• 101ways_4col_001 Do the healthy thing, even when it's challenging, inconvenient or considered weird. Take pride in that. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_003 Use your healthy frustration about the unhealthy status quo to spark creativity and determination. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_004 Look for signs of progress (beyond pounds lost) and rejoice when you find them. Give yourself a pat on the back every time you make your health a priority. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_005 Reclaim responsibility for your well-being; own your daily choices; minimize your reliance on the broken sick-care system. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_006 You are not a 'healthcare consumer.' You are a human being. You may be experiencing an illness or other health challenge right now, but remember that good health is your body's natural state. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_007 Research your own conditions and treatment alternatives, ask questions, and seek second opinions with impunity. Leverage the expertise of trained pros, but don't allow it to eclipse your own informed instincts about what's best for you. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_008 Make whole-person vitality, well-being and resilience your goal. Partner with healthcare pros who understand and support your desire to be fully healthy with a minimum of medical intervention. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_009 Don't let yourself get run down, depressed, negative or reactive. That's when immunity drops, inflammation rages, and unhealthy tendencies strike. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_010 Yes, this is about you, but your well-being also affects everyone and everything around you. When you get healthier, everybody benefits. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_011 It's going to take a lot of strong, clear-headed, high-vitality people to solve the world's problems. Be one of them. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_012 A healthy life is more a marathon than a sprint. So start where you are. Choose sensible, sustainable shifts over instant cures and quick fixes. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_013 If you feel a cold, flu or nasty headache coming on, take evasive maneuvers. Rest. Refuel. Reconnect. Rebuild your immunity and vitality. There's no heroism in ignoring your body's needs. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_014 Know the specific reasons your health matters to you. Write them down where you'll see them daily. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_015 Don't play 'compare the bodies.' Fulfill your best-self vision. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_016 Healthy, fit people have learned how to be healthy. Learn those skills, practice them, and you'll be healthy, too. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_017 Look and feel better, sure. But also think better, smell better, give better, love better, live better, be better. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_018 Drink water, eat good food, move, rest, relax, connect. Don't sweat the more complex stuff until you've got a grip on the basics. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_019 Don't yet see yourself as a super-healthy person? Experiment with doing a little of what you'd do if you were already supremely healthy and fit. As often as you can, act as if your commitment were unwavering. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_020 You don't have to make 100% healthy choices all the time. It's what you do most of the time — day in, day out — that counts. The healthier you get, the easier and more automatic healthy choices will become. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_021 Toxins, poisons and other gunk have no place in the temple. Avoid artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, fragrances, petrochemicals and other toxic ingredients whenever possible. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_022 Your teeth and gums are a huge determining factor in your whole-body well-being. They're also an easy place to start demonstrating your commitment to whole-person health on a daily basis. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_023 Trade dead, packaged goods for foods that are fresh, alive and full of high-vibe goodness. Figure out where to find them, learn to juice/slice/dice them, and eat them with great pleasure. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_024 There's a long list of phytonutrients and other good stuff in vegetables, fruits and legumes that you can't get any other way. Put plants at the center of your plate for as many meals and snacks as you can. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_025 Processed, fake, diet and imitation ingredients burden and inflame your body, contributing to chronic disease. And there's no clinical proof that artificial sweeteners and fat-free products support weight loss or do any part of you any good Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_026 Get a dozen healthy, whole-food recipes under your belt, and your life will be forever changed. Start by mastering one. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_027 Let there be protein, produce, healthy fats and fiber in it. A good breakfast wards off energy dips, brain fog and afternoon cravings. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_028 40% of U.S. adults have an intolerance to gluten; 70% to dairy. Know if you're one of them. Digestive, skin, joint, energy and mood problems may be your first clue. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_029 It is a whole lot healthier for Big Ag and Big Business than for humans. Fill two-thirds of your plate with an array of vegetables, add in some other whole foods you enjoy, and don't let the rest of the guidelines propaganda confuse you Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_030 The American Dietetic Association is sponsored by processed-food corporations and staffed by former food-company execs. Their pro-processed-food advice is often colored by that, and their calorie-counting obsessions are profoundly counterproductive. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_031 These two ingredients (combined with unhealthy industrial vegetable oils) have a starring role in most packaged foods we eat. More than any other culprit, they fuel inflammation, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and cancer. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_032 The foods you rush into your body tend to create more problems than they solve. Take your time and consciously enjoy every single bite. Notice as your hunger diminishes. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_033 Know your food's history, and you'll want to consume more selectively. Most factory-farmed and industrially produced foods aren't all that appetizing once you know their origins. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_034 An ounce of wonderful is far better than a whole mess of mediocrity. Most beige, starchy and supersized foods are not worth eating. