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80 Reasons to Exercise

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3 mentions4 days ago
Happy Fit Friday! I made this little graphic to motivate my 28 Day Transformation group this week and decided it was worth sharing here on the blog as well. If ever you need a little motivation to get your workout in, look over this list and get inspired.

Chefs unite in fast-food idea to nourish low-income communities

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2 mentions3 days ago
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design. We welcome your feedback. We've removed you from the beta test of the new design.Please note: if you ...

The Two Minute Morning Ritual to Start Your Day on a Positive Note

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2 mentions1 day ago
YOU DECIDE EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY, WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. YOU GET A SECOND CHANCE, EVERY SECOND How many times have you got up on the wrong side of the bed? You know, with a grumpy mood early in the morning… Of course,

When Obstacles Arise Don't Give Up - Use Your Intuition to Rise Above Them

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When we are stumped by problems we need to use a different type of thought process that’s outside the box.We cannot keep looking at the problem over and over and thinking we’re going to get the answer. Say for example, you’re looking for a way out of yourjob.

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

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2 mentions6 days ago
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen? When Ernest Hemingway would stand at his desk, he had a funny habit as he wrote: when he was working on the tough bits he'd write ...

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

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I'm a freelance writer who has published in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and others, and the author of the Forbes ebook "The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World." I graduated Phi Beta Kappa with ...

37 Life-Changing Quotes

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2 mentions1 week ago
Sometimes we need a powerful kick in the pants or a few potent words to remind us of the obvious.You may have heard these quotes before, but are you living their truth? That’s the daily challenge, isn’t it?Let these quotes help you rise up.Take just one for now ...

How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body

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3 mentions1 week ago
How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. If you think your daughter's body looks amazing, don't say that. Here are some things you can say instead: Don't comment on ...

Reach Your Goals With a MAP: Master Action Plan!

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Hey there! If you're new here, please subscribe to my weekly ezine The Life Editor so you won't miss any freebies, videos, or updates. Thanks for visiting! I picked it up at the drugstore for a couple bucks last year, but that little binder has been responsible for ...

Mo'ne Davis Pitches Shutout in Little League World Series

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The 13-year-old pitching powerhouse led her Philadelphia Little League team to victory today in its first World Series match against the team from Nashville. She pitched her second complete shutout in a row, the first being the game that qualified her team for the series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Wow: Powerful video may change the way you view healthy eating

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“You’ll get a shocking sneak peek into the future to see what life might be like for a child who carries unhealthy habits.” Online Public File • Terms of Service • Privacy Policy• 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, O.K. 73114• Copyright © 2014, KFOR• A Tribune Broadcasting ...

One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining Hawaiian Gardens' palm-tree-dotted main drag, a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine. Jutting their thumbs down and contorting their faces in theatrical frowns, the kids chant, "Soda is bad!" Alexander Khananashvili wrote these ...

5 Simple Tips to Stay Positive while IN the Eye of the Storm

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
“Accept periods of suffering with gratitude, knowing that suffering can teach you very important lessons.”- Barbara Ann Kipfer Recently, I have been counseling and helping so many souls who have been going through a very rough time in their lives. From relationship issues, to health issues, to financial ...

5 Positive Steps For Living A Passionate Productive Life

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
This could be the best time of your life. The best financial time, the best emotional time, the best spiritual time. But you need to take control of your state of mind if you want this to be true for you, because, in the end our life is ...

Want to Know The Secret To Better Relationships? Listen!

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Do you know the secret to a better marriage? Do you know the best way to connect with your children? Do you know what will make your friends know that you are there for them and you really care? What is this magic solution? I’m often guilty of ...

This Exercise-Loving Mom Works Out With Her Kids, Inspires Us To Get Moving

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
Lauren Rodgers loves to exercise. She also loves spending time with her children, and she's eager to encourage them to lead healthy, balanced lives. So, the mom of two came up with a plan to kill all these birds with one stone: Why not, she thought, exercise with ...

A Self-Care Planner To Get You Through The Week (Infographic)

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
You know the usual story: you over-commit. You say yes to everyone who asks you for something, and you give, give, give until you fall flat on your cute face. We all have a lot on our plates whether it's balancing kids, work, health pickles, partners or friends.

Former Inmate Becomes Chicago’s Urban Yoga Inspiration

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This story of an unlikely yoga hero comes from the heart of Chicago’s West Side. Marcus Feltus is a former inmate. In 2011, after serving 18 years and 9 months of a 38 year sentence for shooting and killing a fellow teenager, Feltus was released to re-enter his ...

60 Things to Be Grateful For In Life

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3 mentions3 weeks ago
When I was young, I took things for granted. I believe many other kids did so, as well. After all, we were young and we didn’t know what life could be like on the other side. One thing we took for granted was education. In my country, it’s ...

Trying to make a change? Why Knowledge isn’t enough

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7 mentions4 weeks ago
Instead, I’m sharing a post I wrote for my monthly newsletter.I don’t usually share those articles here, but I received a lot of emails and feedback and thought some of you may benefit from this discussion as well. If only change were easier.Since most of us have a ...

Exercise and Confidence in Midlife: I am Enough

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A fairly free-flowing session at which attendees took turns at the mic asking questions and sharing information. One woman said she used to have a blog focused on health and fitness, but she had shut it down due to lack of readership. The next two women up to ...

50 Habits For A Happy Life

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
One of the most prevalent and destructive myths of our culture is the belief that the universe is scarce. That there is not enough to go around. That we are not enough. The Myth of Scarcity saysReadLife can feel frustrating. Maddening. Insanity-inducing, even. At times, happiness and contentment ...

These Twenty Young People Are Changing the Food System in Huge Ways

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Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, youth around the world are creating inspiring projects and products that are changing how we grow, prepare, and eat food.Food Tank is excited to showcase twenty young entrepreneurs who are shaking up the ...

How A Morning Of Mindfulness Can Change Your Day

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
On another day, a few weeks ago, while on auto pilot and thinking too many thoughts, I got to my destination without even paying attention to the drive.Then there was one night last week I couldn’t sleep as I made all sorts of lists in my mind of ...

Choose love, and have it be that simple.

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2 mentions1 month ago
Does it really motivate you to hear “be fearless,” when time after time your dreams and desires are shut down by fear? Or does the call to fearlessness leave you in doubt that you could ever be that bold? Just because we hear something a lot doesn’t make ...

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer : Shots

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1 mentions1 month ago
We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Now research suggests that having a sense of purpose or direction in life may also be beneficial. To find out if having a sense of purpose has an effect on aging and adult development, Patrick ...

Weight loss success: 100 pounds with a plant-based diet

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2 mentions1 month ago
Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz's biggest life humiliations.He also couldn't shop at popular clothing stores -- the clothing wasn't large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn't have a choice in styles or colors,

25 Inspiring Triathlon Stories

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4 mentions1 month ago
It’s Ironman week over here!We have made it and in less than a week John will be towing the line at Ironman Lake Placid.If you want to track John using the Ironman App (or through their website), he is bib number 2071.I will be keeping “the twitter”, Instagram,

How to Enjoy the Journey and Stop Getting Ahead of Yourself

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2 mentions1 month ago
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ernest HemingwayHave you ever noticed that people are always chasing the next thing or focusing on the next phase of life? I must admit that I struggle ...

9 Things You Need To Know To Begin Again

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2 mentions1 month ago
Tragedy happens. People die. Relationships end. Jobs are lost. Parenting feels like a thankless job. The life you have may not be like you expected it to be.Sometimes, when things get tough and the pain feels unbearable, you only need to take the step in front of you.

6 Big Weight-Loss Mistakes I've Made As A Dietician (And How To Avoid Them)

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I serve as the Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects and have led the largest research project to study the effects of forgiveness on hurt individuals. I have taught forgiveness ReadMy first year working as a dietitian and weight loss coach at a high-end health club, I ...

8 Ways Fitness Changed My Life

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2 mentions1 month ago
We hear it all the time: Exercise is good for your health. At every single doctor's appointment, in magazines, on blogs. Jillian Michaels yells it to us through the TV. We get it. But guess what. Jillian Michaels has reason to yell. Regular fitness keeps your visits to ...

5 tips to overcome negative thoughts

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7 mentions1 month ago
Balancing life, family and fitness - easy right? Now always! Get stories that inspire you to breathe deeply and make mindful choices by subscribing to my blog by email. So here’s the thing. I had no intention of running two half marathons this year, let alone within a ...

Weight loss success: It's a marathon, not a sprint

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2 mentions1 month ago
Editor's note: Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? Tell us how you did it and you could be featured in our weekly weight-loss story on CNN.com.(CNN) -- Like so many people, Nicole Durham was tired of being overweight. No one bullied her, and she didn't ...

