The idea of changing up our lives and homes in a major way to live a greener existence is tempting for those of us who are, well, let’s just say it — freaking the hell out about the state of our planet. Replace all the plastic! Ditch all the toxins! Go vegan! Get solar! via GIPHY But, even though the motivation there is no joke — seriously, just look at how much trash you can save in a year with these swaps — the fact is that trying to make loads of big changes, all at once, doesn’t tend to…

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Every year, as Earth Day approaches, I find myself paying a little extra attention to the ways — both big and small — that I can help protect our environment. I try to bike or walk instead of drive when possible, I always bring reusable bags when I go to the supermarket, and when my friends and I are at the beach, we don’t leave until we’ve each picked up at least three pieces of trash. But the one thing that all of us can probably do more of, no matter where we live or what our daily lives look…

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When you head to your fitness facility, you’re pursuing health and wellness through exercise. But there’s a possibility that your efforts at the gym could actually hinder your vitality by exposing you to pollution and toxins. via GIPHY This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go to the gym! Still, a few mindful considerations regarding how you pick your gym, workout clothing and equipment may help improve your health and quality of life. Air pollution might not be on your radar at your local gym, but clean air is a crucial component to wellness. And factors restricting air flow and boosting carbon…

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We always love checking out products from new (at least, new-to-us!) brands that align with the values we hold dear — especially when the products in question are truly revolutionary. Recently, we’ve had the chance to give two products that check all the boxes a try: the ridgeback yoga mat and the FABSOUL Go With The Flow Yoga Leggings. Here’s what you should know about these innovative products — and, of course, what we thought about ’em! ridgeback yoga mat If you do heated (or hot) yoga, I’m betting you use a yoga towel so that you don’t slip around…

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You know what I love about meal kit delivery services? The convenience — and the ability to make food that’s usually really delicious in a pretty minimal amount of time with zero grocery store shopping. You know what I don’t love about most meal kit delivery services? The waste. OMG, from the plastic to the styrofoam — it’s just something I can’t ignore. So when I got the chance to try Green Chef for a week, I jumped at it. Besides getting recipes and ingredients for healthy meals (and ones that can be gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, omnivore, and more), the…

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Today’s guest post comes from Abby Langer, registered dietitian and owner of Abby Langer Nutrition . Her philosophy is that it’s best to eat real food, not diet junk, and it’s the quality of your food that matters, not the calories. No wonder we jumped at the chance to have her share her thoughts on food prep! We all know that meal prep is one of the most convenient ways to make healthy eating a habit throughout the week. After all, it’s much easier to ignore your favorite restaurant down the road or the temptation to dive into the office…

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Environmentalism and clean living go together like peanut butter and jelly, mimosas and brunch, yin and yang. Here are three small ways you can make a positive environmental impact. Cut the Meat According to research by Oxford Martin School, the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet would cut food-related emissions by 63 percent and potentially improve our health. While expecting the world to go full veggie may not be realistic, we can certainly be more aware of our meat consumption. Further, food scientists are developing “lab-grown meat.” While the concept of eating meat produced by a lab may sound gross,…

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