IT’S THE NEW YEAR, and a time many of us look at ourselves and our lifestyles, and resolve to change: to exercise more, to eat less, to be kinder—the possibilities are legion. But all good intentions aside, it can be difficult to live up to our resolutions. In this issue, we have several articles that will help you achieve your goals and feel good about yourselves.
It makes good sense to eat healthily but it often seems like too much effort. But you don’t necessarily need go to a special health food store or pay exorbitant prices to eat well; the foundation foods for a healthy diet could be very close to home. “7 Power Foods In Your Pantry” highlights common foods found in most kitchens that will start you on your way to a good diet.
It’s not all about what you eat, however. In “The Healing Power of You,” our writer explores the idea that “how you feel” isn’t just about what you eat, do or think, but about what you believe. The so-called placebo effect is very real: When we have powerful expectations in our brains, this can affect what happens in our bodies. And, in “Words to Live (Longer & Better) By” experts reveal 26 ways you could feel—and look— younger at any age.
We hope these articles, along with our other features and departments, continue to entertain, inform and inspire you as we move into a New Year. May there be goodwill toward all men and peace on earth.