Healthy, Happy … and Disappearing Fast

  It’s a freaky question with an equally freaky answer: Not many. As the chart indicates, if you are healthy and flourishing — physically, mentally and emotionally — you are, statistically speaking, very much in the minority (almost certainly less than 20 percent, and arguably less than 3 percent — see below). Eek! You can get more of the official facts and statistics in my feature “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: Renegade Perspectives for Thriving in a Mixed Up World.” But the main thing you gotta know is that if you are not one of the lucky few represented by… read more

Look, Ma! No Ads (in Prevention Magazine)!

Rodale’s Prevention magazine recently announced that it will soon stop taking print ads and increase its cover price by a dollar to make up for lost ad revenue. This is a bold, exciting (and some might say crazy) move from a pioneer in the healthy-living space. It comes at time where higher levels of media integrity and independence are desperately needed. Readers want more authenticity and transparency. They need credible, objective information that actually helps them improve their health and happiness  (vs. just selling them new-and-improved stuff and entertaining them with fluffy listicles), and they rightly suspect that the increasingly blurred relationship between editorial… read more

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One App You Really Oughta Have

Somehow, while I wasn’t looking, the art team at Experience Life (chiefly, Lydia Anderson and Jane Meronuck) dreamed up this super-cool enhanced digital edition of the magazine for the iPad. The app-based digital edition has got everything the print edition of the magazine has, plus all sorts of other cool stuff, like bonus content, videos and animations, plus gobs of fun interactivity — stuff you can pull out, swipe over, click on and basically play with to your heart’s content. Experience Life has long been the best, most progressive health and fitness magazine available on the newsstand today, and now it’s the best, most progressive health and fitness magazine… read more

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My Revolutionary Acts Blog at HuffPo

Before I did my brief stint as Huffington Post’s executive editor of Healthy Living last summer, I’d blogged a little bit for them. But I never got around to posting the stuff I really wanted to … because, well, it didn’t exist yet. Now, I’m doing a cool new “Revolutionary Acts” column series for Experience Life magazine, and it has a sweet second life over at HuffPo. I’m really happy with how it’s rolling both places. Basically, I’m just riffing on my “101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy” (you’ve got the free mobile app, right?) — taking each of the… read more