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_035 A healthy person poops every day. Twice a day, maybe more. How's your fiber and water intake? (Also, see #28.) A clogged up colon wreaks havoc on your whole body Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_036 Don't worry so much about the calories, grams and RDAs. Read the ingredients. Most ingredient lists begin with some combination of enriched wheat flour, sugar and oil. Avoid foods like that. Also avoid foods with long lists of ingredients you don't recognize. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_037 Most of the marketing claims are meaningless, and a lot of the data is confusing. Most of the very best foods (in the produce department) have precisely one ingredient and, often, no labels at all. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_038 Soft drinks stimulate a pro-inflammatory insulin response, trigger cravings, acidify the body, decay your teeth, toxify your body, and leach minerals out of your bones. Skip soda in favor of water and you may find headaches and other chronic health problems subsiding. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_039 Being picky about what you put in your body is nothing to be ashamed of. If you want extra this, none of that, something on the side, X in place of Y, broiled instead of fried, and everything prepared just so - say so. Picky eaters unite! Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_040 The health of every cell and synapse depends on it. And when you're dehydrated on a regular basis — even a little — your metabolism, energy and immunity all suffer mightily. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_041 You'll drink more when it tastes pure and you know it's clean - and when it's readily available. If plain water doesn't turn your crank, enjoy water with a slice of lemon, orange, cucumber, or a splash of juice. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_042 Treat your body with respect and appreciation. Focus on what it can do, not what it can't. Find something to celebrate, not something to criticize. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_043 If you've been trying to lose weight and struggling, make it your goal to get superbly healthy and fit instead. And then don't be surprised when the excess weight starts melting off. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_044 Notice what triggers your sudden desires and uncontrollable appetites. Stress and anxiety both masquerade as hunger. Find better ways of dealing with them or warding them off. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_045 You can't eat or spend your way out of loneliness, fear, boredom or lack of meaning. Find healthy ways to honor and shift them, instead. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_046 Cut yourself a little slack now and then, and forgive yourself your unhealthy trespasses. Learn what you can from them, and then move on. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_047 Self-restraint is a limited resource. Do everything in your power to make healthy choices automatic choices and to keep unhealthy temptations out of range. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_048 Give up on gimmicks, fads and instant fixes. Most miraculous weight-loss schemes do more harm than good, and yo-yo dieting is a recipe for weight gain. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_049 Find your inspiration in people whose lives and goals have some relevance to your own. Also remember that most of the pictures you see of celebrities and fitness models have been extensively retouched. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_050 Big organizations like the FDA, USDA, AHA, AMA and ADA all struggle under real limitations and conflicts of interest. Know and understand them. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_051 Your body is a mirror: It reflects your choices, your priorities, your habits, your attitudes and your quality of life. If you don't like your body, be willing to change the way you are living. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_052 Take a few minutes each sunup to set your intentions, take a few breaths, read an inspiring passage and start the day on your own terms. You may be shocked at the difference it makes. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_053 Every day, every which-way you can, in as many ways as you enjoy. Pursue active passions. Movement nourishes your body, clears toxins, and reduces the inflammation that breeds illness and irritation. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_054 You don't have to exercise. You get to exercise. Visit a person whose mobility is severely limited, and you'll appreciate the distinction. Do what you can, and count yourself lucky. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_055 The more often, the better. Sweat is a signal that your metabolism is switching into a higher gear. Sweat is weakness, complacency and toxicity leaving the body. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_056 More muscle and sinew means more capacity to do anything. Don't let age, aches and pains, or lack of time be your excuses for abandoning your strength. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_057 Every time you exercise, you upgrade your body's energy-and-vitality factories and build your metabolism. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_058 Flirt with it in ways that feel good and exhilarating. Bursts of high-intensity exercise trigger positive, dramatic changes and help catalyze the body's healing response. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_059 Release supermodel and celebrity obsessions. Translate your desire for a fitter, more beautiful body into positive, self-respecting daily action that nourishes you and makes you stronger. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_060 Even a few minutes a day can trigger positive transformations in your biochemistry, neurology - even your DNA. Studies show that meditation improves health, happiness and peace of mind. It's the ultimate health bargain, and a great life skill. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_061 Learn how your body works, and respect its genius. The unfortunate fact that most of us aren't formally educated in how to properly care for our bodies doesn't mean we can't learn. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_062 Body trouble? Find the source. Root out the cause. Don't settle for a drug that forces your symptoms to go underground only to pop up somewhere else with a vengeance. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_063 Get honest about how you're using alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pain killers and other drugs to simulate well-being or cover discomfort. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_064 'Poor me' doesn't get you anywhere you want to go. Dust yourself off, see the choices that got you here - then exercise your prerogative to choose a better way forward. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_065 Rest = recovery, repair and resilience. Exhaustion = illness and messed-up metabolism. Prioritize ample sleep time as the health essential it is. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_066 In for four, out for five. Oxygen's good; breathing keeps you alive. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_067 Sitting for more than an hour or so at a stretch is deadly. Get up, stretch, walk around. Do some deep knee bends or go climb a couple flights of stairs. