Ways to Maximize the Benefits of Your Yoga Practice at Home

Since recent statistics show about 36 million Americans currently doing yoga, it’s clear that people are really embracing the practice. In fact, this number is expected to grow to as much as 50 million by 2021. If you’ve already dipped your toe in the water but aren’t able to attend class due to pandemic restrictions, you can bring your yoga practice to a higher level at home by taking advantage of certain tools.

Put Technology to Work

Since you’re not able to take regular classes at your yoga studio, you’ll need to consider other options. Many studios are offering online classes during the pandemic, but if your studio isn’t, you’ll need to find a type of yoga and level of practice that suits your abilities and preferences.

A streaming media player is a great alternative for these times when you can’t leave the house for class. Choose a compatible player and you can access different apps that connect you with...

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Boost Your Immune System & Prevent Colds and Viruses

There’s a lot of buzz out there right now about the coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s finally reached the level of a pandemic (which simply means “an outbreak of a new pathogen that spreads easily from person to person across the globe” not necessarily that it’s deadly; you may remember that the World Health Organization declared a flu pandemic in 2009) and is spreading with more and more cases being reported in the United States. Add to that the fact that it’s still cold & flu season and it’s a fabulous idea to both boost your immune system and do what you can to avoid illness. Today we’ll give you the facts about the coronavirus, the difference between a cold and a virus, plus tips for boosting your immune system and staying healthy!

WHAT IS COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are actually a large family of viruses. They can cause anything from the common cold to something like SARS. COVID-19 is simply a new (or novel) coronavirus, meaning a new...

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Travel Tips for Staying Healthy

Ohhhhh the chaos of holiday travel!  I mean… the fun!  Yes, that’s what I meant to say.  With my entire extended family on the opposite side of the US, I have been traveling during the holidays every year, (across the US, with three kids in tow) for the past 15 years.  I love traveling… it’s one of my biggest passions. I have picked up many tricks and strategies for staying healthy while traveling (whether you have kids in tow or not) and want to share some of them with you.

Several years ago, when my kids were younger, I felt like EVERY time we traveled, someone got sick. And I’m not talking about a runny nose – I’m talking about the crazy stuff like vomiting, diarrhea and “full-blown virus disasters”.

Vomiting, diarrhea, Montezuma’s revenge from food poisoning, and sneaky viruses can all ruin your trip away from home. Some of these (like food poisoning) can cause serious digestive system issues that...

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EWG’S 2017 DIRTY DOZEN LIST

It’s that time of year again – time for the Environmental Work Group (EWG)’s Dirty Dozen list! What’s the Dirty Dozen list? It’s the EWG’s yearly list that singles out produce with the highest load of pesticide residue, and it serves as a solid reminder that we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to cleaning up the food system. What did they find out this year? Well…this year, the annual report found that almost 70% of 48 non-organic samples tested positive for AT LEAST one pesticide. (And in many cases, the numbers were much higher.) The USDA found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples it analyzed. The pesticides persisted on fruits and vegetables even when they were washed and, in some cases, peeled. Example: a single strawberry sample harbored 20 different pesticide residues. Example: Researches found DDT, a neurotoxic insecticide banned in the U.S., in an...

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