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Pain doesn’t have to stand in the way of change. Here are five strategies for a healthier back, including exercise, meditation and stress relief.

Have a Happier, Healthier Back by Friday

Pain doesn’t have to stand in the way of change. Here are five strategies for a healthier back, including exercise, meditation and stress relief.

by Sarah Mahoney

The benefits of yoga keep piling up, from flexibility to stress relief, and guys are tuning in

Why More and More Men Are Grabbing a Yoga Mat

The benefits of yoga keep piling up, from flexibility to stress relief, and guys are tuning in

by Candy Sagon , AARP

Yes, even faking a power pose can give you decision-making super powers.

Afraid To Make a Choice? Time To Don Your Superhero Cape

Yes, even faking a power pose can give you decision-making super powers.

by Janice Holly Booth

A provocative new take on the connection between our bodies and our minds suggests a new paradigm for getting healthier.

Using Your Mind To Heal Your Body-Even Lower Your Back Pain

A provocative new take on the connection between our bodies and our minds suggests a new paradigm for getting healthier.

by Sarah Mahoney

What scientists are just beginning to understand about the way we form—and break—habits, from simple actions to addiction.

Making or Breaking a Habit Can Actually Change Your Brain

What scientists are just beginning to understand about the way we form—and break—habits, from simple actions to addiction.

by Sarah Mahoney

Turns out, focusing on what you love makes all the difference in motivating yourself to achieve your goals.

A Simple Strategy For Following Through Every Time

Turns out, focusing on what you love makes all the difference in motivating yourself to achieve your goals.

by Sarah Mahoney

Try these five easy ways to bring meditation techniques and their benefits into your daily routine.

These Meditation Hacks Will Calm You Without Complicating Your Day

Try these five easy ways to bring meditation techniques and their benefits into your daily routine.

by Janice Holly Booth

New research blows up everything you think you know about fitness and stretching.

For a Suppler Body and Fewer Injuries, Rethink How You Stretch

New research blows up everything you think you know about fitness and stretching.

by Sarah Mahoney

How to make your job your ally, not your enemy, and to stay calm at work.

5 Ways To Stay Professional When Your Life Is Falling Apart

How to make your job your ally, not your enemy, and to stay calm at work.

by Kara Baskin

Light therapy, long the gold standard for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder, is less effective long-term than talk therapy.

For Winter Blues, Talk Beats Light

Light therapy, long the gold standard for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder, is less effective long-term than talk therapy.

by Sarah Mahoney

Can’t find time to meditate? Consider all the things it can do for you and how little time your practice can take.

Why Meditation Is Good for You

Can’t find time to meditate? Consider all the things it can do for you and how little time your practice can take.

by Life Reimagined inspired by Bill Thomas, M.D.

The season of overabundance is about to arrive. Use these strategies to stay calm amid the chaos.

Yoga To Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays

The season of overabundance is about to arrive. Use these strategies to stay calm amid the chaos.

by Janice Holly Booth

Amid skin cancer increases, experts say it’s time to step up sun protection. You may be surprised at what really counts.

Rethinking Your Sun Protection Year Round

Amid skin cancer increases, experts say it’s time to step up sun protection. You may be surprised at what really counts.

by Sarah Mahoney

 There’s some good news on cognitive function as you age

Brain Health: What Helps, What Hurts

There’s some good news on cognitive function as you age

by Elizabeth Agnvall

No drama, no big commitment—and you still boost your health and lengthen your life.

Hide 30 Minutes of Walking in Your Busy Day

No drama, no big commitment—and you still boost your health and lengthen your life.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Research reveals that for veterans with PTSD, meditation can be powerful medicine.

The Extraordinary Healing Power of Mindfulness

Research reveals that for veterans with PTSD, meditation can be powerful medicine.

by Sarah Mahoney

Adding HIIT exercises (high intensity workouts) can make you fitter, faster and healthier, and help you enjoy your workout more.

The 60-Second Workout Makeover

Adding HIIT exercises (high intensity workouts) can make you fitter, faster and healthier, and help you enjoy your workout more.

by Sarah Mahoney

Putting your mindfulness where your mouth is can transform the way you communicate. Explore these techniques for mindful communication.

A Life-Changing Way To Listen

Putting your mindfulness where your mouth is can transform the way you communicate. Explore these techniques for mindful communication.

by Sarah Mahoney

 How percussionist Sheila E. eats well and exercises when she’s on the road

Staying Fit When Life Gets Busy

How percussionist Sheila E. eats well and exercises when she’s on the road

by Stacy Julien

 New research shows ever-more benefits for getting up and moving around.

