Entries tagged with “Healthy Living”
Stress is the new smoking. Studies have linked stress to countless health problems including insomnia, inflammation, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, depression, asthma, hear…
Here are 10 ways to move while interacting with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers or strangers about to become new friends.
See the world without losing your mind or your way.
Everyone’s microbiome is slightly different, but for this week’s Healthy Habits, here are some ways to support it in general.
How greening your space, petting your animal bestie, and taking a break to walk can fight Zoom fatigue and improve your work-from-home routine.
Here are three ways to banish the rituals of self-flagellation.
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Craving more meaningful time with your loved ones? Here are easy ways to foster those deep connections.
“Self-criticism is, in many ways, a consequence of human longing to belong, an attempt to preempt criticism from others. ... Self-compassion can help you be more motivated by desired for growth instead of by desire to avoid criticism."
Sometimes life hits us over the head, leaving us dazed. That sense of inertia and confusion is common during times of major transition. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scal…
Self-compassion can make a person feel more energetic, alive, and optimistic.
Some deep fixes for feeling chronically overwhelmed.
Techniques for becoming more aware of your breathing patterns.
Let’s look at gratitude through a few different lenses.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, from Starship Troopers. He writes, “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, no…
Here are four ways to practice releasing attachment to material belongings.
An interview with Sara Gottfried MD
Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.
Try these methods to boost a frazzled brain.
Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.
Is everyone around you sick? Add these herbs to your wellness kit.
When everything feels up in the air, here’s how to keep worry from taking over.
What can you do to slow or reverse the ravages of aging?
Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.
Start your day off feeling energized and creative.
Take your (edible) pulses.
4 in 10 cases of cancer can be prevented, say researchers.
A study shows toxic cleaning products can be as bad on the lungs as smoking. Here are some suggestions for alternatives.
You sleep all night, only to wake up in the morning feeling fuzzy and groggy. What will help wake up your brain so that you can enjoy life every day? Two main ingredients: blood an…
Turn the midday slump into a time of power and productivity.
Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies.
Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.
Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.
Instead of making resolutions, reshape your attitude about your body for 2018.
We can turn to these guides for support and a little nudge when we need help finding the right direction in life.
Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.
Achoo! Want to reduce seasonal allergies? Try these methods.
Feeling like you might throttle someone? Try these tactics instead.
Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.
Writing is a vital personal expression—a way to both share who you are with the world, and to delve deeper into your own psyche.
Don't let your holiday stress accumulate.
I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.
How did something that was supposed to make our lives safer wind up becoming dangerous? And how can we avoid them?
Here are a few of the many ways to say grace.
5 creative ways to move more.
Money mess runneth over? Here’s how to get a grip.
Shake up your routine and get inspired with these five ideas.
Here are five mistakes people make when it comes to setting work-life boundaries, and how to fix them.
Explore ways to lay down the swords and work on our listening skills when faced with a potential argument.
Seven inspiring reasons to take a break from alcohol—one for each day of the week of abstinence.
Stop feeling frazzled and find ways to slow down, find balance, and recharge.
Here are a few small ways to practice personal nonviolence.
Here are eight ways to build your natural ability to use intuition.
Beep. Beep. Beep. Grab coffee. Dash out door. Adrenaline blaring, mind already awhirl, we launch ourselves out like cannonballs—scattershot, hurling, into the world. Now, is that a…
Staying hydrated, while seemingly simple, is something that lots of people struggle with. From forgetting to drink it, to a downright dislike of the taste of water, many of us live…
Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.
If stepping out of the demands of your daily life in order to take part in a heavy duty detox isn’t a reality, then try making daily, simple shifts that will support your body towa…
“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”
Most of us eat too much, and many of us eat healthy, so… Why take extra anything?
Feed your soul with intention and awareness.
From improved sleep and circulation to reduced anxiety and more, regular exercise boosts immunity and strengthens the body’s defense against illness.
Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter explain how we can rewire our brains to develop healthier habits.
