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Helping Others Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

If you’ve been working hard to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle, you probably know how difficult that can be, and how important it is to have the support and help of others who are doing the same thing. You’ve probably been inspired by someone else’s success, gotten some ...

Think Yourself Fit!

I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue setting in, it seems as though ...

Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

I got into a fight this morning. It was not a “discussion." It was not a “disagreement.” It was a full blown fight. No, it wasn’t with my wife or kids or even the other drivers on the highway. The fight started before work and even before anyone else in ...

Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

Most people are naturally motivated—even excited—when they begin a new exercise routine or adopt a healthier diet. You’ve got your goals set, a plan to reach them, and nothing can get in your way! But as time goes by, the novelty wears off and your optimistic attitude can give way ...

Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

Treating Depression Without AntidepressantsWebMD Health News By Matt McMillen Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD Depressed People Smoke More, Quit LessInternet Overuse May Cause DepressionInternet Addiction Linked to DepressionAnti-inflammatories May Help Ease DepressionFeb. 27, 2015 -- There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel approaches ...

Whoa, We Can Have Way More Caffeine Than We Thought

For many of us, caffeine is the not-so-secret weapon that makes us functional human beings before noon. It gives us the perfect energy kick to get us out the door and somehow coherent at early morning meetings. But too much caffeine can lead to scary jitters and keep us counting ...

16 Healthier Ways to Satisfy Any Chip Craving

Once you pop you can’t stop. And since it’s usually game over once that bag opens, we’ve rounded up a list of crunchy, customizable chip-like substitutes. They’re healthier, and most importantly, still tasty. Most can be made gluten-free, and with a whole lot less salt than store-bought ’tater versions. All ...

Medical illustration of Clostridium difficile. Courtesy of the CDC.

CDC: 29,000 die annually from microbial super bug C. difficile

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped a bombshell Wednesday, releasing a study that said 29,000 deaths were associated with the gut-dwelling super bug Clostridium difficile. The new study concluded that one out of every nine patients aged 65 or older who contracted the bacterium at a medical facility ...

HHS Secretary Burwell Is Grilled About Health Law Contingency Plans

Mary Agnes Carey speaks with Melissa Attias of CQ- Roll Call about Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s visit to Capitol Hill, where she faced a torrent of questions about the pending Supreme Court case concerning health law subsidies and the impact the ruling might have on the millions ...

The Best Drink for Sloppy Drunks (and 5 More Links You Can’t Miss)

There’s too much Internet—with wonders like Beyoncé showing us her go-to workout—and too little time. That's why we curate a list of the best of the best (a.k.a. "the Greatist") things we've come across on the Web this week. In other words, it's the stuff we'd email/gchat/tweet/text you immediately if ...

Sign-Up Season Is Over, But List Of Special Enrollment Events Is Expanding

When the annual sign-up period for individual Obamacare coverage ended earlier this month, it meant that in general, people are locked into their plans for the year. There are exceptions, however, for those who experience life changes such as marriage, the birth of a child or the loss of their ...

Simple Chicken Coconut Curry

Full of color and flavor, this meal is totally masterable thanks to common ingredients and quick cooking. The coconut milk makes it satisfying and creamy, and since it's not overloaded with spices, it won't overwhelm your palate. Plus it's a great way to use up leftover chicken and quinoa. Heat ...

Sign-Up Season Is Over, But Special Enrollment Events Are About To Grow

When the annual sign-up period for individual Obamacare coverage ended earlier this month, it meant that in general, people are locked into their plans for the year. There are exceptions, however, for those who experience life changes such as marriage, the birth of a child or the loss of their ...

5 Things To Know About The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court. On March 4, the justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don’t get it through an employer or the government. ...

Internists Get A Break From Controversial Efforts To Bolster Performance

When choosing a doctor, patients have long relied on the idea of board certification. It’s a stamp of approval meant to assure them their provider knows current medical practices. But a rebellion among doctors over recertification requirements has put that stamp in flux, potentially complicating what patients can expect to ...

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, February 27th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as ...

Helping Others Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

If you’ve been working hard to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle, you probably know how difficult that can be, and how important it is to have the support and help of others who are doing the same thing. You’ve probably been inspired by someone else’s success, gotten some ...

Think Yourself Fit!

I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue setting in, it seems as though ...

Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

I got into a fight this morning. It was not a “discussion." It was not a “disagreement.” It was a full blown fight. No, it wasn’t with my wife or kids or even the other drivers on the highway. The fight started before work and even before anyone else in ...

Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

Most people are naturally motivated—even excited—when they begin a new exercise routine or adopt a healthier diet. You’ve got your goals set, a plan to reach them, and nothing can get in your way! But as time goes by, the novelty wears off and your optimistic attitude can give way ...

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