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.

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.

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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Joan MacDonald Fitness Influencer

This 75-Year-Old Fitness Influencer Has the Secret to Aging Well

Joan MacDonald’s holistic approach to aging well is one we all can follow. 

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Heavy metal barbell on the floor

Inspiring 78-Year-Old Grandmother Sets Lifting World Record

The powerlifting champion hopes to encourage others to get active, no matter their age. 

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Edward Grinnan

Shopping with a List—For the First Time

Maybe it was time to accept that everyone forgets stuff as they age.

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Actor William Gargan

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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Edward Grinnan on shopping for supplements

Shopping for Hope in the Vitamin Store

Supplements may help, but God’s love is a sure thing.

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A woman in a mindful meditative position

Mindful Living for Healthy Aging

The effects of mindfulness combined with meditation can improve your health at any age.

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An illustration of an angel hovering over a watermelon; Illustration by Sarah Wilkins

A Lone Watermelon Reminded Her to Let Go and Let God

After attending Al-Anon meetings, she realized that she was enabling her son’s narcotics addiction.

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Happy aging

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.

Edward Grinnan on finding a career

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Protecting your back in the garden

How to Protect Your Back from Injury in the Garden

Tending to your patio pots or garden beds shouldn’t hurt. Grow healthy habits with these tips.

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Holding on to healthy habits

Post Pandemic: 4 Ways to Make Your New Healthy Habits Stick

Take those positive routines you forged over the past year and keep them going as you move forward.

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Edward and Gracie in the woods

Why Our Memories Are So Important to Us

An overwhelming response from Guideposts readers about how we remember, how we forget and the enduring presence of God.

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