Start Something Healthy

Momentum can make you nearly unstoppable. One healthy decision can pave the way for more smart choices. But rolling through your wellness goals requires you to set the ball in motion.

You have to start something healthy.

The particular healthy habit you choose to start with isn’t as important as the commitment of energy used when making a choice and taking action. You’ve probably experienced how one healthy choice can blossom into a full day of wellness. It’s the morning yoga that leads to the spinach salad for lunch, a post-work gym visit, and a good night of restorative sleep.

Nobody can make that first decision for you. But you aren’t alone. What follows are stories to help you learn how to start building habits, start eating better, start practicing self-care, and ultimately start living healthy.

Clicking one of the interesting links below is a choice. Reading what follows is an action. And words are powerful enough to help dislodge even the most stubborn boulder of stagnation and start it rolling towards a healthier you. Once you act on the information, you can count on momentum to help you keep thriving.

Start a Healthy Lifestyle

Habits help answer the question “how do I live a good life,” and there’s a bounty of actionable advice on healthy lifestyle changes in the following stories:

The Science of Healthy Habits—Your Path to Success

Tackle Your To-Do List with the Science of Self-Motivation

Follow These Health Tips for All Ages to Build the Right Habits Now

The 8 Pillars of Holistic Health and Wellness

How To Create a Healthy Living Environment

How to Keep Your Cells Healthy With 4 Lifestyle Tips

19 Healthy Family Habits to Try

5 Healthy Living Lessons to Teach Your Kids

Interact with Your Foundations of Good Health

Start Eating Healthy

Pick from a plentiful menu of articles to help instill healthy eating habits. And remember, this is an all-you-can-consume buffet of info on how to start eating healthy, so there’s no reason to save room for later.

What is a Healthy Diet? How to Eat Based on Science

Know Your Nutrients

From Burgers to Broccoli: How to Love Eating Healthy

Nutrition by Age: Satisfy Nutritional Needs to Stay Healthy at Each Stage of Life

10 Micronutrients that Work the Hardest for Your Health

A Healthy Breakfast, a Healthy Start

8 Keys to Unlocking Smarter Snacking

Building the Case for a Strong Base of Broad-Spectrum Nutrition

Clean Eating 101: Care for Your Body and Taste Buds

Spice Up Your Life—Eat a Varied Diet

Start Winning Weight-Management Battles

The number on the scale isn’t the ultimate measure of health. But maintaining a healthy weight that’s right for you remains on the minds of many. Here are the stories that can help with that:

11 Questions to Help You Maintain—Not Gain—Weight

Know Your Body Type—Eating and Exercising for Your Shape

Understanding Calories is Your First Step to Weight Management

Achieve Your Goals with This Weight Management Checklist

How to Achieve Healthy Weight Loss that Lasts

Metabolism – It’s What Keeps You Going

Avoid the Trap of Common Weight Myths

Slower Eating Helps You Eat Less and Lose Weight

How Stress Affects Your Weight

Start Exercising

Seeing the money seep out of your bank for that unused gym membership might still not be enough motivation. But maybe some reading will resonate and help you start working out—again or for the first time.

Stepping Away from a Sedentary Lifestyle

Quiz: Flex Your Fitness Knowledge

How to Avoid the Gym and Still Get in Shape

Strength Training vs Cardio: How to Build a Workout

More Motivation to Move: Exercise Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Find Your Movement, Change Your Mood: The Emotional Benefits of Exercise

Hit the Gym and Experience the Cellular Benefits of Exercise

Start Practicing Self-Care

Sometimes starting to be healthier actually means stopping. That’s especially true of learning how to take care of yourself. These stories about self-care are a great first pit stop on your way to slowing down and managing stress.

How to Start a Self-Care Routine for Your Health and Happiness

Break the Stress Cycle: Learn About the Benefits of Resting

Stress Management Slideshow: 8 Ways to Decompress

Mindful Living is Healthy Living

5 Tips to Reclaim Your Time: Why You Must Opt Out of the Cult of Busyness

The Art of Me Time: Mental Health Tips that Fit Your Busy Schedule

When You’re Tired of Being Tired

Master Your Mood: The Science Behind the Types of Mood

Cognitive Rest: Learn Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Start Something That Appeals to Your Needs

Only you know what your body and life require for living in health and happiness. Pick and choose other targeted approaches to starting something healthy.

Skin Type Quiz: 7 Questions to Identify Your Type

Build Your Immunity with Simple Immune Boosting Habits

Immunity Supporting Foods: A Shopper’s Guide to Immunity Nutrition

Energy Sources to Help You Dominate Your Day

Pregnancy Nutrition- Creating a Foundation for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Healthy Aging: 7 Behaviors to Support Brain Health

The Science of Slumber: Sleep and Health

Experience Taste in New Ways: Tips For Expanding and Improving Your Palate

Learn to Practice Body Acceptance and Body Positivity