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Michael Mosley: 'Forget walking 10,000 steps a day'

<b>These days it is hard to walk the streets without running into someone who is anxiously looking at their wrist to see if they are on target to reach the magic 10,000 steps.</b><p>Is it really a goal worth striving for, or might there be something better?<p>And where did that figure come from?<p>You might be …

Hate Running? Then You're Going To Love This Compelling Case For Trading Jogging For Walking

James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time—decades, in fact—when he would routinely spend 2 to 3 hours a day running and working out vigorously. "I rarely took a day …

Weight Loss

Walk Briskly for Your Health. About 100 Steps a Minute.

Most of us know that we should walk briskly for the sake of our health. But how fast is brisk?<p>A helpful new study of walking speed and health concludes that the answer seems to be about 100 steps per minute, a number that is probably lower than many of us might expect.<p>Current exercise guidelines …

Walking

The Problem That Comes After Your Drinking Problem

I finally stopped using the addictive, carcinogenic drug ethanol, known by its street name alcohol, three months ago.<p>I’m not counting the days …

Five Fifty: Genius after the fact

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The Health Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation: The Science Behind The Practice

You know you should meditate. You’ve probably had plenty of friends tell you so and seen plenty of headlines about the benefits of meditation. It …

Mindfulness

I came up with the low carb diet Tom Watson used to lose seven stone. This is how it works

Last weekend I delivered the keynote lecture to a packed audience of 250 GPs and other healthcare professionals at the UK’s first accredited …

Diabetes

Self-Care in Relationships: Creating ?Me? Time Within a ?We?

Making time for yourself is as important in the context of your relationship as it was while you were single. Here's why "me" time matters in a "we" …

Live Music

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Fight Club

Your ACT Auntie

Why We’re Afraid Of Being Alone

Located at 2709 East 25th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a grey, one-story building. Nested among trees, with concrete walls covered in poison …

How Much Alcohol Is Safe to Drink? None, Say These Researchers

Just one alcoholic drink a day slightly increases an individual’s risk for health problems, according to a large new study.<p>No level of alcohol consumption conferred any health benefits, the authors also concluded — a finding that runs contrary to much previous research and public health guidelines …

Biomedicine

Give Yourself a Break: The Power of Self-Compassion

When people experience a setback at work—whether it’s a bad sales quarter, being overlooked for a promotion, or an interpersonal conflict with a colleague—it’s common to respond in one of two ways. Either we become defensive and blame others, or we berate ourselves. Unfortunately, neither response …

Psychology

How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way

When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falko Sniehotta, a professor of behavioural medicine and health psychology at Newcastle University. The official UK guidelines say adults should do …

Work Stress

Sleep Better, Lead Better

Wayne Mills<p>How much sleep do you get each night? Most of us know that eight hours is the recommended amount, but with work, family, and social commitments often consuming more than 16 hours of the day, it can seem impossible to make the math work. Perhaps you feel that you operate just fine on four …

Charisma

Blissing Out, Berkeley Style

Last autumn, I enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley’s massive open online Science of Happiness course to see if I might goose my felicity quotient through an understanding of the edicts dispensed almost daily by the USA’s happiness industrial complex. The course is free. It’s …

Happiness

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

The economist J.K. Galbraith once wrote, “Faced with a choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets …

You must have a good reason to….

Last week I was wandering around Kmart trying to find an adapter plug. In my search I found myself walking through the Lego aisle. I was taken aback …

Returning to Work with a Forced Smile? Six Ideas To Start Getting Unstuck This Week

In the summer of 1998 I returned from a 2 week holiday in Cuba. It had been amazing, but somehow that just made returning worse. It wasn’t the …

Commuting

The Secret Recipe for Growing Your Grit

Psychologist Caren Baruch-Feldman offers 10 crucial strategies to help you stick to it, whatever “it” happens to be.<p>Being gritty, having self-control …

Self-Care For Busy People - The Blurt Foundation

When we’re busy, self-care can be one of the first things to drop off the end of the ‘to-do’ list. It’s very easy to think it’s not important and …

Time Management

4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat.<p>The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the difference …

If You’re Looking for a Big Change, Start Small

Track your habits, change your life.<p><i>by</i><p>Track your habits, change your life.<p>“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of …

Increase Your Happiness By Learning to Settle for "Good Enough"

There are two types of people in this world, according to psychologist Barry Schwartz: "satisficers," who settle for "good enough" and "maximizers," …

Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir’s Note: This post part of a series on cognitive bias co-authored by Nir Eyal and illustrated by Lakshmi Mani. Discover other reasons you make …

How to Make a Big Decision

In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related to scientific questions about the origins of species. It was a different kind of decision — existential as well, but of a more personal …

What Is Your Intent? Reminding Yourself Why You Do What You Do.

Once you're clear about your deepest desires, you can start thinking about the ways that you can achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows that the most successful and resilient people are driven by a sense of purpose. However, for many of us, everyday …

Am I Literally Killing Myself with Stress?

<b>Chronic emotional distress can magnify the effects of all the physiological stressors listed in my last article entitled: Is It My Fault That I’m</b> …

Mental Disorders

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

How to Instantly Reframe Your Mindset And Radically Improve Your Life

If you’ve ever failed at reaching any goal in life, the problem could all be in your mind. That’s how important your mindset is.<p>If you want to real …

Self-improvement