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12 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

2 days ago by John Fike
12 Ways to Practice Mindfulness
Most people perform their daily tasks in a robotic state, doing what they need to do without giving it much thought. Memories of the past and worries about the future take up much of their time, with little attention paid to what they're doing in the moment. When you don't live fully in the present, you miss out on opportunities and possibl

Good Vs. Evil, Compassion Vs Greed – How Behavior Affects Quality of Life

14 days ago by John Fike
Good Vs. Evil, Compassion Vs Greed – How Behavior Affects Quality of Life
Belligerent, greedy or selfish types may get a lot of attention, but they may not get it for long. Research indicates that good, kind, morally upright people lead longer, healthier lives than their vindictive or evil opposites. This doesn't mean you have to be a “goodie-two shoes” to live a fruitful, happy life. We all have

The Health Benefits of Kindness

28 days ago by John Fike
The Health Benefits of Kindness
People seem to be getting ruder everywhere you go these days, from the supermarket and health club to the doctor's office. Tempers can flare even more online, as anyone who has frequented Facebook over the last few years can attest. Is there any cure for this rash of anger and self-absorption? And how can you handle rude people without imitatin

What’s the Difference Between Depression and the Blues?

8/15/2017 by John Fike
What’s the Difference Between Depression and the Blues?
According to the National Institute of Health, 6.7 per cent of American adults, or 16 million people in the U.S., suffer from major depression. Major, or clinical depression, is treated with counseling, lifestyle changes, and/or antidepressant drugs. Sadness and clinical depression are different. We all get the blues from time to time. If you'r

Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier than Eating Meat?

8/8/2017 by John Fike
Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier than Eating Meat?
We're lead to believe that eating meat is bad for you, and being a vegetarian or vegan provides innumerable health benefits and helps you live longer. But how true are all the articles about the virtues of a meat-free diet? The History of Vegetarianism Vegetarianism began in ancient India and ancient Greece. (The Greek mathematician Pythagoras

Now or Pay Later: Bad Lifestyle Habits Can Kill You

7/18/2017 by John Fike
Now or Pay Later: Bad Lifestyle Habits Can Kill You
It's so easy to let time to slip away from you. After all, how long have you wanted to clean out the closet, take up tennis, or visit your cousin in Milwaukee? Years, maybe even decades? Procrastination can do more than build up cobwebs in your closet. If you put off exercising, eating whole, fresh foods and getting restful sleep, you're se

Foods and Herbs to Improve the Female Libido

7/11/2017 by John Fike
Foods and Herbs to Improve the Female Libido
In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi , a prescription pill for improving female libido. Sales for the drug have been poor, and the side effects; low blood pressure, fainting, interaction with alcohol, and dizziness make it risky for many patients.

Get in Shape Faster with Interval Training

6/20/2017 by John Fike
Get in Shape Faster with Interval Training
Interval training, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the solution if you don’t have the time or patience for long workouts at the gym. An abbreviated version of your usual workout, it involves a few minutes of high-intensity exercise followed by a few minutes of low-intensity exercise or rest.    

Is Grit the Key to a Better Life?

6/13/2017 by John Fike
Is Grit the Key to a Better Life?
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Sprouting for Better Nutrition and Health

5/16/2017 by John Fike
Sprouting for Better Nutrition and Health
You've heard of Alfalfa sprouts and Brussels Sprouts, but there are dozens of other sprouts you can eat for better health. Edible sprouts offer more nutrition than fully-grown plants, and have gained popularity as an ingredient in salads, sandwiches and main dishes since the 1970s. When a germinated seed starts to grow, a vegetable turns into a

Pay Now or Pay Later: Healthy Habits for a Better Life

5/2/2017 by John Fike
Pay Now or Pay Later: Healthy Habits for a Better Life
Living in the present, not the future or the past, is one of the key elements of making the most of your time. When it comes to your health, though, you may have to make certain sacrifices right now to ensure you remain fit and vibrant well into old age. These sacrifices will help you look and feel better today as well as in the future. A 2009 stud

10 Ways to Eat Smaller Portions for Health and Weight Loss

4/4/2017 by John Fike
10 Ways to Eat Smaller Portions for Health and Weight Loss
Eating big meals full of meat with gravy, lots of pasta and second helpings of dessert can pack on the pounds and affect your overall health. When you save all your calories for one or two big meals a day, you're more likely to overeat since it's been several hours since your last meal. Going up to five hours between meals usually won't

10 Health Benefits of Seaweed

2/21/2017 by John Fike
10 Health Benefits of Seaweed
Most Americans only consume seaweed when they visit a Japanese restaurant. You've probably had seaweed in salad, miso soup or in the wrapping around a sushi roll. But seaweed is more than a decoration on your sushi plate. According to a study published on Biomed Central, all varieties of seaweed offer nutrients and distinct flavoring for many

8 Ingredients to Avoid in Processed Foods

2/7/2017 by John Fike
8 Ingredients to Avoid in Processed Foods
It's not always possible to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and home-cooked meals everyday. Let's face it, sometimes it's just easier to buy a frozen dinner or a bag of chips to save time. But what is really in those convenient foods, and how will they affect our health in the long-term?

10 Tips for Social Media and Digital Detox

1/23/2017 by John Fike
10 Tips for Social Media and Digital Detox
People often ignore the positive uses for the net and social media, and get caught up in political arguments, celebrity gossip and other time-wasters. To make the most of your online experience, concentrate on reacquainting with good friends, career networking and forming new online friendships with individuals who share your interests. The interne

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