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Aquatic exercise: Gentle on your bones, joints and muscles

Done correctly, water workouts can give you gains similar to those on land, including aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility …


Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age' — and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are (rather than how many years you've …


The Benefits of a Gratitude Journal and How to Maintain One

<i>This post was written by Lauren Jessen. It was originally published on Carpe Juvenis: Seize Your Youth, a youth empowerment lifestyle website and resource for interviews, advice, and inspiration. You can follow Carpe Juvenis on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>After reading Arianna Huffington's book <i>Thrive</i>, I …


Can Negative Thinking Make You Sick?

By now, the mind-body connection is a familiar idea. Most people are aware, for example, that stress can produce physical symptoms like an upset …

UC Berkeley

Catching the Light

<i>All the valuable things we can learn from books point to the force of life that can't be contained in a book. This poem explores this paradox.</i><p><b>Catching the Light</b><p>Forget the books and the dogma.<p>Faith is a chance that appears when<p>on the run. When lost in the tangled<p>wood, there's a patch of light and for<p>…


Choose to Try, Try Again

<b>"Have enough courage to trust love one more time, and always one more time."</b><p>I'm obsessed with this quote from Maya Angelou. <i>Always one more time</i>. It's become my mantra, a way of showing up in this world and my relationships. A simple phrase that resonates within every single cell.<p>If I'm honest, I'll …

Positive Thinking

20 Ways to Cope With Difficult Situations

There are going to be dark times. There are going to be easier and lighter times. There is a constant ebb and flow to life and the situations and experiences it hands your way.<p>Throughout it all, you always have a choice. Do you cope with the more difficult situations from a place of fear? Or from a …


More evidence menopause symptoms may affect overall wellbeing | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Women who experience moderate to severe menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats are more likely to suffer from poor overall wellbeing, an Australian study suggests.<p>Researchers examined the severity and impact of hot flashes and night sweats among roughly 1,300 …