The Health Benefits of Alone Time

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2 mentions2 months ago
Imagine sitting by yourself with nothing to do but think. It may sound nice, especially on a hectic day. But according to new research, sitting alone in a room is such an unpleasant experience for many people that they’d rather do anything else—even hurt themselves—for a distraction.In a ...

Body Image and Being Different

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1 mentions1 month ago
****Don’t forget to check out the Strongman workshop series I’m co-coaching if you’re in the central VA area!****Last weekend, I spent the day at a Strongman competition watching 2 of my female teammates compete, applying their tacky (one is allergic), cheering them on, and encouraging them. Afterwards, we ...

An ex-vegan takes on the trolls

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3 mentions1 month ago
Topics: orthorexia, Veganism, Alexandra Jamieson, Jordan Younger, Life NewsGiving up veganism can have serious consequences. There are all the threats and trolling to consider, for instance. Jordan Younger runs a popular lifestyle blog called the Blonde Vegan. The 23-year-old describes herself as a “yoga junkie, passionate writer, fitness ...

My 'Naked' Truth

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9 mentions1 month ago
Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very carefully ...

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

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4 mentions1 month ago
May your actions speak louder than your words.May your life preach louder than your lips.May your success be your noise in the end. The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it.The actual process of achieving enormous ...

Unhappy At Work? Either Change What You Do Or Change How You Do It

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2 mentions1 month ago
“I don’t much like my job,” confided Jake, a mid level pharmaceutical executive,”But I get paid fairly well, it’s a stable company and I can’t see any way out. So I turn up, do my job and get out of here. It’s not ideal but hey, it pays ...

Who Knows How I'll Feel Tomorrow

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5 mentions2 months ago
What happens when you see a Naturopathic doctor, start eating right, take great supplements & get off of birth control?Then you wake up the next morning and feel antsy. ALL DAY. Oh, and you can’t stop running to the bathroom. The next day is even worse, because you’re ...

'Stop The Beauty Madness' Brands Ads With Brutally Honest Messages

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4 mentions1 month ago
It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look better, I am better. Now one campaign is trying to convince others to break free from that line of thought. The Stop The Beauty Madness campaign wants you ...

New, little big deals. Is this the week you do what you've been scared of?

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My friend Robindra promised he’d show me some DJ ropes (because I wanna spin and mix and stuff when I grow up). He got a gig in North Van and said I could tag along for the night. So I Facebook’d about it, mentioned the locale, said it ...

Harvard Rugby Team Makes A Play To Celebrate Strength And Beauty

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2 mentions1 month ago
Runk is the star of a May 2013 H&M swimwear campaign that gained widespread media attention for not relegating the gorgeous size 12 model to the "plus-size" pages of their website. In an interview with activist group SPARK, Runk told a young blogger: "I remember often feeling like ...

To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park : Shots

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Dr. Robert Zarr, second from right, leads a hike through a park in Washington, D.C.Diana Bowen/National Park Servicehide caption When Dr. Robert Zarr wanted a young patient to get more exercise, he gave her an unusual prescription: Get off the bus to school earlier. "She has to take ...

9 ways to loser-proof your weight-loss attitude

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Getting in shape may be all in your head—literally. Negative self-talk makes it difficult to follow through any exercise plan. Try these tips to turn a Debbie Downer mindset upside down.Instead of: “A few extra pounds aren't a big deal.”Think: “I should probably get rid of this weight ...

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting

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Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen (b. September 21, 1934) is among the most exhilarating creative spirits of the past century. Recipient of the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other accolades, and an ordained Rinzai Buddhist monk, his music has extended popular song into the ...

How to get motivated, according to science

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Productivity systems rarely take emotions into account. And feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do. We can't ignore our emotions. Because of the way our brains are structured, when thought and feelings compete, feelings almost always win. …when experimental subjects are ...

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want - Pick the Brain

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It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you don’t want to wake up years from now only to realize that you’re disappointed with not only what you did, but also what you DIDN’T do in life.Is there a way to make ...

The Right Way to Unplug When You're on Vacation

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Vacations are for unplugging: we all need to escape the daily grind from time to time, after all. But that doesn’t have to mean unplugging from the entire internet. In fact, you may have a more enjoyable and meaningful vacation by staying connected–as long as you’re staying connected ...
 

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