How to Change Your Eating Patterns

By Leo Babauta Many of us are trapped in our old, hardened eating patterns. In fact, we might not even be aware of the patterns, but we do know that 1) we’d like to get healthier or leaner; 2) we have a hard time making eating changes; 3) we don’t always know how to change. […]

The Compassionate Way to Health & Fitness

By Leo Babauta Lots of us would like a better body, an amazing workout habit, and a diet that celebrities would die for. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but most of us definitely have an ideal when it comes to fitness. We want to be super healthy, and we strive for it. Maybe we strive […]

A Loving Guide to Going Vegan

By Leo Babauta A loved one has decided to go vegetarian and has struggled in a couple areas, so I thought I’d write this guide for her. I’m writing it for those who want to go vegan, because that’s what I am, but the ideas apply to those going vegetarian as well. This is for […]

The Love of a Long Walk

By Leo Babauta Yesterday afternoon, I set off on a long walk. I’d been having an off day, tired from lots of activities and unmotivated and my mind fixated on one thing … so I decided to walk. I put some snacks, a book, and some water in a backpack, put on some running shorts, […]

The Get Fit For Summer Exercise Challenge

By Leo Babauta I’m a big fan of exercise challenges. I’ve used challenges to change my health and fitness habits, including: Pushup challenges with my wife & kids Burpee challenge with a friend Online group exercise challenges Workout and diet challenges with my wife (we got rewards if we stuck to the challenge) Accountability challenges […]

The Elements of a Healthy Diet, & How to Change

By Leo Babauta One of the best things I ever did to change my life (along with exercise, mindfulness, simplicity and focus) is to teach myself to eat a healthy diet. But one of the things that confused me early on was: what is a healthy diet? There are so many definitions of what’s healthy […]

Level Up to Lose Weight

By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who want to lose weight but are stuck, like I was in 2005. They want to get healthy and fit, but can’t seem to stick to a diet or exercise plan. They start, and then fail, and then feel bad about it. This was where I […]