Spring Links: Vegan Recipes for Lent, Piloxing & an Airport Serenade

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | March 11th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth

From time to time, we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live fit, live healthy, live green and live happy. Here are our latest finds, just in time for Spring! From wild new workout hybrids to sweet-smelling charities, we’re sure you’ll find something to pique your interest.

Mind-Body Fitness

Two Great Things That Work You Out Together

Have you heard of Piloxing? No, it’s not a new zit cream. It’s actually a workout combination of Pilates and boxing. Piloxing.com claims, “Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape, using a class format that’s both fun and challenging.” Sounds like something we might write for a new Gaiam fitness DVD, but everyone enjoys a change of fitness pace. Have you tried Piloxing? Let us know what you think! (Piloxing)

Green Living

Make Your Own Fast & Fancy Oatmeal

Not only does The Simple Dollar provide a case study on the cost savings of making your own oatmeal-to-go, they give you recipes! Create knockoffs of your favorite flavors found in commercial oatmeal packets for a fraction of the cost (and calories). (TheSimpleDollar)

Compassion Never Smelled So Good

In their new Acqua for Life campaign, Giorgio Armani invites fans to help support the UNICEF Tap Project. For every ‘like’ on Facebook or bottle of fragrance purchased, they’ll donate $1 — which can provide a child with safe drinking water for 40 days. (AcquaForLife)

Personal Growth

Looking at the World Through Clear-Colored Glasses

Love this bittersweet Elephant Journal blog post from Scott Robinson about loss of innocence as we grow up and how we should strive to see the world as it is, not colored by our own thoughts, desires or remembrances. (ElephantJournal)

Skip the Prescription: Open the Photo Album

This is so interesting, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy. It’s great when science reminds us of the importance of family and relationships. (Blisstree)

Health & Wellness

How to Tune Up Your Circadian Rhythm For Spring

Has your circadian rhythm — the tiny master clock structure in our brain that is filled with nerve cells and is the pattern of sleep and awake cycles, affected by light — been a bit off with the change in seasons? Read these tips from FitSugar to get back on track this spring. (FitSugar)

Vegan Recipes for Lent

This week marks the beginning of Lent, when many of us choose to abstain from meat or dairy products until Easter. Hearty vegan dishes are perfect for the season and these Lenten recipes are Mediterranean with Middle Eastern and North African flavors. (NYTimes)

And a feel-good link just for kicks:

Cyndi Lauper Sings to Stranded Airline Passengers (Mashable)


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