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Sitting Is the New Smoking: Why Walking Is the “Secret Sauce” for Better Health and Happier Communities Sitting Is the New Smoking: Why Walking Is the “Secret Sauce” for Better Health and Happier Communities
by Jay Walljasper
Whether you live in the ‘burbs, the city, or the middle of nowhere, the "wonder drug" of walking is just what the doctor ordered.
Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work
by Sarah van Gelder
“Our philosophy is good, clean, and fair food: Good because it is healthy and tasty; clean because it is produced with low environmental impact and with animal welfare in mind; and fair because it respects the work of those who produce, process, and distribute it.”
How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past How a Cup of Nettle Tea Taught Me How To Live Well and Remember the Past
by Valerie Segrest
I am a Muckleshoot Indian, but little of what I used to eat bore much connection with the landscape I lived in, which had fed my ancestors for many generations. When I discovered nettle tea, it was as if I were remembering what it was like to feel well.
This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit  This Farmhouse Cookbook Will Show You How Gathering at the Table Can Revive Your Spirit
by YES! Editors
Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne Miller
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
Can Football Teach Boys Compassion Instead of Aggression? Two Videos Show Us It Can. Can Football Teach Boys Compassion Instead of Aggression? Two Videos Show Us It Can.
by Ariel Chesler
Two videos making the rounds online show us what happens when boys embrace their vulnerability and support one another's emotional needs.
Infographic: Michael Pollan Says Home Cooking Might be the Single Best Way to Improve Your Health Infographic: Michael Pollan Says Home Cooking Might be the Single Best Way to Improve Your Health
by Doug Pibel
We spend less time in the kitchen than ever. But cooking could be an important solution to our public health crisis.
How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami) How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami)
by Ken Gordon
When this foodie chef was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, he figured out how to get healthy without giving up his favorite foods.
How I Got My Husband to Take Care of His Body (Even Though He Just Wants to Take Care of Me) How I Got My Husband to Take Care of His Body (Even Though He Just Wants to Take Care of Me)
by Shannon Hayes
If it takes being a "controlling wife" to make my husband value his own health over his love for his family, I'm going to do it.
Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
by Frances Moore Lappé
Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare "Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie Schloredt
Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagen
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Five Reasons Why We Need Halloween Five Reasons Why We Need Halloween
by Jeremy Adam Smith
Don't think rituals celebrating costumes and candy can make you happier and healthier? Science says they can.
Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging
by Anna I. Corwin
The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.
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