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Put Yourself First and Get Healthy!

Nov 15, 2011

Today, The Huffington Post has expanded its Healthy Living content, which now includes more news, information and tools to help you take control of your health. Learn how to put your best foot forward from bloggers that include doctors, lifestyle coaches, psychotherapists, authors and teachers all dedicated to deliver the health resources you need.

Blogging for the site, David Katz, M.D., Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center, discusses why healthy living requires such voluminous and on-going information exchange:

"Living as we now do generally means stressing more than we should, while sleeping less -- exercising less than we should, while eating more. We are still subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, of course, in the form of perils we don't control, although generally better shielded from them. But the fact that living itself -- our daily routine -- is unhealthy, that's new.

The cause? Just about every aspect of the modern world that makes it modern. Planes, trains and automobiles. Electronic devices and global commercial markets. Tax forms and Times Square. The World Wide Web and suburban sprawl. We are out of our element. Way out."

Click here to read David Katz's entire blog.