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Don't Call Him a Klutz! And More Rules of the Parenting Game

"Hit the ball! You're not concentrating!"

"Your baby sister could have caught that!"

"Run! Faster! You're not even trying!"

Lots of parents don't ...Read more

Legal in Every State: How to Keep Your Joints Happy

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Healthy joints make for happy athletes. A bum knee, sore shoulder or painful wrist gets in the way of your best time -- playing tennis, riding your bike, humiliating yourself at golf.

Research shows that more than 80% of all sports injuries involve joints. Ouch! The good news is that there's a lot you can do, and Aleve cannot, to keep your ...Read more

Well-Being 101: Busy Moms Need Day Care, Too

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Why is this Mother's Day different from all the others I've been around for?

Because this year, I'm a mom. My unexpected bundle of joy is an 8-month-old named Abraham, funny and smart and remarkably good-natured. And still, he's a handful, and I find myself obsessed with his needs, constantly thinking about all the things I could be doing, ...Read more

If Esports Champs Can Eat Veggies and Do Yoga, So Can You

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Who put the "e" in sports? And how dare they? And why do they even call esports a sport? It bothers me.

I know video gaming is a booming multibillion-dollar business, but so is pet care, and no one's calling that a sport. Sports are strenuous physical activities, such as basketball, baseball, soccer, right? They require strength and skill and ...Read more

Boomeritis: Too Much of a Good Thing Causes Injuries

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Any body, at any age, can suffer a sports injury, but we baby boomers are famous for them. There's actually a term for it -- boomeritis -- and it refers to the high number of sports-related injuries that happen to people born between 1946 and 1964 -- the first generation of Americans who grew up working out, with or without the Jane Fonda leg ...Read more

What Can Yoga Teach Us About a Great Way to Detox?

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OK, here's a bit of silliness to start your dendrites dancing: What do Chubby Checker and every yoga class in the world have in common?

Think now. (If you're wondering who Chubby Checker is ... YouTube.)

Yes! It's "The Twist."

Chubby Checker made twisting a wildly popular dance in the '50s, but for thousands of years before him, yogis ...Read more

Make Your Getaway! If You Don't Take Your Vacation, Who Will?

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April showers do bring May flowers -- I can hardly wait! -- but I'm also aware that April is the month that many of my dear readers fall victim to VPJ -- Vacation Planning Jitters.

How many days and how much money can you comfortably spend on something as frivolous as your well-being? Where will you go? Who will go with you? How many pairs of ...Read more

Kinhin: Calm Your Mind While Stimulating Your Soles

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Have you ever tried walking meditation? It's a gentle and giant step into the world of Zen. And in case you've just returned from planet Elsewhere, Zen is trending big here on Earth. There are Zen retreats, Zen smoothies, Zen comics, Zen methods of diapering and accounting and an actual book called "Zen and the Art of Casino Gaming."

"...Read more

Be Like Bianca: Her Secret to Success Can Make You a Champ

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You don't have to be a tennis player or even a Federer fan to love what recently happened to 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu in the final match of the highly prestigious Indian Wells tournament.

She won!

Bianca -- who only qualified for the BNP Paribas Open as a wild card-- beat one of the greatest players in the game, Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 3-6,...Read more

Shift With the Season: Ways to Spring Clean Mind and Body

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The spring solstice is here with a secret and sparking message that everyone on the rocky path to a healthier lifestyle needs to hear: When the seasons change, we can, too.

"Springtime is in the air," writes Kenneth Cohen, a Qigong master. "A good time for spring cleaning of mind and body through meditation, healing practices, eating spring ...Read more

The Joys of Cross-Training: Mix Your Sports, Nix Your Injuries

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Are you hooked on your favorite sport? Do you spend all your workout time either running, biking or swimming, believing that single-minded dedication is going to make you stronger and faster, better and better?

Sorry, dear reader. That's not how it works. It's time to learn about the benefits of cross-training, a fancy name for simply including...Read more

Think Now: What Rhymes With Favor and Boosts Your Joy?

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Savor rhymes with favor, and if it's not in your vocabulary, it should be. Why? Because learning to savor is a wonderfully effective steppingstone to greater happiness, according to the latest research in positive psychology. And yet, these days -- when so many of us are feeling chronically rushed and endlessly distracted -- who has time for ...Read more

Teach to the Test: Well-Being Is Worth Studying, Isn't It?

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Our president is obsessed with his wall. I can relate to that. I really, really want a national well-being test. It would save the country millions -- trillions -- in health care costs. It would educate and motivate people to eat smart, exercise with ease and pursue meaningful relationships so they end up needing fewer doctor visits, ...Read more

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