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.

Dennis McNicholas

Dennis McNicholas on the Benefits of Taking Chances Later in Life

Dennis McNicholas, who in his fifties was inspired to change his play-it-safe approach to living, shares why it's important to continue to take risks later in life.

Author, corporate fitness and wellness coach and former truck driver Siphiwe Baleka

Siphiwe Baleka's Four-Minute Fit Tips

Author, corporate fitness and wellness coach and former truck driver Siphiwe Baleka shares some tips from his Four-Minute Fit exercise plan.

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Dr. Omalu is now chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California, as well as a clinical professor at UC Davis.

The Doctor Who Discovered the Dangers of Concussions in Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery shook the NFL, but he had dealt with struggles of his own, including depression.

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The positive side of sweat.

How Sweating Is Good for Body and Soul

Summer means sweat, whether from exercise or just being outside in the hazy-hot-humidity. Why not see the positive side of a good sweat?

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Steps and health.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Steps

Keeping track of how far your feet take you each day is good for both body and soul.

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A trio of older women smiling together.

5 Ways to Handle Change Smoothly

Change comes no matter what your age —here’s how to set up the right supports and expectations to navigate change with grace and peace.

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Millie kept up her workouts with her trainer, Sam, by her side.

She Thought Obesity Was Her Destiny—Her Trainer Disagreed

At 350 pounds she thought she'd never lose weight. Her trainer helped change her mind and her body.

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Millie and two friends smile after taking part in a triathlon

9 Ways to Make Exercise Fun

Need encouragement to move more? Follow these easy exercise tips.

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Finding peace and quiet in the tomato patch

Cultivating Silence in the Tomato Patch

Pruning these unwieldy vines reveals more than swelling fruit—it shows what can grow when given some space.

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Positive outlook

Optimism 101: Imagine a Positive Future

New research suggests imagining the future in a positive way is a key to cultivating an optimistic outlook.

Farmer's market

5 Ways to Have a Positive Experience at the Farmer’s Market

A weekly trip to the farmer’s market is an opportunity to connect to the people and products that make your community a positive place to live.

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A woman reflecting by the lake's edge.

It's Never Too Late Quotes

It's never too late to pursue your dreams. If you need some inspiration to follow your heart, no matter what your age, enjoy these inspiring quotes.

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This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

This Nonprofit Recycles Crayons for a Good Cause

Bryan Ware started The Crayon Initiative in order to help children battling terrible illness find colorful ways to heal. 

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A doctor giving some tips to a senior man.

10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

Follow these positive tips to get a handle on the obstacles of life.

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