15 things that will change your life Take this challenge: Read this list of 15 life lessons and pick 10 that you think may be true. Each day spend 10 minutes diving into a concept I shared here. Don't let the message get lost in the chaos of life. Invest in some time each day to think about these things. Some of them may be great for you and others may not. The process of finding out is key. It will change your life. Take a look at these truths about attitude, people, life, business, relationships, religion, money, parenting, politics, and growth, and see if any of them will work for you!
1. Happiness really is a choice.
When you look for happiness outside of yourself, you will never be happy. The fear of missing out can cause you strive for 'something else' constantly, forgetting to appreciate the happiness you already have. Long term happiness is less about what happens to you and around you…and more about who you are. "After a year, lottery winners and paraplegics are equally happy with their lives." -Dan Gilbert,
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
15 things that will change your life Take this challenge: Read this list of 15 life lessons and pick 10 that you think may be true. Each day spend 10 minutes diving into a concept I shared here. Don't let the message get lost in the chaos of life. Invest in some time each day to think about these things. Some of them may be great for you and others may not. The process of finding out is key. It will change your life. Take a look at these truths about attitude, people, life, business, relationships, religion, money, parenting, politics, and growth, and see if any of them will work for you!Read More »from Game Changers: 15 Truths that Will Alter Your Life
- DuJour | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
Why women over 30 are dropping the gym and taking up the sport
SurfingMost busy women grab personal time whenever and however they can, a pedicure here or 30 minutes at the gym there. But recently, some have started to leave their earthly concerns-like, say, their kids and jobs-behind by doing something more adventurous: grabbing their boards, heading to the beach and paddling toward the horizon.
In search of a release and a sense of liberation from their ordinary routines, more women over 30 are taking up surfing. And the fact that the gear is incredibly cool doesn't hurt. "I have a racerback wetsuit, and I see these young girls on their boards and I look hotter than them," says Lauran Walk, 42, who lives in Tribeca with her husband, Charlie, a music executive, and their four children, ages 6 to 13. She took her first lesson five years ago. "The minute that I got up on a board, I fell in love," she says. "It made me feel young and free and like nothing else mattered."
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Sure, we could have just taken a selfie holding this month's gi-normous Vogue (and the biggest issue of the year) like everyone else on Instagram, but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun as really lifting the whopping 902-pager. So, we decided to recruit celebrity fitness trainer Adam Rosante, creator of The People's Bootcamp to show us some moves that put the phonebook-esque monthly to good use between reads.
Watch as assistant beauty editor Tara takes you through Rosante's mega-mag workout - it's seriously one of the most strenuous sweat sessions we've ever had. The end result: We are mentally and physically prepared to conquer Fashion Week. Bring. It. On.
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- GQ Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:18 PM EDT
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What's worse than a rushed morning shave as a result of over-snoozing? Bloodshed, via razor. If Dad taught you to plug up shave nicks with bits of toilet paper, know there are better, faster home remedies for treating wounds and getting out the door. Here are five:
Most antiperspirants contain aluminum chloride that can, in addition to shrinking sweat glands, constrict blood vessels and clot a nick.
2. Lip Balm
Smearing on a little ChapStick or Vaseline works like a seal-plus it'll keep bigger cuts from forming unsightly scabs.
3. Ice Cubes
The cold shrinks blood vessels, enabling a clot to form fast.
The alcohol in solutions like Listerine acts as an astringent, which halts blood flow by causing tissues to contract.
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Red eye relievers like Visine work similarly on cuts: they slow down bleeding by constricting blood vessels.
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Wondering if you should seek midwife care for your pregnancy?Before having my own children, my idea of pregnancy and childbirth was based mostly on movies and tidbits shared by others. Obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN), epidurals, pain medications, cesarean sections, and hospitals were the norm in my mind. I didn't know a lot about my birth options. I figured it was a given to get a doctor and give birth in a hospital.Read More »from Do Midwives Lead to Better Birth Outcomes?