Why Too Much Sitting Can Make You Anxious

New research shows ever-more benefits for getting up and moving around.

by Sarah Mahoney

  Chronic pain changes your brain. A little more “om” may fix it

Why You Should Try Yoga For Pain Relief

Chronic pain changes your brain. A little more “om” may fix it

by Sarah Mahoney

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Coach

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

by Janice Holly Booth

Strolling through a labyrinth can actually change your brain

Calm Your Mind in 20 Minutes Flat

Strolling through a labyrinth can actually change your brain

by Sarah Mahoney

  How often do you go to the doctor? How often should you?

Rewriting My Medical Manifesto

How often do you go to the doctor? How often should you?

by Sarah Mahoney

A new study underlines the importance of putting food out of sight to lose weight

Break Out of the See-Food, Eat-Food Rut

A new study underlines the importance of putting food out of sight to lose weight

by Sarah Mahoney

 Feeling and expressing gratitude can improve your health

How To Have a Grateful Heart

Feeling and expressing gratitude can improve your health

by Sarah Mahoney

New research finds that if you exercise harder, you’ll live longer

Time To Crank Up Your Workout

New research finds that if you exercise harder, you’ll live longer

by Sarah Mahoney

It is  a lesson in joy that I learned early from my mom - the benefits of laughter.

Laugh a Lot

It is a lesson in joy that I learned early from my mom - the benefits of laughter.

by Patsy Clairmont

Functional fitness mimics real-life movements to make your workout really count. From <em> Purple Clover </em>

The Best Exercise for You

Functional fitness mimics real-life movements to make your workout really count. From Purple Clover

by Debra Witt

An on-air panic attack led Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris to discover the secret to being 10% happier

The Midlife Meditator

An on-air panic attack led Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris to discover the secret to being 10% happier

by Sarah Mahoney

Want to drop some weight? Put your money where your mouth is. Learn how to make healthy habits stick.

The Surprising Way To Make Healthy Changes Stick

Want to drop some weight? Put your money where your mouth is. Learn how to make healthy habits stick.

by Sarah Mahoney

Changing the timing of night snacks may alter your metabolism

To Drop Pounds, Reset Your Eating Clock

Changing the timing of night snacks may alter your metabolism

by Sarah Mahoney

  Hint: it’s not about resisting temptation, as new research reveals

The Secret To Self-Control

Hint: it’s not about resisting temptation, as new research reveals

by Sarah Mahoney

Outsize expectations can stop you in your tracks, so think progress, not perfection

Why Perfectionism Is the Enemy of Change

Outsize expectations can stop you in your tracks, so think progress, not perfection

by Sarah Mahoney

The greatest goals ripple out into your life. Chances are, they are not about money.

Creating a fulfilling legacy

The greatest goals ripple out into your life. Chances are, they are not about money.

by Pamela Mitchell

No, the glow isn’t gone. All you need is the right to rekindle

5 Myths About Sex and Aging

No, the glow isn’t gone. All you need is the right to rekindle

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

When it comes to sex, men and women can be worlds apart. Get together—and get busy

New Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life

When it comes to sex, men and women can be worlds apart. Get together—and get busy

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Small Changes Lead to Big Events

Power of Habit

Small Changes Lead to Big Events

by Gwen Moran

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

Part 2: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

How letting go of past hurts can bring a better—and healthier—future

Learning to Forgive

How letting go of past hurts can bring a better—and healthier—future

by Janice Holly Booth

“Genetics play a significant role, but recent research finds environmental factors and emotions greatly influence risk-taking behavior.” Learn to be brave and courageous with these strategies.

Yes, You Can Teach Yourself To Be Brave

“Genetics play a significant role, but recent research finds environmental factors and emotions greatly influence risk-taking behavior.” Learn to be brave and courageous with these strategies.

by Teresa Dumain

The hottest sport for boomers is also one of the oldest: road biking. Discover the joy and excitement of seeing the world from behind a pair of dropped handlebars.

Breaking Away: Wheel Life Adventures

The hottest sport for boomers is also one of the oldest: road biking. Discover the joy and excitement of seeing the world from behind a pair of dropped handlebars.

by Kent Black

By the time she hit her mid-forties, Alison Taylor thought her weight was a done deal – until she discovered the power of small changes.

Losing 50 Pounds – For Good

By the time she hit her mid-forties, Alison Taylor thought her weight was a done deal – until she discovered the power of small changes.

by Karen Springen