Despite the doom and gloom scenario painted by the New York Times, the average Jane or Joe can practice yoga without having back surgery, popping a hamstring or making a trip to the emergency room (or even the drugstore) simply by following two simple guidelines.
You had your champagne ready, your tie, hemline or sweatpants were smoothed out and you were ready to toast to the new year. All, you needed was for that ball to drop, but then someone asked you the dreaded question: "What's your New Year's resolution?"
In the past two episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we've seen not only the other cast members essentially outing the abuse claims on national TV, but also Taylor and Russell's reaction to it.
You will lose your job. You will have your heart broken. The person you admired will disappoint you. You will make mistakes that you'll regret. You will fall. And you will get up. Life's curveballs are inevitable, therefore position yourself so that the "getting up" part is not so crippling.
You may appear more productive, but as you become more sleep deprived will the quality of your work suffer? It is hard to do, but buck the trend and consider slowing down -- just a bit. It might be an unusual New Year's resolution.
The next time you hear your doctor tell you to eat your vegetables and to avoid fatty processed pro-inflammatory foods, just remember that it's not just your doctor who's telling you that... your body is screaming to you for the same thing as well.
Chef Marc Vetri's vision of having every school cafeteria serving family style lunches may be some years away, but at least he has a vision. That vision is slowly coming to fruition, one family meal and one school at a time.
I have found that one of the most self-binding and defeating habits that many of us have is the tendency to compare ourselves to others: comparing our physical appearance, material possessions, personal life, romantic relationships and career.
This year, I've selected the crème de la crème of my healthy living tips to give you the red carpet glow without sweating it out at the gym. Follow these golden rules for the next month, and you're bound to look and feel your best when it's party time!