Like many first-time moms before me, I began to devour pregnancy, birth and parenting books. I still didn't know I could see someone other than an OB, but I knew I wanted as few interventions as possible. To have a successful and positive birth experience, I think making informed choices is important and support the increased awareness about birth rights and choices. It was interesting to learn that midwives are often the primary care providers for pregnant women in other countries, such as in the UK.
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
do you need rehab for internet addiction?It's a pretty easy trap to fall into as a new mom. If you're at home with a new baby all day long, tied to a small being who doesn't speak and hardly seems interested in what you have to say, you can sometimes be desperate for interaction with your peers. And, thankfully, you have that kind of interaction at your fingertips. It's on Facebook, Twitter, your e-mail, favorite blogs, whatever. Just a couple of clicks with a mouse, maybe some one-handed typing (because of course you are nursing or holding a sleeping baby while you are doing this), and you are in contact with all your best friends (and not so best friends, and people you don't really know but think might be fun to hangout with, and people you don't know at all but enjoy laughing at).Read More »from Information Overload: Do You Need Rehab for Your Internet Addiction?
Before too long this kind of behavior becomes reflexive. You sit down to feed your baby and you grab your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer and zone out while surfing the web, scrolling through pictures, "liking" everything.
And then it
- Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
If he runs for just one more minute...The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate to higher-intensity physical activity each week, and it should be in bursts of at least 10 minutes each for substantial health benefits.Read More »from Every Single Minute of Physical Activity Helps, Says Optimistic New Study
Which has led many to wonder about the inefficacy of brief activities. Why take two minutes going up the stairs if more than 10 minutes is required to make it worthwhile for health?
But now a new study suggests something else: go ahead, take the stairs! Every minute counts toward reaching the 150-minute goal, whether it's part of a 10-minute bout or not.
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The purpose of the study conducted at the University of Utah was to see if moderate to vigorous physical activity in less than 10-minute episodes related to weight outcomes.
The study, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, found that each minute spent engaging in some kind of moderate to vigorous physical activity -- be it
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Weather the Storm
When Mississippi native Nicole Marquez, a 25-year-old aspiring dancer and actress in New York City, returned home from an audition in 2008 to find herself locked out of her apartment, she went to the rooftop to improvise a way in through a window. That's the last thing she remembers. The next day, the building's super found Nicole unconscious in the alleyway six stories below with a broken neck, back, pelvis, and ribs and a collapsed lung. She coded three times in the ER, and the doctors didn't know whether she would live, let alone walk again. Yet she persisted through seven months of intensive therapy in the hospital, and today, Nicole, who has a metal rod running along her spine, is not only
Summer may be ending, but it's not all downhill after Labor Day: September is National Yoga Month, and to celebrate, businesses across the U.S. are offering free (repeat, free) classes and events.Read More »from 5 Ways to Take Free Yoga Classes This Month
If you need a refresher course on the benefits of yoga, it helps relieves stress and, depending on the type you do, can also get your heart pumping. Bonus: A recent study found that yoga can boost your sex drive.
Here, your guide to the gratis offerings in your area. Get ready to say om all month long!
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1. The Yoga Health Foundation is offering a free week of yoga at more than 1,600 locations nationwide, beginning September 1 (and the offer is good through October 30). Check with your local studio to see if this deal is available. Note: Only new students are allowed to participate.
2. Lululemon stores across the country provide complimentary classes once a week (they actually do this year-round).
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The Body Part You Abuse Even More When You Stand
The hot spot: Upper back
The problem: We're all trying to decrease the amount of time we spend in our seats. But few desks are optimally configured for standing while working with the top of the screen at or below eye level, leaving many standers hunched over. "For every inch your head inclines forward, you add 10 pounds of weight for your body to carry," says Jill Miller, ERYT, a fitness therapy expert and creator of the Yoga Tune Up program. "Your spine becomes like a fishing rod with a giant tuna hooked at the end of the line--but that tuna is your head," Miller says.
The potential pain: Tightness and aches that start at the back of the neck and run down to the middle of the back or up into the head (turning into a tension headache).
The pre-hab: Miller says that this Thoracic Rolling Pin exercise is one of the most requested moves from students in the Rx Series at Equinox gyms, a recovery and performance-boosting
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