Category Archives: Health

Ethical Shopping

Author and journalist Stephanie Hepburn has founded Good Cloth, an ethical online clothing shop, as her way to make change in the garment industry and spread awareness on the topic of labor exploitation in a positive way. The shop includes designers who equally care about aesthetics, ethical sourcing and supply chain transparency.

Dancing: Good For The Body And Mind. Health & Fitness Magazine

It’s no surprise that dancing reaps positive health benefits for the body. It increases lung capacity; strengthens the heart, bones and muscles; and increases flexibility, balance and coordination. It also functions as a neurological lubricant for the brain as split-decisions made while dancing stimulate the brain and, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, it lowers the risk of dementia.

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Five natural cleaners that are tough on dirt. Times-Picayune

When it comes to choosing a cleaning product, the deciding factor is often as much about what is not in the product as what is. Many common household cleaning ingredients raise worries about irritants and the environment. Fortunately, natural cleaners are becoming more affordable and effective, and do-it-yourself formulas are easier than ever. Here are five that stand up to even serious dirt and grime.

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Exercise essentials. Times-Picayune

Maybe you’re already off and running on your now week-old resolution to get fit. Or maybe you need some help staying committed to your goals. Either way, the right gear can ensure you’re exercising efficiently and progressing. Here, five local personal trainers share their favorite fitness items.

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WISH: Regular handwashing is good for fighting the flu, but can lead to dry, cracked skin. Stephanie Hepburn, The Times-Picayune

This fall, fears of the swine flu have even non-germaphobes clinging to bottles of antibacterial gel. The key to keeping healthy, doctors say, is regular hand-washing.

But soap and water and hand-sanitizers can make skin dry and scratchy. So we turned to New Orleans dermatologist Dr. Mary Lupo for a few tips on keeping germs at bay without doing too much damage to our epidermis.

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