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What REALLY Kills Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What really kills us prematurely, and all too often imposes years of misery beforehand, isn't a list of chronic diseases, but the factors that cause those diseases. What really takes years from life and life from years is a willingness to know WHAT, yet neglect the opportunity to know HOW.

Key Stretches for Runners

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

My favorite running accessory is my bright orange therapeutic foam roller. I lean on top of it and roll out my shins, thighs, and calves. It hurts a lot to roll them out, but it helps immensely with injury prevention in the long run, and it feels great afterwards.

Roadmap for the Work Week

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Any good roadmap has structure and suggestions, but that doesn't mean you can't choose to detour. What's important is to accept each day for what it is and to be present in it. Choose to be the best you can be in the moment.

Using Social Media To Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

Cooking Light | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Is this approach silly? Is it overcomplicated? No doubt some will say yes. If the real goal is a holistic, adjusted approach to eating that can be sustained for the rest of my life without turning me into a permanent neurotic record-keeping calorie bore, should I even be using these crutches?

A Word Pyramid?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

To be healthy, fit, and confident in our lives, we must accept and appreciate the weight of words. That's right, there are "heavy words," and there are "light words" -- words that can help you gain or lose emotional weight.

Where Did All the Pears Go? How Your Body Shape Determines Your Metabolic Destiny

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Fortunately, no one is doomed to remain apple-shaped. These seven strategies help balance your blood sugar and optimize fat-burning hormones to make you lean, muscular, and healthy.

Hit and Run

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

Pain is relative and suffering is optional. Do not choose to suffer through anything in silence. Who knows, you could be the driving force responsible for assisting a person in completely recovering or even avoiding their next personal crisis.

Why Friendship Can Save Your Life

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We need doctors who understand how well the body reacts when the whole system is treated, not just the symptoms. One doctor in particular, Lissa Rankin, has made a career out of a calling she felt to serve her patients on the most authentic level possible.

7 Stages to Permanent Weight Loss

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

These are the psychological stages of long-term weight loss. I hope knowing that is helpful. You can lose weight and keep it off. It's a process. It takes work. And even though it does get easier over time, the work continues or the weight returns.

Uncomplicating Matters on the Way to Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Getting to health doesn't need to be all that complicated. And it also doesn't need to be about "should." Don't pursue health because it's an obligation, or because someone says you should. Pursue health because health is a currency you can spend on living better.

Less Is More: Is Too Much Exercise Bad for You?

Richard Stokvis, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard Stokvis, M.D.

Let's exercise and do it well! That is a major ingredient in maintaining a healthy body and a healthy soul.

Wise Words From The Ultimate Life Coach

Martha Pasternack | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Believe it or not, those of us in midlife today are tomorrow's wise elders. What sage advice do you want to leave the generations that follow? Better start thinking about it. It will be tomorrow before you know it!

Why I Failed To Achieve My Goals (And What I Did About It!)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The methods I employ to achieve my goals are quite simple. I have them, I set them, but then I let them go and just do the next thing, showing up as fully as I can with who I am, wherever I am and in whatever I am doing.

It's February: Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Khalid El Khatib

I've felt so good about the marginal, barely-measurable progress I've made in one month that I already have a 2014 "wish list" started.

Keep Moving!

Denise Austin | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise Austin

I know it is hard to stay committed to any behavior change like exercising daily. I also know how much better you'll feel if you exercise, stay fit, and eat right. Try to think of exercise as movement rather than a strict regimen.

What Is Your Health Transformation Motivation?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Healthy eating and living isn't about sacrifice; it's about recognizing the gift of life you've been granted and honoring yourself. Filling our bodies with processed foods weighs us down both physically and emotionally, limiting our ability to shine.

7 Little Health Choices That Can Make A Big Difference

Posted 12.13.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Taking these small, surprising steps can help you live longer, better, happier As a reminder, always consult your doctor for...

10 Simple Rules Of Healthy Living

Posted 09.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jené Luciani for Shape.com These days, it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. With hectic lifestyles and bad habits like sk...

Transform Into A Self-Aware And Passionate Person

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

At its most basic, self-awareness is simply self-appreciating the self. To find an answer to a question we are all interested in -- "How am I doing?" -- you have to be willing to look in the first place.

Find Your Greatness

Mike Alexander | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Alexander

To those who are overwhelmed by the prospect of what is required to reach these goals, my advice is this: Be better than you were the day before. That's the secret. That's what drove those athletes to greatness.

Living Like An Olympian

David B. Agus, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
David B. Agus, M.D.

At some point during the thrill of watching the Olympics, the question emerges: How do they do it? The answer is supposed to inform the rest of us on the "secrets" to living, well, like an Olympian -- to living with superhuman health. Is there such a formula we can glean from our prized athletes?

The Meaning of Good Health

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The choice to live our lives to the full measure of our potential in every aspect can only be made by each one of us and only for ourselves. But once we take ownership, there is a better chance that the accomplishments will last.

The Key Ingredients For A Positive Lifestyle

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Change without force is certainly possible. What you need is to create a matrix for making better choices. By matrix I simply mean your setup for daily living.

Unconventional Wisdom For Lifelong Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

If you want to stay healthy for life, you need to take care of yourself. That's the conventional wisdom. But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.

7 Steps to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

You must take responsibility for your present condition and understand that you are not a victim of your past but claim the power to shape your future.