Health is a Way of Life
We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
You're Not Alone: Understanding the Roots of Anxiety
When you're suffering from anxiety, "normal" is probably one of the last things you'd use to describe your experience. But this mental health disorder is more common than you might think, and the feelings associated with it come from a deep-seated, primal place within us.
How to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injuries as an Older Skier
Any skier will tell you there's nothing like a cool, clear winter day on the slopes: You make your way down the soft white powder, traversing mogul after mogul as the sun shines down through the trees. But as you gain experience with age, you also develop creaky joints, which can limit your ability to bounce back after one of these memorable runs. Luckily, if you're an older skier, there are some proven methods you can use to help you avoid injury and stay in shape for the slopes.
Endometriosis Symptoms: When Is Period Pain More Than It Seems?
Periods are no picnic. From aches and pains to mood swings and bloating, the experience is uncomfortable, to say the least. Some women have it worse than others, with pain and bleeding so far beyond the norm that it grinds their daily lives to a halt.
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An Active Winter: 6 Cold-Weather Ideas to Keep You Moving This Season
The warm weather and blue skies of summer are gone, replaced by winter's shorter days, frequent clouds, cold temps, and snowy conditions. But a little cold shouldn't stop you from being active. Exercise is essential for both physical and mental health -- particularly when sunshine gets hard to come by. You don't need to dive headfirst into risky winter sports that require huge upfront investments in gear and equipment, either. Let's look at some approachable cold-weather exercise options you can use to maintain an active winter.
Assessing the Benefits of CrossFit: Is It Right for You?
Almost all of us have one: that friend, family member, or coworker who just can't stop expounding on the benefits of CrossFit after taking up the workout routine. Founded by former gymnast coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit incorporates high-intensity, explosive movements to increase aerobic fitness and build muscle. CrossFitters can train at home or a CrossFit gym (often called a "box") and typically focus on the Workout of the Day -- or WOD, for short -- that's posted on the CrossFit website. The basic concept is to complete the WOD as many times as possible in a certain amount of time or to go through a specific routine as quickly as possible.