Health and Wellness

Small steps can improve health and wellness. Exercising more and eating healthier can help us live longer and better lives. For those coping with illness, embracing healing with a positive attitude and a healthful mindset can make a real difference. Taking a day by day approach can help those recovering from addiction and those who face other health challenges.
Shot of a mature couple enjoying a bike ride in the park.

Healthy Habits Become More Important as You Age

New research suggests adapting a healthy lifestyle as you get older adds more years to your life.

In learning to deal with Parkinson's, Emmett Diggs returned to his first athletic love: Boxing.

How Boxing Helped Him Cope with Parkinson's Disease

A retired pastor who gave up boxing more than half a century earlier puts up his dukes once again with a new and unlikely foe in his sights: Parkinson’s.

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George Vorel (center) with some of his employees

This Owner of a Steel Company Succeeds by Giving Addicts a Second Chance

The founder and owner of an industrial steel processing company in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shares how his own daughter's struggles with addiction inspired him to change his hiring process to give recovering addicts a chance at a decent job with a working wage.

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A young woman running on a track with the guidance of her personal trainer.

10 Motivational Quotes for Weight Loss

Need to be motivated to lose weight? Here are ten of our favorite quotes to inspire and help you get a headstart on your journey.

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Mike Smith celebrates following his historic Triple Crown win

At 52, Mike Smith Becomes Racing's Oldest Triple Crown Winner

One of the most successful—and oldest—jockeys in history teams with a horse named Justify to earn thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown.

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Actress Glenn Close on the red carpet.

Do You Know Someone Living with Mental Illness?

In this 2010 Guideposts story, actress Glenn Close shares what it’s like having a loved one who has bi-polar disorder and explains why we need to destigmatize mental illness.

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Smelling flowers

Practice Gratitude by ‘Recognizing the Good’

The Hebrew word for "gratitude" is a reminder that the positive way is always within reach.

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Ty'Ann Brown shares a few spiritual remedies for those trying to manage their weight.

Spiritual Remedies: Bible-Based Tips for Weight Management

Ty'Ann Brown shares a few spiritual remedies for those trying to manage their weight.

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Learning to Be Happy at Any Age

Aging gracefully starts with finding peace, hope and resilience as the years march on.

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Woman Hiking Appalachian Trail to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Heather Starbuck hopes to honor her late fiancé by hiking the 2,200 mile long trail.

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A Doctor's Perspective on Opioid Addiction

A physician discusses the function of opioids, how the increase in their use came about and how physical dependence on, and addiction to, these painkillers can be overcome.

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Linda Maher

How She Overcame Opioid Addiction

Hospitalized after a serious car accident, she had to face withdrawal from the painkillers she was prescribed

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Christopher G. Smith, the man who conceived and wrote the Broadway musical Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace: The Police Officer Who Wrote the Inspiring Broadway Musical

The idea seemed impossible: A police officer writes a musical about the clergyman who wrote "Amazing Grace."

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10 Hawaiian Sayings for a Happier Life

Enjoy these Hawaiian sayings that capture the spirit of aloha and these beautiful photos from the island of Molokai.

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