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

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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!

Is Your Life in Balance? 6 Ways To Find Out

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Maintaining balance in your life enables you to be more fit, have better overall health and embrace a better attitude toward life. Balance helps us feel more peaceful and at home in just about any situation.

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Sustainability and Finishing Strong

Penny Love | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Penny Love

Sustainability is an annoying word. Not only is the term over-used and under-applied, but it also sounds so boring.

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour

James Clear | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Rome is just the result; the bricks are the system. The system is greater than the goal. Focusing on your habits is more important than worrying about your outcomes.

10 Tips For Healthier, Happier Travel

Katie Goldstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Goldstein

While you may have good intentions to stick to your health and fitness goals, it also feels sinful not to indulge in unique treats when visiting a far-off place. When in Rome, right? But I have learned that if there is to be any hope of feeling healthy and fitting into the same wardrobe when I return, I have to strike some sort of balance.

Get Moving: Heart Healthy Exercises

Jamie Walker | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As you may have heard, February was American Heart Month, an entire 28 days dedicated to raising national awareness of heart disease and educating the...

How To Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

When your willpower is depleted, you are even more likely to make decisions based on the environment around you. After all, if you're feeling drained, stressed, or overwhelmed then you're not going to go through a lot of effort to cook a healthy dinner or fit in a workout.

Healthy Behaviors That Can Prevent Heart Disease, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart di...

10 Ways You May Be Cutting Your Life Short Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty

While we fully ascribe to the idea that you are only as old as you feel, some of us still engage in behaviors that hurt our chances of feeling good as...

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

Tamara Star | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-help...

Why Getting Old or Sick in America Doesn't Pay (And What You Can Do to Avoid It)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

My mom has been through the ringer with doctors, Medicare, secondary insurance, and medical professionals. It's as if the left hand has no clue as to what the right hand is doing. To me, health care shouldn't be this complicated.

On the Necessity of Giving Your Gift, and Living Your Truth

Zachary Stockill | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

What brings you the most joy and satisfaction? What do you do that gives you the most pleasure? What is your heart moved to give? What are your hands ...

Renewing Your New Year's Resolutions For A Healthier 2014

Matt Armstead | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Armstead

Now that we are a month into the New Year, the question I love to ask my friends is, "How are those New Year resolutions going?" Typically, that comm...

5 Things I Learned in the First Month of My Lifestyle Change

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

Lifestyle changes aren't easy, and this isn't to say that I don't occasionally have moments of weakness where I feel like I could devour a 10-piece bucket of chicken from KFC on my own, but I've learned, slowly but surely, a few key lessons that I hope will make this lifestyle change a permanent one.

Tips For Making Big Health Changes, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.27.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to making healthier food choices and incorporating exercise,Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had some great advi...

Nobody Says It, But This Is the Greatest Weightlifting Lesson I've Learned

James Clear | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You'll never walk into the gym and hear someone say, "You should do something easy today." But after 10 years of training, I think embracing slow and easy gains is one of the most important lessons I've learned.

Finding Your Power: Part II -- Wings to Fly

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Maldonado

Whatever it is that wounds you over and over again... forgive. Forgive yourself and forgive all those involved. Forgiveness does not, of course, mean that you have to love or even like others who hurt you, but it does mean that you will not allow yourself to be held hostage any longer.

The Diagnosis: Social Media Overload

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
M. Shannon Hernandez

After being completely transparent and honest with myself, which came from forcing pen to paper in my journal and making a list of my social media overload symptoms, it was very apparent that I needed to back off the online world.

Soul-Fulfilling Entrepreneurship: What They Don't Teach at B-School

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

I am an entrepreneur that seeks soul-fulfillment as my bottom line. My decisions are made with compassion and that is ultimately what decides my level of success. I leave worry at the door and believe in myself and my company.

Smart Food Swaps for a Healthier 2014

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

What I have found in my private practice is that small action-oriented steps and simple substitutions tend to work a lot better. Here are some smart-and simple food swaps that you can actually implement and incorporate into your everyday routine to help you lead a healthier life.

Start When You're Ready: Ditch the Weight Loss Resolutions

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I want you to get in the mindset of tackling things on your own terms and not because of a specific time period or event. Believe in yourself and just do you. After you commit to your weight loss goals, I want you to keep these tips in mind to help you stay on track.

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

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.