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_068 Perennial rushing is toxic to the body and mind. Find moments of silence and contemplation where you can just be. Create margins of sanity. Practice the defensive art of scheduling breaks and vacations. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_069 Find ways of being active and involved in some kind of group activity. Joining a group, if you haven't already, can reduce your risk of dying this year by half. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_070 Mend fences, build bridges, forgive trespasses, grieve losses and let toxic grudges go. Then move on. Get help with this if you need to. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_071 You need sunshine, fresh air and time in nature. Daily. Grab five minutes in the morning, five on the way home from work. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_072 Keep in mind that human health depends upon the health of a lot of interconnected ecosystems and the planet as a whole. Make choices that respect that reality. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_073 Fun, novelty, humor and joy are key sources of energy, strength and inspiration. If you're suffering from a case of fun-deficit disorder, remedy that situation ASAP. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_074 Seek out entertainment and information that makes your life better. Choose not to watch, read or listen to stuff that demoralizes or immobilizes you, incites craziness, or insults your intelligence. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_075 Refuse to bad-talk your body, nitpick your appearance or kvetch about your weight. Find something to dig/love/ appreciate about yourself — just the way you are. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_076 Opiate of the masses. Fritterer of time. Fryer of focus. The average American watches several hours of TV a day. How much of your life are you willing to hand over to a box? Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_077 If something's driving you crazy, deal with it. Noticing and resolving daily annoyances, messes and downers helps free up energy and increases your pleasure in living. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_078 Look at your checkbook register and credit-card statements for clues about where your spending is inconsistent with your healthy goals and values. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_079 Take some of the money you're spending on unhealthy distraction, consolations and indulgences, and re-route it toward your healthy-living priorities instead. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_080 The stress of being stretched too thin financially is at the root of a great many health ills. Develop the skills you need to master your money and live within your means. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_081 Money spent proactively on your health delivers far better returns than money spent reactively on treating illness and disease. When healthy choices seem 'too expensive,'' consider the long-term costs of health-sapping alternatives. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_082 Keep seeking new wisdom and mastering new skills - particularly those that help you live a more satisfying life. Continual learning and discovery help support both health and happiness. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_083 Look at what has worked well for you in the past, and do more of that. Identify and leverage your strengths. Be willing to learn from your 'failures,'' too — but refuse to wallow in them. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_084 Don't be boring. Every once in a while, do something unexpected or out of character and see what happens Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_085 Surround yourself with other healthy, positive, active people who share your passions. It's a lot easier to thrive around people who are thriving. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_086 Seek out mirth, glee and merriment at every opportunity. Laughter triggers a cascade of healing, energizing chemicals. Plus, it's fun. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_087 Do your healthy thing with a pal or partner. Camaraderie, connection and accountability go a long way toward creating long-term success. Read More »
  • 101ways_4col_088 Developing and sharing them endows you with enthusiasm and energy. Neglecting or squandering them slowly kills you. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_089 When working hard, take brief rest breaks every 90 to 120 minutes so your cells can recharge. Be kind to yourself, and be honest about how much you can take on at any given time. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_090 Take your healthy convictions to the polls. Share them with your elected representatives. Vote with your dollars, too, to support healthy products, companies and communities. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_091 What if we lived in a world where the majority of people were healthy and happy most of the time? Imagine that future — then start creating it in your own life, one step at a time. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_092 The more positivity and enthusiasm you can build into your life, the healthier, happier and more satisfied you'll be. Happiness breeds healthiness. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_093 Own your decisions and actions, no matter what the circumstances. Refuse to abuse or be abused on any level. See setbacks as learning opportunities. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_094 If you feel yourself losing traction in your healthy commitments, ask: What's my highest choice right now? What can I do to take one step in the right direction? Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_095 The hour you give yourself for self-care pays you back three. Think you're too busy? The busier you are, the more effective and energetic you need to be, and the less time you have to get sick. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_096 Declutter your house, your office, your car, your desk, your mind. Create room for your chosen future; create space that reflects the way you want to feel. Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_097 Live the life of a healthy person, and the results will take care of themselves. Every healthy step is a victory. Every day is an opportunity to feel, live and be better than the day before. Read More »
  • 101ways_5col_098 Discover new healthy passions. Revel in new healthy pleasures. Have so much fun getting and being healthy that everyone around you wants to do it, too! Read More »
  • 101ways_3col_099 Yes, you're busy. You probably have a lot of priorities competing for your time, energy and resources. But wouldn't all those priorities be better served by a healthier, more dynamic you? Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_100 No one is going to do this for you. You can't fake it, and you can't phone it in. Your body is where you're going to spend the rest of your life. So make it a great place to live. Read More »
  • 101ways_6col_101 Pssst! Being healthy is a revolutionary act. The more of us who stand up for our health and happiness, the more power we have to change the world - one person, one life, one small revolutionary act at a time. Read More »