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.

Edward Grinnan

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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Small Ways to Stay Active and Motivated Every Day

Learn how to get past mental and physical roadblocks when exercising.

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How a Fond Memory of Her Son Sustained Her

Drug addiction took her son. But a chance encounter with another child reminded her to open her eyes to God’s many miracles.

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Rick Hamlin

Lessons from a Life-Saving Surgery

Through the turmoil of a week-long hospital stay, thoughts on suffering, trust and comfort.

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Fitness Influencer Joan MacDonald Shares Small Ways to Stay Active

The fitness guru gives her tips for seniors to stay motivated and stay moving. 

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5 Health Benefits of Hiking

You don’t have to be a backcountry pro to benefit from time in the great outdoors.

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Body & Soul Fitness: Connects Faith and Exercise

The organization provides live—virtual and in-person—classes, as well as on-demand videos for participants of all levels.

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4 Ways to Eat Healthy Food for Less Money

Eating fresh, nutrient-rich food doesn’t need to mean spending more at the grocery store.

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How to Get Through a Medical Crisis

When it comes to healing, key pieces of advice from someone fresh out of the hospital.

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6 Safe and Effective Exercises for Seniors

Incorporating these moves into your daily routine can improve your overall health and prevent slips and falls.

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3 Key Steps for Long-Term Fitness Success

Fitness influencer Joan MacDonald shares the lessons she’s learned along her fitness journey that can help you succeed in yours.

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How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addiction—until she received divine assurance.

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Post Pandemic: How to Take Risks in a Positive Way

Positive risks are those that do not endanger our safety but urge us to step outside of our comfort zones.

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Bike shop owner George Turner Jr.

George Turner's Tips for Family Cycling

The owner of Panuel Bikes in Inglewood, California, shares tips for how families can enjoy cycling together and discusses the health benefits cycling bring to kids.

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4 ‘Pillars of Happiness’ for Older Adults

New research points to these factors that predict joy and peace in an older adult’s daily life.

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Edward Grinnan on Alzheimer's vaccine

Would You Take a Vaccine That Prevents Alzheimer’s?

As medical treatment evolves, here are some questions to answer.

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