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Fall Fitness Tips

by Manjari Fergusson

Now that it’s finally cooling down after our mega hot summer, exercising outdoors is finally more appealing.  And with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, staying in shape may be an even higher priority, so you can enjoy holiday fare without the extra weight gain. Below are some tips to keep you fit all season long.

Great time to hike. There’s a plethora of hikes all over the State. Here are a few of the best on Maui and Oahu that you can look up online:

Oahu: Manana Trail, Nuuanu Trail, Judd Trail, Maunawili Falls, Manoa Falls.

Kombucha for Health

by Manjari Fergusson

By now, you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the popular fermented beverage that’s taken the health world by storm. The slightly slimy, vinegar-like concoction of tea, yeast and bacteria isn’t new; in fact, some believe it’s been around since the year 220 B.C. in Manchura.1

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

by Manjari Fergusson

Working the nine-to-five grind, or being a fulltime student, can leave you with little energy to put time into the gym at the end of your day (unless you’re one of those people who rise with the sun and get it out of the way early!). But here’s some good news: a study released last month has found that even five minutes a day of vigorous physical activity can have far-reaching benefits.

7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

by Tracy Rohland

Celebrate American Heart Month and start your journey toward a healthier heart with these seven simple tips...

  1. Go Vegetarian. Adopting a plant-based diet can have a huge effect on the health of your heart. Because a vegetarian diet is typically lower in cholesterol, excess protein and saturated fat, and higher in fiber, it is a natural component of a healthy heart. Read this month’s Feature Article for further information about the correlation between meat-eating and heart disease.

Healthy Gifts for a Happy Mother

by Manjari Fergusson

On the hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas? Whether you’re a mother wanting to treat yourself, or whether you want to show love to your own mother, here are some gifts for mothers of all ages:

1. Enjoy an at-home spa treatment with bath essentials, including natural sponges, facial products, cosmetics, essential oils, candles, bath salts, and relaxing music. Treat yourself or make a spa-basket to give your mother. Down to Earth has some great brands to choose from, including Emani Vegan Cosmetics, Gabriel Cosmetics, Andalou, Mychelle and John Masters.

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