For Better Health, Try Fitness From the Inside Out

A career in health journalism has taught me that when it comes to living well, it’s the inner workout that counts the most.

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A career in health journalism has taught me that when it comes to living well, it’s the inner workout that counts the most.

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By Tara Parker-Pope

When I first started writing about health more than 20 years ago, my columns mostly focused on the physical body: A healthy diet, exercise and screening for disease were regular topics.

But over the years, the health lessons that have stayed with me haven’t been about physical change. The biggest improvements in my own health and well-being have come from inner fitness.