Holiday Links: How to Green Your Holidays, 10 Ways to Give Back, Fitness and Traveling

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | December 19th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

How to Have a Green Christmas

For a season so focused on family, it’s amazing that, during Christmas, so many of us overlook our Mother Earth. For those who want to celebrate in a more eco-friendly style, here are some tips to help you green your holiday traditions. (Beliefnet)

The Greening of the Blue and Silver

A great list of ways to celebrate eco-consciously and make hannukah a little greener this season. (EcoSalon)

Mind-Body Fitness

Habits of Fit People: Work Out When You Travel

If you’re traveling, a good workout can help you relax, maintain your sleep routine (which is often disrupted due to jet lag or travel), and reduce stress. If you’re on vacation or holiday, working out each day may remind you to think twice before indulging in every rich food or drink that crosses your path (or at least help undo the extra calories people tend to take in while vacationing). (DailySpark)

Hot Fitness Trends For New Year

Group says boot camp-style fitness plans expected to hold top spot. Kettlebell training — iron weights traditionally used in Russia to develop whole body fitness and core strength — also made the list. (CBS Health)

Health & Wellness

8 Ways to Green Your Holiday Cooking

Cooking during the holidays can be a stressful event. You may have to learn new recipes, accommodate extra guests and prepare additional courses. With all this work, eco-friendliness may take a backseat to culinary perfection. But with all this fuss, you can still set an extra place at the table for Mr. Green this holiday season. (Earth911)

Personal Growth

Ten Ways to Help the World This Holiday Season

The giving season isn’t just about exchanging gifts with friends and family, or watching your kids eagerly check the contents of their stockings to see what Santa brought them. While the holidays are the perfect time to share presents with the people that you love, this time of year also provides a great opportunity to give back to your community and your world. Here are ten ways that you can spread the cheer this holiday season. (Razoo)


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