Healthy New Year

Dr. Ayala In restaurants, veggies are taking center plate; menus are listing more plant-based offerings as many Americans
October's the new January and the time for New Year's resolutions might be right around the corner. Let me explain. This
You're on nobody's timetable but your own. Don't give in to peer pressure, however subtle, and forget those TV ads for instant success. My rule of thumb for progress is this: add a little more only when it gets too easy, not because it's been a week and you feel like it's time to do more.
My word for 2014 was trust. Over the past 12 months, I allowed myself to simply be with this word and see what happened.
Other than that, the look, design and outcome are all up to you and your creativity! It's an opportunity to both have fun
A 2013 study presented at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association found restorative yoga burns
While losing body fat and reshaping your body is challenging, feeding your mind positive thoughts can make the challenge much more manageable.
You need to take charge of your medical care now more than ever. If you do this well, you will have confidence in the future. Letting things just happen around you may lead to bad decisions, serious undiagnosed illness, suffering, disability, and sometimes even death.
Theme: Mindfulness. Many of us live in a constant state of distraction, due to our busy lives. But this relentless multitasking
For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.
Given up on all hope of maintaining the resolution you were so fervent about back in January? Believe it or not, you can still make good on your New Year's Resolution. Happiness expert and sociologist Dr. Christine Carter shares how.
I've felt so good about the marginal, barely-measurable progress I've made in one month that I already have a 2014 "wish list" started.
Calling something a resolution does not make it the parameter of how much resolve you have. The resolve behind the resolution is tempered by your own fears and guilt. Change your perceptions, see the benefits and drawbacks of your illusions and lay down those fears and guilt to rest.
Not only can planning save you time and money -- you won't be making last minute trips to the grocery store or opting for dining out as much -- but it will also help your waistline and your health, since you'll be preparing more meals at home.
If you got divorced in 2012, it's time to kick off the New Year with a new you.
If you do a search for "diet plans," you'll be rewarded with more than 76 million results. Overwhelmed, anyone? Where in this new year do we start? And, since there is no shortage of options, what is the right plan for you?
As packed gyms attest, most of our New Year's resolutions deal with health, wellness, fitness, and weight loss -- and I am no exception. Here's what I am going through right now as I publicly rededicate myself after packing on an extra 16 pounds over the holidays.
With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.
These five resolutions are so easy to resolve to keep, they risk giving New Year's resolutions a new reputation. An added plus: They also happen to be kidney-friendly.