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How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Movement Goals at Home

Maintaining the drive to work out might not be easy right now, but research tells us that staying active can improve our mood, our stress levels, and our overall well-being. By Marina Khidekel, Head of Content Development at Thrive Global Many of us have been sheltering in place for months — and with most gyms closed, this […]

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COVID-19 Is Making Americans Even More Sedentary. The Effects Could Be Long-Lasting

BY JAMIE DUCHARME , TIME Under the best of circumstances, Americans don’t love to work out. Even though movement is among the most accessible and effective ways to improve physical and mental health, federal data show only about 25% of American adults get the government-recommended dose of exercise each week: 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, plus two […]

Actions we can take to help manage our stress or anxiety

This Mental Health Month, let’s commit to identifying our signs, stressors and solutions. By Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global Founder & CEO The pandemic has put a spotlight on the mental health crisis in a new and immediate way — a way that cannot be ignored. The stress, anxiety, isolation and uncertainty of this time are not only […]

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7 Classic Children’s Books That Teach Kids Mindfulness

Along with newer children’s books about mindfulness, many beloved picture books also offer mindful messages about kindness, friendship, and contemplating the world around us. Here are a few of our favorites. BY CHRISTOPHER WILLARD AND OLIVIA WEISSER MAY 5, 2020 MINDFUL In recent years, there has been an explosion of books for kids about mindfulness and contemplative practice. Many of these […]

Try This Tip to Regain Focus When Your Mind Starts to Wander

Increased productivity starts with giving yourself permission to veer off course. By Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., Psychotherapist in Private Practice and Author of 40 books. It’s human nature for our minds to wander from time to time. In fact, yours could be wandering right now. You could be thinking about what you ate for lunch and what you […]

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