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How to Maintain Your Yoga Practice (For Free) While You Travel

<i>By Christina Garofalo for ShermansTravel</i><p>Every September, hotels ramp up their wellness offerings to honor National Yoga Month. While a discounted yoga package with your stay is nice, the beauty of yoga is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. As celebrity yoga instructor Rodney Yee once said: "The …

Yoga

5 Ways Mindfulness Will Turbocharge Your Career

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how mindfulness reduces stress, improves focus, boosts productivity, and makes you a better person in the process.<p>Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. …

8 everyday activities that boost your health

When it comes to your health, you already know how important it is to eat well and stay active. But other hobbies and lifestyle changes—that have nothing to do with diet or exercise—can also offer a big payoff for your wellbeing. Try incorporating a few of these activities into your routine to …

Why You Need to Do More Pause Squats

They’re how you build a Hulk-like lower body, according to this Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist<p>There is no man that will say he enjoys the bottom of a barbell squat.<p>It’s the portion of the exercise where you probably feel the most uncomfortable. And if you fail or dump the weight, it …

This Interactive Tool Shows You What Sugar Is Doing To Your Body

It’s no secret that overdoing sugar isn’t good for your teeth or your waistline. But a diet consistently high in sugar can be bad news for many parts …

10 Hacks to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Here is how you can find time.<p>There's no way around it: exercise is what really helps you lose weight, stay active, stay in a more positive frame of mind, and keep mentally alert. Exercise is also an excellent coping mechanism …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

30 Healthy Dinners That Take 30 Minutes or Less to Make

After a long and draining day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen making a meal. You're hungry, and you want your food now! Before you reach for the takeout menu (and possibly undo some hard work from diet and exercise), try one of these 30 recipes. Each takes 30 minutes or …

These Are the 10 Fittest Cities in America

Hint for #1: people wear bikinis 365 days a year.<p>We've heard the scary stats about the state of health in the U.S.–just last week a study reported only 2.7 percent of Americans fulfilled criteria for a "healthy lifestyle" (that is, having 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, a diet …

5 Secrets of Public Speaking From the Best TED Presenters

How can you borrow a bit of the magic that garners some TED Talks millions upon millions of views? The author of a book on the subject shares some secrets.<p>Ask just about anyone these days for great examples of public speaking and you'll hear a variation on a single thing--"Did you see that TED talk …

Public Speaking

The Apps That Help This Yoga Instructor Run Her Business from Half a World Away

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Katherine Austin doesn’t want her Yoga studio, Karma Yoga in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, to be just a place where people head to practice yoga, and then return to their daily lives. Instead she wants to help her students live yoga off …

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How Social Is Redefining Fitness: The Rise of the Fitness Tribes

Talk to anyone about their eating, exercise or weight loss goals, and it quickly becomes clear that most of us see being healthy as an individual effort:<p>"I've let myself go."<p>"I need more discipline."<p>"I'm starting a diet on Monday."<p>But we humans are very social beings. Most of us eat meals with …

5 Tips for a Happy Entrepreneurial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Life is a journey, not a destination.”<br>-Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>Being an entrepreneur is a demanding profession. Having experienced the entrepreneurial world for my entire professional career, I’ve learned that achieving a work-life balance is …

Motivation

Body Image Booster: Walking Meditation

Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and …

Which Type of Yoga Is Best for You?

Confused by all the options—from hatha to hot yoga to power yoga? We'll help you find the best fit.

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Take a Presence Power Break (The New Coffee Break)

<i>We all need a break every now and then. Instead of your coffee break, why not try a Presence Power Break during your busy day? Eckhart Tolle shows us how to take a Presence Power break.</i><p>As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy …

Mindfulness

Take 3 Breaths. Seriously. Do it Now.

In my research on personal practice, I interact with extraordinary people who are intensely committed to their practices.<p>Many of these practices are …

Meditation Isn't Just For Hippies: Here Is How it Can Help Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As many successful entrepreneurs know, personal development is the basis to creating the business and lifestyle you want. If you are not removing your limiting beliefs and developing yourself, you are limiting your own growth. What is the …

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

You Can't Have A Mindful Life Unless You Have These 3 Things

Mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of well-deserved attention in 2014. TIME magazine’s February cover story is about mindfulness, the search for …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …

8 Powerful Benefits To A Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness Practice: 8 Powerful Benefits<p>This morning I experienced a series of small mishaps that got my day started on the wrong note.<p>I woke up …

Why Mindfulness Is The Antidote To Multitasking

Research shows that people who multitask all the time can’t sustain their attention, even when they shut off all their devices. Training yourself in mindfulness might be the answer.<p>“People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy,” Stanford researcher Clifford Nass told NPR, noting …

Mindfulness

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.<p>Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:<p><b>"Here's what I'm</b> …

Starting Is Always Scary. Swallow Hard And Start Anyway. It's The Only Way You'll Succeed

It is always one of the first things people ask about in the question and answer session after my speech.<p>Someone is sure to raise their hand and say: “What do you think is the most difficult thing about starting something new.”<p>People always expect me to say “getting buy in” or “obtaining financing” …