Never Get Sick Again: How to Optimize Your Immune System

In the last few years, I’ve gotten sick very infrequently. When I’ve had cold symptoms, it was invariably after pulling an all-nighter, or a weekend of relative debauchery. In other words, I had it coming. And when I say “cold symptoms”, I mean some of the mildest sniffles and coughing you’ve ever seen. And the […]

Reflections on One Year with a Standing Desk

It was right around Christmas 2013 when I began to use a standing desk at work. One year later, I can safely say that this was one of the better decisions I’ve ever made. The only reason I’ve ever heard of a healthy person not choosing to use a standing desk is that they are […]

107 Healthy Habits And Behaviors For A Healthier Lifestyle

Most people think that living a healthy lifestyle is a challenge. When you look at the super fit and healthy people out there, it can seem almost impossible to get what they have. Six pack abs and a 100-year lifespan appear out of reach to “normal” individuals. But achieving those levels of health and fitness […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Is Built Upon These 10 Principles

Your health is your life. Well, ok. That may have been a bit melodramatic, but…   Your Health Is Your First Priority There are many subgenres in the personal development/self-improvement field, such as happiness, productivity, confidence, finances, independence, consciousness, and so on. It can be tough to decide where to begin. I know that I […]

If You Want To Protect Your Brain, Walk

Did you know that according to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.4 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s disease1? Dementia and cognitive decline are a huge problem among the elderly population. But luckily it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Exercising your brain and fueling yourself with the right foods will go a […]

7 Unique Ways Of Getting Exercise At The Beach

Ahhh, the beach. As a New Jersey native who lived in a lake community, beaches have always been a significant part of my life. But until I moved to Netanya, I had never taken advantage of one of the greatest benefits that the beach has to offer: it’s a great spot for exercising! Now, I’ve […]

The Wrong Motivation For Getting In Shape

You’re at the grocery store, debating what foods to stock up on for the coming week. You know that you really want to buy that chocolate cake, but you hesitate. “I really need to stay in shape for when I go to the beach next weekend,” you think to yourself. You’ve made the right choice […]

Day 7: Start Exercising

For an introduction to how body practices can improve your happiness levels, see Day 5. For a dietary strategy that will benefit your mood, see Day 6. At some point in your life, you probably have experienced the famed “runner’s high”, or just felt that fantastic feeling right after a grueling workout. This feeling occurs […]