at how you change those undesirable patterns.

You Live in Your Body, Not Your Doctor -- Part I

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

The human body is the most precise instrument on our planet. It puts a Formula 1 Ferrari to shame. Use your health care providers like a pit stop crew, but remember you are the driver. You win the trophy at the end of the race, not the crew.

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?

Don't Train Yourself Like a Dog

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Gretchen Rubin

For people, ideas matter. If, based on what they assume is sound science, people believe that eating X or Y or Z is healthful, that belief is very likely to influence their behavior. So it's important that the science shaping that behavior is accurate. That's what NuSI is going to tackle.

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes? Part II

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How do we confront making changes, particularly with food choices? First of all, I don't use the word "diet." It implies you need to "die" to do it, which does not inspire me at all.

Get Healthy Now With This Fresh-Start Checklist

EatingWell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

It's all too easy to let healthy habits slide in the summertime. If you're itching to get into (or back into) a healthy routine, as I am, then here are some steps you can take right now.