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Fitness Trends – The Latest Buzz

I have always felt that one of the biggest challenges of sticking to a fitness routine wasn’t committing my time or energy, but rather battling the boredom that eventually comes with same old, tired workout. Apparently, I am not alone in this thought because it seems there is always a new hot trend to tempt us off the couch and into our workout gear.  This isn’t a new phenomenon. Fitness trends from the Thigh Master of the nineties to Hot Yoga of the new millennia, have sparked renewed interest and commitment to fitness for decades. Whether you are the type...

April 17, 2017 by Angela Irish

Waging War on Wrinkles

There are so many things to love about celebrating another year on the calendar. As we age, we gently fine tune ourselves, gain wisdom and learn to appreciate our life experiences. If there is one thing about aging that makes many of us cringe and attempt to stop the hands of time, however, it is the growing presence of wrinkles. Personally, I feel that some wrinkles aren’t all that bad. I love soft, wrinkly newborn skin, and wrinkles are adorable on pugs. However, when I look in the mirror and see those first fine lines making their way to the...

April 13, 2017 by Angela Irish

Make Your Workout Greener

Here we are about a third of the way through the year, which means you have had a few months to either make good on those New Year’s resolutions, or let them quietly slip to the sidelines of life. One of the greatest things about spring is that it gives us the chance to start fresh once again, to recharge ourselves and welcome positive, healthy change. Spring is also the time of year when we realize that the season of short sleeves, bare legs and bathing suits is right around the corner. All of this can fuel you with fresh...

April 10, 2017 by Angela Irish

Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

At this point in the year, it feels safe to say that we have landed safely in the welcoming arms of spring and we have just a couple more months to go before the sunny balminess of summer is upon us. One of my favorite things to look forward to as warmer weather approaches are the many ways that garden fresh herbs can breathe new vibrancy into my culinary creations. However, the beauty of freshly grown herbs doesn’t stop there. Fresh herbs can be used for teas, as aromatics and for natural health and beauty remedies. What is even better...

April 10, 2017 by Angela Irish

Environmental Toxins and Your Skin

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and while you may strive to take good care of it, it can be easy to take it for granted and forget all that it does for you daily. Your skin’s primary function is to protect you. However, just like any brave warrior, that means that your skin is the first on the front line against all potential harms, including ones that you can’t always see. Unfortunately, this also means that your skin is going to suffer from some damage in its primary protector role, and the main source of this...

April 06, 2017 by Angela Irish

Astaxanthin

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of decades, chances are that you are familiar with antioxidants. You probably know that they are essential for keeping your body healthy, warding off chronic illness and helping your skin become radiant and youthful looking. Being armed with this knowledge, you might make a point of including antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, taking supplements and checking the labels of your skin care products for some of the more popular antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and green tea extract. Just when you think that you know everything...

March 27, 2017 by Angela Irish

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

It is that time of year when, after months of cold, wintery doldrums, we excitedly look toward spring. With spring comes more sunshine and warmer temperatures, but there is another aspect of the season that attractive. Spring is a time of renewal, birth and new possibilities. It is a time when we can look around us and take in the wonders of the natural cycles of Mother Earth. It only makes sense that springtime is when we celebrate Earth Day, a day to show our gratitude and appreciation for the beauty and bounty of this planet that we live on....

March 24, 2017 by Angela Irish

Green Cleaning 101

I don’t know about you, but I feel like a freshly cleaned home is one of the great pleasures of day to day life. It is refreshing and soothing at the same time. It calms my mind to clear out the clutter and debris of daily living and enjoy my beautiful clean surroundings. Granted, my idea of what defines clean has changed over the time. When I was younger, the smell of pine scented cleaning products and a hint of bleach was what I associated with clean. Then at some point I came to realize that to “smell” the clean,...

March 14, 2017 by Angela Irish

Portion Control: The Key to Healthy Eating

The last time you dined out at a restaurant did you carefully scan the menu, looking for the healthiest option, or at least something that wasn’t going to make you wish you had worn looser clothing? You might have gone with the grilled chicken instead of the fried, or maybe you had the pasta primavera instead of the alfredo. Your plate arrived and it was pleasantly full, beckoning you to enjoy every last healthy morsel. The problem is that even the healthiest options on a typical restaurant menu often carry a caloric price tag of at least half, if not...

March 08, 2017 by Angela Irish

Dry Brushing

Many people make a point of taking great care of the skin on their face. After all, it is the first thing that people are likely to notice about you, and the health of your skin can greatly impact how you feel about yourself. Who doesn’t want to look and feel as radiantly beautiful as possible? As important as the skin on our faces is, however, it represents only a small part of the organ that covers our bodies. For many of us, the extent of our body skin care is to use a little lotion or oil after the...

March 06, 2017 by Angela Irish