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Exercise is Medicine

Can Exercise Replace Medication?<p>A new study suggests that working out is even more powerful than we thought<p>Thinkstock<p>Only about a third of U.S. doctors prescribe exercise in primary care—but new <i>British Medical Journal</i> research may encourage them to add physical activity to their arsenal. Exercise …

How Exercise Can Benefit People With Multiple Sclerosis

<i>By Katti Gray</i><p>Maintaining the ability to get around on their own is often a top priority for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and exercise may be the key to staying mobile.<p>Among moderately to severely disabled MS patients, exercise raised both their walking ability and spirits in a new, …

The Zone: Use Breath, Posture and Passion to Get Into the Flow State

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is famous for his theory on flow and as one of the pioneers of the scientific study of happiness. In his book <i>Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience</i> (1990), he concluded that happiness is not a fixed state but can be developed as we learn to achieve flow in …

8 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Change & Pursue the Life You Want, How to Embrace Change

Switching jobs, ending an unfulfilling relationship, moving to a new city, or even seriously committing to a healthier diet and exercise routine—all …

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Recipe: Mexican Avocado Salad

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Health Editors Eat In The Morning

When it comes to eating breakfast, most experts agree: You should do it.<p>Starting your morning with some fuel is a good idea. Studies show breakfast eaters are more energized throughout the day, more likely to have healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels and less likely to be obese compared to …

Fitness Friday: Two keys to weight loss

<b>By Ron Kaspriske</b><p>The sobering reality of weight loss is that you can exercise twice a day, seven days a week and you'll still only have marginal success shedding pounds unless you change your eating habits. Even more sobering is that not all foods and drinks are created equal, so simply eating less …