Get Healthy in Body, Mind, and Spirit with Online Courses

Posted by on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Online courses to get healthy.

Getting help getting healthy has never been easier. You can use LearningAdvisor’s online course database to discover thousands of free and low-cost options for bringing healthy living instruction straight into your home. Search for classes on nutrition, exercise, meditation, brain health and even alternative medicine, and you’ll have access to a vast library of healthy living tips, videos, and tutorials to get your body, mind, and spirit in tip-top shape.

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Start out by browsing these editor’s picks for 9 online courses to get healthy in body, mind, and spirit, then search for your own top choices.

1. Practical Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life 

Create the foundation for a healthy life by learning to find joy and meaning in all the small moments in this series from Oprah’s Lifeclasses.

2. Forgiveness

Anger destroys from within. Replace feelings of anger and hurt with fulfillment and peace. In this series on how to forgive, you’ll also receive interactive assignments and special extras like meditation and breathing exercises.

3. What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life

Join Yale students in this series of entertaining lectures from Professor Kelly Brownell to learn about the psychology, biology, and politics of food. What should be defined as food and how do food companies manipulate us? He promises a fun time for all!

4. The New Nordic Diet – from Gastronomy to Health

Put yourself on the “Watchlist” for the next session of this popular course from the University of Copenhagen. The New Nordic Diet emphasizes relationships between gastronomy, health, and the environment. Learn more about the diet, the research behind it, and the global challenges related to obesity that are spurring it on.

5. Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings

Salads may be healthy, but it’s the calorie-laden, chemically-enhanced dressings that are killing us. You can look up recipes for homemade dressings on the internet, but this course offers more. Join in the fun of this hands-on class as you learn to become a Zen master of making healthy salad dressings from scratch.

6. At-Home Yoga Retreat

This course provides you with enough content to create your own weekend Yoga retreat in the privacy of your home. In addition to guided yoga sessions, you’ll receive help with relaxation techniques, meditation, meals, and do-it-yourself spa treatments.

7. Chair Yoga

If reduced mobility has been keeping you from exercising or you want to learn techniques you can practice while sitting in the office, this gentle yoga course will help beginners improve strength and flexibility while easing stress.

8. Yoga for Neck and Back Care

If it’s neck or back pain that has you feeling tense and discouraged, get off the sidelines of life with the help of a yoga instructor who has been through the same process of healing. This course will walk you through modified yoga poses, deep stretches, and strength practices while helping you understand your body’s own unique issues.

9. Clear Stress in Less Time Than It Takes to Find the Valium

Learn how to relax instantly, clear yourself of stress, and be at peace from a women who shares the drug-free techniques she gathered to help her recover from a serious brain injury.

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