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8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Patton-Carson

The confidence I get from exercise is not just vanity. Sure, I like how I look and enjoy making progress, but my the confidence I get runs deeper than that. The better I get at running, the heavier weights I can lift and the further I can push my body reminds me of how to better tackle other challenges outside of my workouts.

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

9 Simple Things You Can Do To Be A Happier, Healthier Person

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

At HuffPost, we're lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly and clearly. It becomes obvious what is considered a universal "good."

The (Necessary) Exercise Advice You Don't Want to Hear

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Caleigh Rykiss

To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!

Can You Really Shop Your Way To Happiness?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Retail therapy can be therapeutic, at least temporarily, but you need to be true to who you are.

'Finding Yourself' in Need of a Therapist During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Caring for parents and kids while simultaneously chasing a paycheck wears you down. Stir in a few menopausal hormones and you can easily find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and depressed.

Are Your Childhood Desires Making You Sick and Fat?

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

Your long-term childhood exposure to these campaigns encouraged and capitalized on your appetite for immediate gratification at the expense of your long-term health. Now, as an adult, you're likely hooked and addicted to lifestyle choices of unhealthy food, alcohol, and late night sleep deprivation.

The New Generation of Healthy

Dawn Wynne | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Wynne

Our babies will be bombarded with images of those skinny, airbrushed models who endorse the low-fat processed invention of the month. If we can begin early to teach them the true meaning of healthy, maybe their struggle will be a little easier than ours.

19 Healthy Essentials You Need On Your Grocery List

Kim D'Eon | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim D'Eon

Cooking tasty and healthy meals from scratch is easy and can be super-quick if you're set up and ready to go. The key to success is having your kitchen stocked to rock.

The Milkshake That's Actually Good for You

Erin Zaikis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste
Erin Zaikis

I have the perfect way for you to get your turmeric in a delicious, painless way.

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

Does My Liver Look Fat in This?

Nicole Glor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glor

Obesity presents yet another deadly risk. There's another reason to start working out and grabbing a salad instead of pizza for your next meal. You...

The Case For Letting Your Child Eat Junk Food Once In A While

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents

This mom is challenging conventional wisdom about healthy eating in a big way. Charlotte Markey, a health psychology professor at Rutgers Universi...

Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight Loss and Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

It's really as simple as making the defaults in your environment work for you rather than against you. That can be a challenging task when there is a processed-food and junk-food carnival at every corner, but today I'm going to show you how you can set yourself up for success.

The Father's Day Gift That Keeps on Giving: A Well-Cared for YOU!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Forget the silk tie this Father's Day (unless we're talking a Fifty Shades type of celebration!). Instead, start taking care of yourself. But don't stop there. Make it an ongoing priority.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #1: Defy Convention

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

For me, defying convention has never been about wanting to be different. It has been about wanting to have a snowball's chance in hell of staying healthy in a world that has often seemed intent on making me sick, fat, and depressed.

Are You Eating in the Dark?

Brandon Drenon | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

This is not an argument for soda over juice. The point being made is that you don't really know what you're getting unless you look at the label. And without knowing, round and round we go on the hamster wheel on our futile attempts to be healthier individuals.

6 Things To Do When You're Skipping The Gym

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Casey Cavanagh

If you're feeling sluggish, or know it's a day (ahem, week) you just won't be able to make it to the gym, there are simple things you can do to make sure you're still taking care of yourself throughout the day.

Is the Elimination of Sugar the Cure to the Health Problems of the Nation?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

While reading recent headlines encouraging people to eliminate sugar from their diets, I thought, "Here we go again!" When it comes to the topic of o...

10 Deadly Childhood Money Habits That Are Killing Your Finances Today

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.12.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

What if you could learn money habits that would set you free from the bondage of financial ruin? Money is paper and coins used as an exchange to purchase goods. It's also energy.

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

James Clear | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

What good is a lateral raise if you can't do a proper press? What good is a fancy business logo if you haven't found your first paying customer? What good is a better guitar if you haven't built the habit of practicing each day?

The 5 Stages Of Going Paleo

Pam Rehal | Posted 07.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Rehal

You don't really know much about this whole Paleo thing, but how hard could it be, right?! Right. Just remember that old saying: Curiosity killed the cat.

6 Ways to Prevent Dry Hair During the Spring and Summer

Kristen Colòn | Posted 06.29.2014 | Style
Kristen Colòn

Spring and summer months can be the hardest on your hair. You will be outside more, meaning the sun can cause dryness and damage. Here are some simple...

Exercising to Death: How Much Is Too Much?

Julie D. Andrews | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie D. Andrews

Often, compulsive exercise starts with healthy intentions. One exercises for pleasure, or stress relief, or the endorphin rush, or just to feel better. Over time, one has to do more to get the same positive boost. Before long, it's never enough. Exercise starts ruling life.

Your Money or Your Life

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I hear this from people all the time: "It's expensive to eat healthy." To be clear, I am a realist, and I understand that organic spelt bread is a lot more expensive than Pop Tarts, but I also know that you can't put a price tag on your health or your life.