Mandy Laing

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How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help

5 Things You Should Be Able to Smile About in 5 Years

<i>“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”<br>―Mae West</i><p>Fifteen years ago, I was lucky enough to witness the humble, elegant, peaceful …

Motivation

How to Uncover Your Six-Pack Without Any Equipment

Want McConaughey abs? You don’t need a ton of muscle—you need low body fat. That’s what abs are all about. The good news is you don’t have to get too …

Workouts

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

The Plank Circuit That'll Sculpt the Body You've Always Dreamed Of

If you think standard planks are hard, just wait until you try celebrity trainer David Kirsch's circuit!<p>Oh, the plank. It can make you quiver (literally). It's also probably one of the most important exercises you have in your workout arsenal. Why? Because it strengthens your core, which is …

The Only Move You Need for Instant Stress Relief

Calmness and clarity from one simple yoga pose? Yes, please!<p>Welcome to one of my favorite yoga poses! Legs-up-the-Wall is an amazing cure-all posture. It relieves stress, combats insomnia, soothes tired legs, and brings all-over relief to an overworked body and mind. Use this posture anytime you …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

Outsourcing

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

50 Lessons That May Make Your Life Better (They Did Mine)

Most people don't get through a life without a few lessons, and for me, having others share theirs is one of the most incredible gifts I can receive. Even if I don't agree with their statements or actions, I often find out new things about myself and what I want out of life (and don't want) as a …

Feeding the Spiritual Soul. ~ Melanie Jacobs

I am sort of switching my hats for a few minutes today as I write this article.<p>Along with Energy Healing, I am a part-time pediatric Occupational …

15 Powerful Beliefs that Will Free You from Negativity

<i>There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is</i> …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

Productivity

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Size of My New Diet of Self-love

Are you tired of living your life either on or off of a diet? Here is the diet to end all diets. It is my new Diet of Self Love:<p>My diet will include the following required intake every morning:<p>A large cup of "Gratitude" for simply waking up to a new day of life;<p>A large serving of "Self-Love" as I …

3 Moves That Work Your Core AND Arms

Make multitasking your middle name with these two-for-one strength builders<p>Even if the polar vortex is still in full swing where you live, you'll be trading in puffy coats for tank tops before you know it. Luckily, you don't have to log tons of time at the gym to tone your core and your arms—just …

Why Manage What You Can Prevent?

When did leaders in workplace wellness become hoodwinked and duped into thinking managing something is better than preventing it? I guess they believe buying ambulances, paying for emergency room services, expensive tests, medications, and aftercare trumps a fence.<p>I'll explain with a story about a …

Move of the Day

<b>Move of the Day: Side Plank With Leg Lift</b><p>Incorporate this move into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can perform each exercise back to back (forming a routine) or individually. By implementing these moves into your …

Tone Your Booty Like Olympic Hockey Player Julie Chu in One Move

<i>By Thailan Pham,</i> SELF<p>Want to get a better booty? Take a cue from United States women's ice hockey team forward Julie Chu, who will compete on the U.S. squad for her fourth time in Sochi.<p>"[My team members] talk about having a 'hockey butt,'" laughs Chu. Seems natural -- hockey players are down in a …

Keep Going -- We Believe in You

In fall 2003, I bought my husband Brett a card with the following passage from Oliver Wendell Holmes on the cover: "I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."<p>There was no particular occasion for the card -- no birthday or …

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

Humans and Dogs Process Emotions Similarly

Humans and dogs both have similar areas of their brains dedicated to processing voice and emotions, a new study finds.<p>Researchers scanned 11 dogs’ …

Weekend Challenge: Primal Pushup

Get your heart pumping without any workout gear!<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

10 Powerful Affirmations That Can Change Your Life | Wake Up World

By Josh Richardson<p>Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts and emotions. …

Do Be Do Be Do

About a year and a half ago I attended my first official meditation retreat. It was with Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center. Prior to this, I was what would be described as a "crisis meditator" tapping into the practice at the most expected of times (i.e., New Year's resolution) or the most …

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

Exercise