Health Tips

Health Tips from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

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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!).

Tips for a Healthy School Year

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You can help your children develop healthy habits early on that will benefit them throughout their life. Here are some tips for you to model and encourage your kids as they begin the new school year.

5 Myths About Sun Protection

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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.

Stay Fit this Summer!

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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.

Get Active! Even a Little Shows Great Benefits!

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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.

6 Simple Tips for Sustainable Living

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What is sustainability? The point of living in a sustainable manner is to make sure resources we rely on can continue to exist… such as water, land, trees and energy, not to mention your own health, time and money. Here are some tips that can help you be a more conscientious consumer.

Support Locally Grown Foods & Products

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Down to Earth is a proud supporter of local farmers and vendors. For over 30 years we have made it a priority to offer local products to our customers. Check out some of our local favorites – you can pick these up at any of our stores:

Healthy Lunches for Busy Families

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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.

Meet Some Plant-Based Meat Replacements

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Who says that eating a plant-based diet means missing out on your favorite foods and living off salads? A common misconception among those interested in eating a plant-based diet is that they will have to say goodbye to many of their favorite dishes, especially local and cultural ones.

Eight Foods for your Heart

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Along with eating a plant-based diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, plant-proteins (like legumes, tofu, nuts and seeds) instead of meat-proteins, and along with consuming healthy fats, here is a list of foods that studies have specifically shown may help protect against heart disease.