As our population ages, health concerns among the Baby Boom generation affect all of us in some way. So what if there was a natural way to help lower blood pressure, increase activity and ward off depression for seniors? There is - pet ownership. That's right, a number of studies by respected researchers have proved the positive benefits the Boomers derive from the companionship of a pet. That's why animal rescue shelters across the nation encourage pet adoptions by members of this generation. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
There are a myriad of spas across the United States that boldly make the claim of being a 'green' spa, but the fact is, the vast majority aren't. The main reason that a great number of spas can make the claim is because at present, there aren't really any guidelines or specific definitions with regard to the use of the word 'natural.'
One spa however is trying to change the gray area of what it means to be 'green' by practicing what it calls "Greenistics" which they define as 'a comprehensive approach toward being environmentally proactive.' Absolute Nirvana Spa, located in Santa Fe New Mexico is one of the most comprehensively green spas in the country.
Climate change. Global warming. Sustainability. These were the buzz words of 2007. Most people now accept that global warming is a reality and are faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of minimizing their carbon footprint. Two Portland moms are trying to help parents make those changes one step at a time through their Weblog, EnviroMom.com. Launched in February 2007, EnviroMom emphasizes 'baby steps' as a method for embracing larger lifestyle changes.
With just about every company trying to green its products, services and internal operations these days, there has never been a better time to find a green job. Jobs in eco-advocacy and in "hands on" environmental work such as pollution cleanup and land use planning are more abundant than ever. And green issues are driving the creation of new jobs in many other vocations as well.
ORG (www.orghomesolutions.com) – a company that manufactures a complete line of home organization products – has expanded its product line with ORG EcoElements™ – environmentally friendly products that include Standard Panels that are 100% recycled material and Plus Panels that are also 100% recycled material but with no added urea formaldehyde. ORG panels are the basic products used to build organization systems for closets, the kitchen, home office, pantry, laundry room, and the garage.
Along with replacing your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents and driving your car less, upgrading to greener furniture is one of the healthiest things you can do for your family and the planet. Most furniture is made with wood from the tropics, so the chair you are now sitting in may have played a role in rainforest deforestation, loss of wildlife habitat, even global warming (cutting forests releases carbon dioxide). Also, furniture is often full of chemicals that release unhealthy fumes into your home.
Liz Lovely Inc, a Vermont-based, nationally distributed cookie maker has re-released their entire line of cookies as Certified Organic, Certified Fair Trade and Certified Vegan. This is the first nationally distributed product in this segment to acquire all three certifications. The suggested retail price of the cookies has not changed: $3.99 to $4.39 for "2 big ones".
Yoga can be many things. It is first, an ancient philosophy originating 5,000 years ago in India. The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "union". Hatha Yoga means "yoga for health", and is the physical aspect of the practice. It renews, invigorates and heals the body. Simply, yoga is a physical and psychological discipline seeking balance. In yoga we seek to balance the mind, body and spirit.