Jan Townsend

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Squat, Curl, and Press Exercises for the Entire Body

Squat, Curl and Press<p>Incorporating dynamic, compound movements into your routine will help you involve your entire body, building strength, power and …

The top 10 mental health apps

Apps are available for everything these days — from shopping to entertainment and travel. Apps that claim to help look after your mental health and …

Apps

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

Time Management

You Want Strong and Sexy Legs? Here Are the Moves to Do

If strong is the new sexy, the best place to show off your strength is your legs. We've rounded up the best leg exericise that strengthen and tone …

10 Simple Daily Practices That Will Make You Happier

Happy people don't live drastically different lives. They just appreciate all there is to be happy about.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a given that the average person wants to be happy. Where it can get complicated, though, is how to make that happen. After all, …

Happiness

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

4 steps to clear, radiant skin, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sometimes kicking it old school is the best way to solve a problem. Gulping down water works just as well (or better) than popping an Advil when you …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Meditation

5 Great Beauty Brands That Don’t Test on Animals

No bunnies were harmed in the making of these products.<p>The recent controversy surrounding Nars’ decision to start selling its products in China, a country that mandates animal testing on some foreign cosmetics, has put the conversation about so-called cruelty-free beauty products front and center. …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

10 Bedtime Rituals That Help You Reflect, Relax, Sleep and Succeed

The better you sleep at night, the better chance you have succeeding during the day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What you do before bed has a significant impact on what your subconscious mulls over while you sleep, and on your mental state when you wake up the next …

Sleep

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

Do This Simple Exercise Every Day for a Week, and You'll Be Happier for Months (or Years)

UPenn professor explains how to improve your outlook for the long term.<p>What do you do to make yourself happy? Chances are, your answers have a lot to do with trying to relax, destress, and give yourself some downtime. All of which are very important to do, but there's one fundamental problem: …

Happiness

14 passive income ideas for earning money as you sleep

Passive income is defined by Wikipedia as “income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis, requiring minimal to no effort by the …

Small Business

The 6 Stretches For Anyone With Tight Hamstrings

If you run, bike, are desk-bound all day, or have been sitting in a car or plane traveling, your hamstrings could use some extra love and length. It not only feels good to stretch this commonly tight area, but hamstring flexibility is also important for the health of your back, hips, and knees. …

Yoga

10 minutes to a flatter, firmer belly

This 10-minute routine from <i>Prevention’s</i> new Fit in 10: Slim and Strong—for Life! program will help you tone and strengthen your deepest core muscles for a flatter, firmer belly. It combines highly effective Pilates work with essential corrective exercises to help you reactivate weak belly muscles …

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 …

The Magnificent 7 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Relief

<b>You may already know this, and you probably certainly feel it, lower back pain seems to impact 8 out of every 10 people.</b><p><b>If you have lower back pain</b> …

Yoga

How Spending 60 Minutes Doing This Every Morning Helps This Entrepreneur Prepare for the Day

Headspace's Rich Pierson has a morning ritual he has practiced for the last nine years to help start his day the right way.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s</i> <i>“20 Questions”</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick,</i> …

Meditation

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 portions daily can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

Difficult Personal Decision? Here Are The 3 Steps You Need To Make The Right One, Every Time

Making choices based on your own personal values will keep you healthy, happy and productive.<p>Changing jobs. Buying or selling a house. Getting married or divorced.<p>Of course these are huge life decisions requiring thought, planning and effort. So you gather information, ponder, ask for advice and …

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

Small Business

100 Inspiring Relationship Quotes That You Shouldn't Miss

1. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.<p>2. Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer …

Positive Thinking

Tip: A Simple Way to Beat Belly Fat

Adjust your diet like this and you'll lose more abdominal fat and build more muscle, even if you keep calories the same.<p>More Protein, Paced …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

Can coconut oil really boost your health? Here's the super truth about superfoods

While the word “superfood” has no official definition, the word promotes images of a food that boosts overall health and might even reduce disease risk. And with superfood claims on the rise, it’s getting harder for consumers to separate the hype from the documented help these foods can contribute …

Nutrition