Health is sexy no matter how you cut it. So why does everyone suspend their devotion to all things organic and natural during Valentine’s Day? I’m referring to all of the processed candy, plastic doo dads and nylon under things we buy every year. It seems that we are all so busy with trying to come up with gifts for our beloved that we forget that there are plenty of ways that we can maintain and enhance health while getting in touch with our sensual, sexy sides. Here are a few ideas to help you keep things eco-friendly this year whether you are indulging yourself or your lover.
It is definitely true…in the United States we like to diet. In fact, according to Marketdata, approximately 108 million people in the U.S. dieted in 2013 and collectively we spend over a billion dollars on weight loss programs each year. As we think back to all of the diet fads and food trends that made headlines, most of us are quick to throw out the old and welcome the new.
During the late 1990s, Dr. Robert Atkins revolutionized the world with his popular lifestyle and diet books titled, “New Diet Revolution”. The diet helped millions of people suffering from blood sugar issues, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular implications from excessive glucose and overboard insulin responses.
We all know that mono cropping, herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers are depleting the soil of minerals and trace elements, which we need in our foods to stay healthy. Humans need such elements as phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, sodium, chloride, and potassium for our basic survival. To consume the same amount of minerals and trace elements as our parents did during their childhood, we would need to eat at least 35% more food. What we need is a more efficient source of minerals and trace elements.
Winter’s cold-weather leaves us sniffling, sneezing, nutrient-deprived and a bit blue, so heading for the supplement aisle in search of the perfect vitamin, supplement or medicine is a fairly common approach. One of the biggest mistakes made during the cold-weather season is running to the nearest drug store without doing your research first!
If there is one thing I took away from the recent NeoCon East Conference & Expo in Baltimore, held October 29–31, 2014, it’s that workplaces are getting healthier! Joan Blumenfeld, the firm-wide Design Director for Interiors and Principle at Perkins+Will says, “It’s because people recognize that healthy workplaces make people more productive. It’s not revolutionary…it's evolutionary. Being conscious is half of the issue.”