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Whether you want to make small improvements to your lifestyle or treat yourself to some self-care, the Harvard community can help you start something new this year.



Moving forward, even slowly, puts your goals within reach.


Practice mindfulness

Research on the health benefits of mindfulness and meditation are beginning to confirm what some have known for thousands of years.

How to get started

1. Sit

Sit on a straight-backed chair or comfortably on the floor.

2. Focus

Focus on your breath and pay attention to things such as the sensations of air flowing into your nostrils and out of your mouth, or your belly rising and falling as you inhale and exhale.

3. Expand

Once you’ve narrowed your concentration in this way, begin to widen your focus. 注意声音、感觉和思想.

4. Embrace

Embrace and consider each thought or sensation without judging it good or bad. If your mind starts to race, return your focus to your breathing. 然后再次扩展你的意识.

Read a great book

Explore these recommendations from all across the Harvard community.


Discover the latest research from experts at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. 陈公共卫生学院.

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    Those who practice these healthy habits at age 50 live more years free of chronic diseases.


  • 好基因固然好,但快乐更重要

    An 80-year Harvard study shows that embracing community helps us live longer and be happier.


  • 保持活跃,哪怕只是一点点

    “因为AG娱乐APP在一生中进化得很活跃, AG娱乐APP的身体需要体育活动来延缓衰老,AG娱乐进化生物学家Daniel E. Lieberman.


  • 不要放盐,拿香蕉

    Less sodium and more potassium could be key to lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Better understand food

Our Harvard experts explain the latest studies on nutrition and diet.

Go greener

Our Office for Sustainability empowers everyone to be stewards of the future by translating research into practice.

Learn something new

Expand your knowledge and explore new topics with these videos and podcasts.

‘Harvard Explains’

This ongoing video series aims to explain how everything works.

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