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Meditation takes many forms. Quietly ponder these insights

Scientific and secular supporters of meditation are using the ancient practice as an aid for modern afflictions such as high blood pressure, insomnia, depression and anxiety. “Thirty million Americans have tried meditation. It’s in the mainstream and it’s good for your mental health,” said Varun...

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  • This relaxation pose will help you let go of stress — and fall asleep

    This relaxation pose will help you let go of stress — and fall asleep

    Like many of us, you may sometimes have trouble getting to sleep. You’re wired from the stressful day. You’re worried about all the things you didn’t get done today — and all the things you have to do tomorrow. Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this unique pose will help you quiet those...

  • How to bounce back from a fitness failure

    How to bounce back from a fitness failure

    If you're going to run, cycle, climb or otherwise strive for fitness, at some point you'll probably fall down, slow down or just feel down. That's why we cling to our beloved motivational quotes, like this old favorite from Confucius: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every...

  • Now you can go on a digital diet in a most unlikely place: Las Vegas

    Now you can go on a digital diet in a most unlikely place: Las Vegas

    The term "journey into stillness" is generally not associated with Las Vegas. But a new program initiated by a top hotel spa in the city is out to change that. Launching this weekend, the Mandarin Oriental's new Digital Detox retreat aims to part people from their devices for 48 hours, challenging...

  • 5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    Low-calorie, junk-free treats that can be tossed into a gym bag or desk drawer are a critical part of any health buff's arsenal. Here, a few new ones that have caught our eye: -- Los Angeles-based Nomva puts probiotics into its 100-calorie fruit-and-veggie pouches. Co-founders Caroline Beckman...

  • Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    I can’t breathe. I’m exhausted. My heart is beating through my chest. I can’t believe this is happening. I’m sorta freaked out. I’m dangling in mid-air, 50 feet above the ground, swaying in the breeze, hanging from a half-inch-wide rope like a slab of beef in a butcher shop. I'm tree rope climbing....

  • Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya isn’t just a rising star. The 19-year-old doesn’t shy away from speaking up against injustice, including using her social media platform to give voice to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, calling out stereotyping (and needless photo retouching) and challenging her generation to get out and...

  • The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    You probably think you’re too young to have a hearing problem, right? Maybe not. Everyday lifestyle habits — such as plugging in your earbuds and rocking out to you new downloads — can “age” your ears prematurely. Here are the two simple ways to know whether you’re potentially doing damage to your...

  • Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    The days of using alcohol or peroxide — ouch! — to flush a cut or scrape and then letting it air dry so it scabs over is … well, old school. So is putting ice, butter or aloe on a burn. “I hear all of this every single day in our wound care center,” says Dr. Kazu Suzuki, director at Tower Wound...

  • Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Your bed is supposed to be the place where you can rest your weary head and let the day’s worries fade away. But some heath and environmental activists fear our beds — and sofas and other household products — could be making us sick. At issue are chemical materials that can be found in some vinyl...

  • Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    When you think about a pool workout, you probably think “swimming.”  Think again.  Industry giant Speedo USA is trying to reposition its brand as the source of fitness inspiration and workouts, not just swimwear and swim-related accessories. The newly launched Speedo Fit is making the case for...

  • You’d never believe this serene hike is just outside DTLA

    You’d never believe this serene hike is just outside DTLA

    This centrally located Mt. Washington walk is freeway close and just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. But it gets off the beaten path quickly and offers serenity, silence and solitude. 1. Start walking from San Rafael Avenue, near the corner of Elyria Drive near the stately Self-Realization Fellowship...

  • Why midnight snacking is one of the worst things you can do

    Why midnight snacking is one of the worst things you can do

    Inhaling cold pizza by the light of the fridge – what could be better? Still, it might be time to break the midnight munchies habit. New research suggests that eating late at night can have surprisingly negative physical and mental effects: YOU’RE LIKELY TO OVEREAT People who midnight munch don’t...

  • 5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer

    5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer

    Even when mosquitoes are not carrying viruses or other diseases, they appear to be on a mission to ruin summer fun. No one wants to pay for cookouts and pool parties with itchy bites. Here are five ways to keep the pesky insects away, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District’s...

  • Cricket chips, dehydrated organs: 'Healthy' snack foods that may be hard to swallow

    Cricket chips, dehydrated organs: 'Healthy' snack foods that may be hard to swallow

    Chips made from powdered crickets. Milk derived from potatoes. And dehydrated grass-fed beef organs. These are some of the new health foods coming your way that may be tough to swallow, no matter how seemingly good for you they might be. Earlier this year, the annual Expo West held in Anaheim brought in...

  • How you can use goal setting to get – and stay – in shape

    How you can use goal setting to get – and stay – in shape

    Some people finish a marathon, or climb Mt. Whitney, or get down to a certain weight, and that's it. That's their finish line.  They view that particular challenge as a sort of bucket-list accomplishment, and when they cross that finish line, they all but cross out fitness as a priority in their...

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