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A Harvard Psychologist Says This is the Most Important Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up in the Morning | HelloCare

Mornings can be tough but Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says they can be better if you stay mindful of one behaviour.<p>Cuddy says that before you even …

Runtastic's new app is all about healthy recipes and its name is... Runtasty

When I think of Runtastic, I think of an app that I install on every phone fully intending to use it. Unfortunately, I completely forget about it and …

Healthy Recipes

These 3 profound lessons from a Japanese Zen Master will blow your mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

7 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet

You’ve got Meatless Monday down to a science. You’re rocking some seriously gourmet quinoa for breakfast recipes on the regular. Basically, you’re killing it in the kitchen. But sometimes, healthy additions to your diet don’t have to be super complicated or complex. Heart disease is the leading …

Healthy Eating

I Meditated 13 Hours A Day For A Week, And I’ve Never Felt More Grounded

For almost two weeks, I lived like a nun at a silent meditation retreat center.<p>But to do so, I had to be down with some of the center's basic ground …

Meditation

Why "Be Positive" is Terrible Advice, According to Buddhism

It is human nature to have negative thinking, and it’s okay to feel low and dejected. Low emotions and their presence help us to appreciate the …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

8 Stretches You Should Do While Watching TV To Boost Your Health

If you're like most Americans, there's a good chance you're sedentary for the majority of your waking hours. According to one recent survey, Americans sit an average of 13 hours a day and sleep an average of 8 hours—and there's a growing body of research showing our sedentary ways is not helping …

Yoga
Workouts

4 Easy Recipes a Nutritionist Eats to Be Happier and Healthier

<i>Every month, Los Angeles–based</i> <i>certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach</i> <i>Kelly LeVeque of</i> <i>Be Well by Kelly brings us a new</i> …

8 nutritionists reveal what they eat when they're craving something sweet

<b>Peanut butter and jelly</b><p>"One of my favorite treats is a good old-fashioned PBJ. The sweetness of a spoonful of jam atop that earthy, nutty peanut butter on a crispy, toasted slice of bread or bagel half makes me feel that I've had a real treat—even though it's actually healthy. I like BFree Brown …

Nutrition

Wandering Minds Can't Find Their Ways To Happiness, Here's Why And What You Can Do

The human mind is imaginative. A Harvard study shows that our mind wanders for almost 12 hours a day on average.1 Whether you are a nostalgic or a …

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy.<p>Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of …

Spirituality

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

Nutrition

15 Fruits And Vegetables That May Not Be Worth Buying Organic

No one wants to eat dangerous pesticides with their fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, a lot of the produce that is grown around the world is treated with such chemicals to ward off bugs and disease. And some of that is left behind in residue when we get our hands on it.<p>Some fruits and veggies …

Vegetables

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …