Health & Fitness

Maria’s Five Favorites: Health & Healing

Toxic chemicals are all around us—in our foods, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, soaps, and lawn and garden products. These chemicals (in “fragrance,” BPA, phthalates, and other ingredients) harm our bodies and our earth. And when it comes to healing ourselves, often many of us are reaching out to what is ultimately a toxic product. But what […]

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Thaw Your Body, Mind, and Soul with a Winterized Yoga Practice

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus, French Nobel Prize–winning author […]

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8 Toxic Products to Ban from Your Home Today

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Many of us made health and wellness resolutions this New Year—eat better, skip the junk food, sign up for yoga classes. One resolution we should ALL make is to create a nontoxic home in 2015. Just as there are health consequences from eating lots of […]

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Bath, Body, Mind

by the Rodale’s team After the holidays, winter’s dark days and cold nights can sneak their way into our hearts and minds, which is why it’s the most important time of year to take a little “me” time to thaw away the blues. And what better way to relax and recharge than at the spa? […]

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Congress Is Up to Something

 by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research If you think health insurance should be affordable and you didn’t get a 65 percent raise over the last two years, keep reading! Congress is up to something, and only you can prevent it from happening. Even though the upcoming Supreme Court decision about […]

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5 Steps for Sticking with Your New Year’s Resolution

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know the drill: Across the nation, so many of you have done the annual end-of-year ritual of critical self-examination followed by the careful crafting of lofty health goals you resolve […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: New Year, New You!

Happy 2015, everyone! Since so many make fitness- and health-related resolutions each year, I’ve put together a list of my favorite earth-friendly workout gear to help get you excited about lacing up those running shoes and jumping into a new year and a new you! 1. At-Home Resistance Toning Kit. Sculpt a lean body at […]

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Why All States Should All Have a New York State of Mind

  Photo by Adam Welz/CREDO/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Where were you when New York banned fracking? December 17, 2014, has now joined the list of “where were you when” moments for everyone involved in the fight to end fracking in the U.S. Based on an […]

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