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Health & Beauty

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Health & Beauty

Green Your Yoga – Mat

As the dreary winter months have me craving feel-good endorphins wherever I can get ‘em I’m discovering one way to feel a little more chipper is yoga. (There’s just something about most yoga instructors voices that makes you feel happy and grateful – even with all the slushy snow on the ground. ) A simple way to green your healthful habit?
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Tea Time: 4 Simple Ways to Green Your Habit

Did you know tea is the second most consumed beverage next to water in the US? If you’re a tea drinker you probably know its health benefits are numerous. Most teas contain high levels of antioxidants. And, tea has been said to help lower bad cholesterol and may even help heart disease. How can you make a good choice even better? Here's 4 ways to green your tea habit:
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Is Organic Wine Better?

It's no secret that 'organic' just sounds better. Many people easily make the transition to buying organic produce, but we often get asked what's really the payoff to switching to less-obvious organic products? Let's take wine for example (after all the holidays are coming up and for some that means 'social lubrication' is on the incline!) What makes organic wine special?
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How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

Tis the season… to lather up on the sunscreen before heading out and fight off sun damage. We’ve heard the major health risks of going unprotected in the sun (skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkles.) But despite sunblocks major health benefits, many leading brands are still made with ingredients that are potentially harmful to the environment. What should you watch out for?
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Try Lithe Method for a unique, eco-friendly workout

Tired of your typical exercise routine? Looking for a workout that appeases your green conscience? Lithe fitness studios in Rittenhouse Square, Northern Liberties (and now Ardmore) are a perfect antidote. The Lithe Method incorporates some elements of Pilates, Yoga and Dance. But it’s no ordinary workout. I’ve taken Pilates - Trust me, this is BETTER. Why?
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11 Keys to Reduce your Snow Sport Footprint

Whether you're struggling down the green circles or tumbling down the black diamonds (or the China Bowl, in my case...) the love of snow impacts the environment. Good news is many ski resorts are working hard to combat climate change, and you can do your part to minimize your carbon footprint on the slopes. Here's 11 ways to help the environment while skiing & snowboarding:
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Be green, lose weight in '09

American’s #1 New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. Sure, there’s some variations ... Such as "get fit, be healthier, make better food choices and then there are those who get specific - consume less than X number of calories everyday, cut out candy and chocolate, stop eating standing up etc." But the theme is we're resolving to lose weight in '09 (and '08 and '07...) This is the week I notice a shift in those around me in their approach to food and exercise. Co-workers that ran for the holiday treats in December now hold up their bag of carrot sticks and mutter “no thanks” to the leftover seasonal baked goods. My gym parking lot becomes impossible to get a spot in (though why not park two blocks away – it is exercise to walk over) and the battle to get a treadmill is fierce. But no complaining, I commend any efforts to take better care of ourselves. And it’s no mystery why people recommit themselves to these goals year after year. According to an article by Business Week this past August adult obesity rates have doubled since 1980, from 15% to 30%, and two-thirds of U.S. adults are now considered overweight or obese. That’s a pretty scary stat. But there’s a very real connection between getting healthier (read: slimmer!) and living green. As Julie pointed out in 10 Green New Years Resolutions in '09, there's plenty of simple fixes that go a long way. Here are some specific steps you can take to conquer your green and health resolution simultaneously:
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