Helen Lesser

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The Smart Way to Increase Mileage

Follow these steps to avoid injury as you start adding in longer runs.<p><i>Alex asks: I'd like to increase my weekly mileage, but I'm concerned about getting hurt. Unfortunately, I have had several running related injuries already. Right now I'm running between 12 to 15 miles a week but would like to</i> …

Marathons

6 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

The days are getting warmer and the last thing you want to do is head to the gym for a workout on a gorgeous day. With a little creativity and …

Mental Health

20 surprising habits that could be harming your health

You've heard it before: It takes 21 days to change a habit. And while we're all on a quest to live healthier lives and improve our well-being, becoming aware of bad habits is the first step in initiating change. From chowing down on your fingernails to eating a sad desk lunch, we've compiled 20 …

Nutrition

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …

Motivation

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

17 New Year’s Eve 2017 Quotes About Resolutions That Will Inspire You As The Clock Strikes Midnight

"For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice." That's a quote from my boy T.S. Eliot, who in his …

Over 75 Paleo Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert

Going Paleo? We've got you covered. Whether you're trying to expand your breakfast recipe repertoire or you're craving some dessert and aren't sure what you can eat, there are over 75 recipes ahead that'll give you cravings, ideas, and the resources you need to eat healthy — cavewoman style. Get …

3 Fat Loss Workouts for When You're in a Time Crunch

<i>Commit yourself, put in the effort, and you will see excellent results.</i><p><b>This article is for those who want to train but either dislike it or can't</b> …

Workouts

Twice a Day Workouts For Hamstrings Mass and Strength

Shares 434<p><b>For mass and strength, twice a day workouts are the way to go</b><p>This is particularly true for a muscle group such as the hamstrings. To make …

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

Weight Loss

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Nutrition

Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age

James Chambers was watching membership sign-ups on Jan. 4, 2015, like a stock ticker — it was that first Sunday of the year, the day we all decide that this is it, we’re not going to stay fat for one more day. At the time, he was Weight Watchers’ chief executive, and he sat watching, waiting for …

Fitness

A CrossFitter’s Guide to Interval Weight Training

<b>Several years ago while cruising Gym Jones’ website, I stumbled upon Pat O’Shea’s interval weight training (IWT) concept.</b> The methodology he …

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

If you want to become more productive and effective during your day, then you need to optimize your morning habits. How we structure and spend the …

Generosity makes you happier

Researchers have found a connection between happiness and the performance of selfless acts. Giving to others, they say, activates an area of the …

Focus More on Your Brain and Less on Your Diet if You're Serious About Losing Weight

Photo by Humphrey King<p>Weight loss is tricky business. Obviously what you eat has a huge impact on your health and body weight. But anyone who has …

Nutrition

Cortisol — Its Role in Stress, Inflammation, and Indications for Diet Therapy

<b>November 2009 Issue</b><p><b>Cortisol — Its Role in Stress, Inflammation, and Indications for Diet Therapy</b> <b><br>By Dina Aronson, MS, RD</b> <b><br>Today’s Dietitian</b> <b><br>Vol. 11 No.</b> …

Wellness

Junk Food Cravings Linked to Workplace Stress and Lack of Sleep in New Study

The good news? A new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology offers hope.<p>If you're stressed at work, a bad nail-biting habit might be …

Research

The One Minute Breathing Exercise That Can Calm You Down and Focus Your Mind | HelloCare

The idea that breathing exercises can calm you down isn’t some sort of recent development thanks to Yoga. It’s something that’s been known for …

Mindfulness

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

The Silent Killers of Your Metabolism

A slow metabolism can lead to an over-weight and unhealthy body. Learn what factors affect it and how you can put your metabolic engine into …

Weight Training - Muscle Size vs. Muscle Density

Weight training, a form of strength training that involves lifting weights, is one of the most effective ways to change the physical makeup of your …

Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints

Changes in posture and gait (walking pattern) are common with aging. Changes in the skin and hair are also common.<p>The skeleton provides support and …

Muscles: Why are they important?

Muscles and nerve fibers allow us to move our bodies. They enable our internal organs to function. The human body has over 600 muscles, which make up …

How Do Muscles Grow? The Science Of Muscle Growth

If you’re a guy in the gym working with weights, not only are you probably trying to lose some fat, but also gain some muscle.<p>This article discusses …

Resistance Training

How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?

<b>Question</b><p>I'm a 40-year-old male who needs to lose 20 pounds. I've cut my calorie intake and I am working out five days a week – a mix of cardio and free weights. How much protein do I need to eat to maintain muscle – even gain a little – while I lose body fat?<p><b>Answer</b><p>To lose body fat and maintain …

Nutrition

The Key To Building Muscle

Don’t worry about the number of reps or hormone levels. Just lift until you can’t.<p>Over the last few years, I’ve written repeatedly about a series of strength-training studies from Stuart Phillips’ group at McMaster University. The basic message of these studies, in my view, has been: stop stressing …

Exercise