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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.

5 Myths About Sun Protection

by Manjari Fergusson

While it seems like it’s summertime year-round here in Hawaii, that also means we’re exposed to the sun more – and now that we know the effects this can have on our skin, including skin cancer and age spots, it’s vital that we effectively protect ourselves.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 2 million people are diagnosed in the U.S. every year with nearly 4 million skin cancers that are not melanoma.1

Stay Fit this Summer!

by Tandis Bishop

Summer is a great motivator to get fit and healthy as we do our best to look great in swim wear on the beach!  With the beautiful weather and the many opportunities to take advantage of both indoor and outdoor activities, it’s easy to get into shape and stay healthy. If we're not careful, however, summer can also be our ruin!  In addition to vacation parties, barbeques, ice-cream, cold sugary drinks, and other not-so healthy foods, summer's hot weather can make us reluctant to exercise.  Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and fit during the summer.

Get Active! Even a Little Shows Great Benefits!

by Tandis Bishop

With our everyday busy schedules, physical exercise is an activity or for some, a task, that only occurs if and when we can make time for it. For many Americans, it’s not a part of our lifestyle but only a concept that you know would be good to do but realistically never happens. Physical inactivity is a major public health problem, and convincing evidence shows that it contributes to several chronic diseases and conditions. As a nation we have dug ourselves into a big hole of inactivity. Now is the time to pull ourselves out of it!

It’s not an option:

Healthy Lunches for Busy Families

by Manjari Fergusson

With today’s busy schedules, it can be challenging to eat healthy meals at work or while on-the-go. Too often we find ourselves grabbing convenience foods which may not be the healthiest option. However, you can enjoy healthy snacks and lunches with just a little pre-planning and preparation. Below are some ideas you can incorporate to make it just a little bit easier to eat healthy during the busy work week.

  1. Hummus-Veggie Wrap

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