It’s now two days post Ironman. I’m in Kona, Hawaii, sitting in a beach restaurant at about mile one of the swim. I watched the sunset. I watched the couples enjoying dinner on the…
This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.
What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?
In Newsweek last December, science writer Sharon Begley pulled together research showing that lab animals and pets are getting fatter, just like people: “In Macaques, living in res…
When you instinctively reach for your phone because you have a spare moment, here are 15 ways to fill that moment instead.
Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.
Cut down on waste—and save money—by switching to reusable products.
There’s an increase in interest in this Asian healing modality. Let’s take a look.
If the holidays usually leave you feeling overly full and over-indulgent, start the season with a deeper intention.
Here’s how to fight chronic inflammation, all day long.
The C WordMeghan O’HaraZorro and Me FilmsThe “C word” is, of course, “cancer,” and Meghan O’Hara’s well-produced documentary offers a look at the ways that our unhealthy diets and …
Two questions to ask yourself for leading a simpler life.
Easy options for 5-minute meditations
As well as providing other health benefits, these foods can support good gut health.
Multiple, simultaneous life changes are possible.
For this week’s healthy habit, try stirring a natural sweetener in your morning cuppa.
Confused about whether fat is good or bad for you? Here’s the scoop.
Dig out of your paper piles and feel lighter, freer, and more creative
5 ways to stop stewing, and let go of minor offenses.
The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.
Our greatest capacity to have influence over our health is with our habits.
Question these habits so you can change them.
Here’s how you can find more stillness in your life—no matter how busy you are.
At the New Year you’re likely to see a lot of stories about making a resolution, and how to make it stick. You may be making some grandiose proclamations yourself—only to see…
You are what your parents ate.
According to science, avoiding unhealthy snacking can actually be as easy as decluttering your kitchen.
This healthful, bright green tea is suddenly everywhere. Here’s why.
Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.
People who are more mindful are more receptive to making positive changes.
If the relentless bad news is leaving you feeling down, there are alternatives.
Excerpted from Dandelion & Quince by Michelle McKenzie
Olive oil may be just the cure you're looking for.
Here are some visual guides that can help demystify what constitutes moderate portions for nutritious foods, before the concept of serving sizes becomes even more abstract.
Editors' Note: We're delighted to welcome Laura Wright to our team of bloggers for our newest blog, Good Food. Laura is the creator behind The First Mess, a blog that cel…
Still think going raw means you have to eat flavorless vegetables and cold crudités? Think again. When I first learned about the benefits of eating raw cuisine - food not heat…
Your neighbor has a trendy water bottle. Let’s look inside.
Pick yourself up from an injury and find new ways to move again.
Consider one way you could bring a little bit more pleasure into your day.
“We are all vibrant beings,” says Mary Bemis, editor of Organic Spa magazine. “And the real beauty behind biodynamic skin care products is that they are the most vibrant, the most …
4 ways to connecting internally.
This week, discover pink noise for better sleep. Also, find out why testosterone supplements probably aren’t the best idea; and how just a bit of exercise is enough to boost brain power. Ready? Let’s do this.
When a proper balance of omega-6s to omega-3s is achieved, both your body and mind both reap a number of benefits.
Establish a new beginning with a refreshed outlook that can help you in your quest to release the past and embrace forgiveness.
It’s time to stop swigging the sodas in favor of more healthful beverages.
Excerpted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook
THREE CUPS A DAY HELP PREVENT STROKEThere are very few known ways to reduce the risk of stroke, but a recent UCLA study found that drinking at least three cups of green or black te…
Flipping through The Whole-Body Microbiome, we learned this.
Anything going on inside your body will eventually appear on the outside—and your fingernails are a prime place for these changes to manifest.
Take a look at the concept of a Change Club. It might inspire you to start your own.
A new study suggests cognitive fatigue can be relieved by playing “casual video games.”
Eating wheat is healthy—but not in the ways we typically eat it today. The solution will likely improve your health dramatically.
For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.