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12 Proven Habits Of Happy People

When I was in my twenties, I wrote a happiness list. I remember clearly writing the list and believing once I attained those things, I would feel …

Understanding the Sacred Self

Wes Annac, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Here, I’d like to talk about the sacred Self; the soul Self; the Atman; whatever you want to call the omnipotent …

9 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life And Career

The ones that tend do well these days seem to be grounded in humanity.<p>Perhaps that's because creativity, innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship — they all begin within us; each is very much a human process.<p>So naturally, the more we humanize the way we think and work, the more progress we can make …

What Monster of Protection Have You Created? (Guess What? It's Keeping You From What You Want)

I heard a spiritual teacher speak about her own personal experience with fear. She told us a story -- she, now in her 50s, has been afraid of heights her whole life, and her entire family (cousins, aunts, kids, parents, siblings, grandparents, in-laws, etc.) was going on a trip to Costa Rica. One …

Truth Is

October 10, 2013<p><b>By Paulo Renato Silva</b><p>As humans we are always looking for the truth, we search for it in all things, in every situation, even …

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Start Your Day In The Mindfulness Zone

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations<p>From the second we open our eyes in the morning, we have an opportunity to set the tone of our entire day mindfully, but most of us wake …

The Sneaky Sugar In Your Energy Bars

<b>Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed foods that scream loudest in our food environment.</b><p>You've hit the 3 p.m. slump, you're searching for a snack and you know that the candy bar you <i>really</i> …

7 Surprising Secrets to Skyrocket Your Productivity

<i>Photo credit: Clipart.com</i><p>The best intentions and most focused to-do list can be derailed by the slightest distraction. Productivity killers are everywhere.<p>Like a dog who hears "squirrel" or a kid who sees dessert sitting on the counter before dinner, it's easy to find ourselves off track even when …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>This month's top 10 is dominated by duos. There are two songs by M83 and Imagine Dragons that have been out awhile but are just now getting their due from gym-goers. There are a couple tracks by Capital Cities and Bruno Mars that cracked the top 10 already and are re-entering in …

8 Simple Ways to Stay Committed to Your Fitness Routine

Sticking with a fitness routine is not always easy. We can be our own worst enemies. After all, we are toughest on ourselves. The truth is, missing a workout or sneaking a bite of cake becomes a way bigger deal in our own minds than it is in reality. Sometimes the only thing you need to keep you …

Education and Credible Science Are Keys to Fighting Obesity

Our nation has an obesity problem. This should not be news to anyone.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, the obesity rate among adults in the U.S. has increased nearly 50 percent from 1997 to 2012. One-third of American adults are now classified as obese (30 pounds or more over the …

10 Ways To Be More Productive

Productivity. It's one of those things that is more of a necessity in life than a skill. But how much do we actually try to enhance the way in which we accomplish things?<p>I can still remember being a kid and thinking, "Wow, life will be so much easier when I'm an adult!" Little did I know how much …

How to Have More Time and Energy For Relationships

I totally understand that after a long day at workyour neck and back can feel tense, your brain feels like mush and the last thing you want to do is force yourself to go out.<p>When you have this feeling day after day or week after week, it's easy to criticize yourself for not doing more to invest in …

We're psyched to announce that we'll be holding two Animal Flow Coach Workshops before the end of this year, open to any fitness professionals ready to take their flow the next level and become certified to teach/coach the program. We've got Miami in October and NYC in November; more to come in 2014. Spot are selling quickly, so register soon. Details here: www.globalbodyweighttraining.com/animal-flow-workshops/

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13 Great Benefits of Eating Avocado Seeds

October 24, 2012<p>Everyone knows about Avocados… but did you know that Avocado Seeds are full of great health benefits?<p>The Benefits of Avocado Seeds<p><b>By</b> …

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How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

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Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

<b>Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have …

I Lost Weight: Paul Couch Cut His Portions In Half And Lost 75 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Paul Couch<p><b>Age:</b> 59<p><b>Height:</b> 5'11"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 295 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> I gained the weight by eating pretty much anything I wanted and as much as I wanted to eat. I ate …

Health Blog Roundup: Creative Watermelon Recipes, Tips For A Full Body Workout And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>We love the refreshing taste of watermelon and all of the health benefits it boasts. But it's easy to get bored with that plain bowl …

Sticking to Your Diet on Your Last Summer Weekend Getaway

Summer's almost over -- but that doesn't mean you can't get away for one more weekend of fun in the sun and sand (or lake and mountains, as it may be). One of the things I see my clients struggle with the most is how to stick to a healthy diet when traveling. While it's definitely harder to resist …