5 Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Joelle Klein by Joelle Klein | February 12th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness | tags: avocado, chocolate, food, foodie, fruits, good fats, greens, health, healthy habits, healthy-eating, heart, heart health, heart month, mango, nuts, olive-oil, salmon, spice, spices, wine

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than making sure your heart is strong and healthy? February is Heart Month so it’s a great time to focus on all facets of your heart, whether it’s about love or health. And, fortunately, foods that are good for your heart tend to be good for your head, too. It’s all about keeping your heart pumping properly and making sure your arteries are clog-free. Here are five food types you should be consuming to keep your heart healthy.

6 Ways to Be Active with the One You Love

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | February 6th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home, Relationships, Weight Loss | tags: active, ballroom dancing, boyfriend, coffee, couples, dance, date activities, date ideas, date night, Fitness, girlfriend, Habitat for Humanity, health, hiking, husband, kick-boxing, kickboxing, lose-weight, love, movies, restaurant, romance, romantic, sex, significant other, The Special Olympics, Valentines Day, volunteer, walking, weight-loss, wife, wine, Yoga

Planning and scheduling time with those you love is obviously crucial to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. We are all so busy these days that it’s always a good idea to schedule time to reconnect.

If you’re like most people, your dates/special times are based on “calories consumed,” whether that means eating at a new restaurant, getting snacks at a movie, meeting for a fancy coffee or a glass of wine after work. These things can be great ideas for spending time together but once in a while why not try  looking at the opportunity to be with those you love a little differently?

Plan your time with loved ones based on “calories burned.” What I mean is to pick activities to do together that are focused on being active and expending calories.

The Real Secret to Healthy Aging

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | May 18th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Detox, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss | tags: dr. mark hyman, health, longevity, Mark Hyman, mitochondria, resveratrol, UltraWellness, wellness, wine

“Live to 120 years old by eating as much as you want and drinking lots of red wine!”

That’s the intriguing finding of a recent study from Harvard researcher David Sinclair and his group.

Boxed Wine: Tacky or Eco-Trendy?

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | February 12th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: bag-in-box, boxed wine, carbon-footprint, food miles, wine

I am no wine snob. Most of the time, I pick the bottle that has the best label and isn’t shipped from another continent (to reduce carbon miles).

Still, I was a little surprised when I went to a small dinner party a couple of weeks ago and watched my host fill my glass of red wine from a box.

Living Roundup: Yoga at the Border, Summer Wines & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | June 27th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: cfls, child, mexico, safety, summer, wine, Yoga

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.

Yoga Class Held Through Border Fence

Your Favorite Wine: Red, White or Green?

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | October 11th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: favorite, organic, organic wine, wine

Like many people, I don’t necessarily know a lot about wine, but I do know what I like. I know that I prefer Pinot Noir over Merlot, and that my favorite Chardonnays are the buttery, oaky ones from California. When I’m shopping for wine or ordering at a restaurant, I tend to look for producers that I’ve had before and liked, or for wines that are from the handful of vineyards I’ve actually been to.