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Too Anxious To Meditate? Remember These 4 Tips

May is both National Mental Health Month and National Meditation Month, and it has me thinking a lot about how the two are related. As a meditation …

Meditation

5 Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Supplements

Many people are walking around with nutrition deficiencies without even knowing it. You may feel lethargic, hungry, or moody for countless other …

Food, Sleep, Exercise: Why You Seriously Need All 3 to Be Successful

Healthy people are more productive, creative and mentally sharp.<p>Face it. We don't always take care of ourselves as well as we should. It's hard, because life gets in the way--doubly so if we have a busy and productive work life. And when faced with the choice between hard work and convenience, …

4 Easy Exercises to Shift Your Mood in 5 Minutes or Less

So many times when a negative emotion comes up we can feel "stuck" there. There is great power in looking at our emotions, especially the negative ones, and understanding why they are showing up - but we don't want to feel trapped by them. Letting negative emotions overwhelm us can put us in a …

You Only Need to Exercise for 1 Minute, Says Study

Is one minute all we need?<p>A packed schedule may no longer be a reason to avoid working out. According to a “sophisticated” study highlighted by <i>New</i> …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Dare to Be 100: How Old Are You, Really?

Just like a candle under an inverted water glass, your fire is quickly extinguished without oxygen. Of the many tasks that your body performs the most critical one is how you extract oxygen from the air you breathe and convey it to the many trillions of cells where the oxygen is used to help …

Indoor Cycling

Maximize Your VO2 Max

<b>THIS IS A TEST</b><p>The faster you run, the harder you breathe. Also, the longer you run, the harder you breathe. And if you sustain a fast running speed …

What Determines How Much You Sweat?

Body fat doesn’t “insulate” you, a new study finds<p>Some people sweat more than others. Go for a ride with a group of people on a warm day, and the differences become obvious: One cyclist will be absolutely drenched in sweat, while another will be relatively dry. But what determines these variations? …

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape?

Don’t let anybody tell you different—everyone has skipped a workout at some point. At Greatist, we’re firm believers in cutting yourself some slack …

Nutrition

How VO2 Max Work Makes You Fast — The Science Behind It All

VO2 max is the maximum level of oxygen your body can consume. Your body reaches its VO2 max once you physically cannot use any more oxygen, …

Cycling

What Is VO2 Max And How Can It Help Your Training?

Photo: Sacred Heart University’s Life and Sport Analysis Clinic<p>VO2 max tests have become a great, accessible option for runners who wish to enhance …

Exercise

Here's How Many Days You Can Skip a Workout Without Consequences

<i>On your fourth day of skipped workouts? Our friends at SELF explain exactly how this will affect your body.</i><p>Getting back to the gym after taking a small hiatus can feel like lifting weights for the very first time. And if you've ever tried to run after taking some time off, you know how painful that …

Muscle

What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Break From Working Out

Getting back to the gym after taking a small hiatus can feel like lifting weights for the very first time. And if you've ever tried to run after taking some time off, you know how painful that can be. The change is real, and pretty discouraging — physically and mentally. But how much is that really …

Epic Dash Workout

+ TIMER<p>00:00<p>Start<p>+ SETS<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<p>Epic Dash is everything you want an HIIT workout to be: light, fast, furious. It will not tire you out in the first set …

Workouts

Switch Hits

Get fitter, faster, and stronger with great workouts borrowed from other sports.<p>It's easy to think that all the best training ideas come from the world of running. But distance running is part of a wider universe of athletics, so why not borrow from the toolboxes of other sports that require some …

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

To some, happiness always stays by their side. What makes happiness magical is that it can be anything or nothing.<p>If you know it well, it is …

Happiness

How Does Julianne Hough Stay So Fit?

She’s got a winning body! It’s been years since <b>Julianne Hough</b> competed on <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>, rehearsing for hours every day, but the time away …

6 Things You Can Do To Turn Your Life Around

Every now and then, we are hit with an unexpected roadblock on our path to success or a better life. Sometimes, we can overcome them, but other …

Diets

The Importance of Self-Care: Imperative for both Body and Mind

You're reading The Importance of Self-Care: Imperative for both Body and Mind, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Wellness

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

Procrastination

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been …

Happiness

9 Reasons Why You Feel Sluggish During Your Workout

Feeling wrecked during your easiest workouts might not have to do with your athletic ability. Consider these performance factors and make some lifestyle changes!

8 Cleansing Spring Foods To Support Your Liver

There's a reason that asparagus is the celebrated veggie of spring. Yes, it is one of the first vegetables to make itself known in the garden, but …

Alternative Medicine

Cancer risk falls with higher levels of vitamin D

Researchers suggest improving people's blood level of vitamin D could be an important tool for preventing cancer, after their study found that the …

6 Simple Ways To Heal Yourself With Nature

Over the years, I’ve counseled thousands of people about their health and I have to say that it’s scary how common it is for people from all …

9 Things You Should Be Doing After Every Workout

Whether you're new to fitness, or you're going a little harder than usual (two-a-days, anyone?), it's essential to take care of your body after each and every workout. Doing so will help prevent injury, pain, and discomfort. Make sure you're always following these steps and giving your body the TLC …

10 Science-Backed, Simple Ways to Be Happier Today

Happiness can't be bought. Yet if we could, everyone in the world would line up to buy it. Here are 10 science-backed, simple ways you can be happier …