Spring is here which means its time for a deep cleaning of your home. It is a satisfying way to prepare for the warm weather and fresh up after a long winter inside. Here are some tips to get the best out of your spring cleaning. De-Clutter Taking some time every so often to de-clutter your items is a great way to stay organize and be more efficient. Studies have also shown that a disorganized home can lead to increased stress. Getting rid of items can help release weight off your shoulders and help you start the year off fresh.
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Sure, you can cleanse your body, but what about your home? The average household can contain between 500 and 1,000 chemicals. Give your sanctuary a clean sweep with these toxin-busting tips. Crack a window. Ventilate your place periodically to keep fresh air circulating. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Avoid plastic. Toxic chemicals can leach from wear and tear, as well as heat, on plastic. Try to replace plastic containers with glass or steel ones. And go easy on microwaving food in plastic. Dust and vacuum often. Dust bunnies attract chemicals and toxins.
It’s winter. Why is it so hard to get off the sofa? Here are 5 proven ways to stay motivated to move. Wake up early. According to a study published in Health Pscychology, morning is the best time to develop a health habit. Why? Because your cortisol levels are higher, giving you a natural rev of energy. As the day goes on, decisions and activities can slowly start to erode your willpower. Get it out of the way first thing, no excuses. Find a buddy or two. Research shows that people who work out with a partner exert more effort and
The cheese platter. It’s one of nature’s essential crowd pleasers. Here’s a classic spread that’s sure to be a hit at your next party, get-together or Friday night dinner substitution. Step 1: Select the cheeses When choosing your cheeses, think contrasting textures and flavors, from soft to firm, and sweet to pungent. Firm: Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, Mimolette, Fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano Semi-Soft: Constant Bliss, Morbier, Taleggio, Vacherin, Reblochon Double- or Triple-Cream: Saint-Andre, Camembert, Brie, Brillant-Savarin Blue-Veined: Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Bleu de Bresse Goats and Sheep’s Milk: Brebis Pyrenees, Humboldt Fog If you need inspiration, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite: Mitica
When the dust settles on the holidays, it’s time to get away. Sometimes forty-eight hours of fun is all it takes to relax and revive. Here are five quick trips to get the job done. Salt Lake City, UT Foodies and artisanal boozers will find much to love in Salt Lake City, where friendly people, great dining and outdoor adventure reign supreme. Make your way through the city’s copious craft breweries and distilleries by night. Then dry out during the day by skiing Snowbird, Alta or Brighton mountains. Non-snowbirds can hop the Trax light rial to the Red Butte Garden,
You’ve decided you want to travel more next year, but you want something different, something inspired. Here are five trending spots experts are saying you’ll want to put on your radar. Morocco Morocco is becoming more mainstream. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, according to CNN Travel, and the country is making a push to attract tourists for its rich history and intense natural beauty. Get lost in the vibrant alleyways, spice-market smells and lively bazaars of bustling, chaotic Marrakech. Then head to the ancient Kasbah in Ouarzazate to enjoy its unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Hike between Berber villages
Epoque has a variety of opportunities to come together, get out and explore, and experience something new. Our extensive list of happenings, both on and off-site, are tailored to all – fitness enthusiasts, social butterflies, outdoors lovers, and serenity-seekers alike. Choose from cooking classes, mountain biking, yoga classes, wine tasting, nature hikes, and so much more! Take advantage of all that Golden, Colorado has to offer and sign up for one – or all – of our upcoming resident events! See what upcoming events are in store at Epoque Golden this March!
More and more people are taking home DNA tests to better understand their health risks. But do the tests do more harm than good? Here’s what to consider. Direct-to-consumer genetic DNA testing is booming. As more and more consumers are taking advantage of convenient home tests such as 23andme and Helix to learn about their health, the process has gotten easier, faster and more affordable. But the results are far from definitive—and the emotional cons may outweigh the pros. It’s important to speak with your doctor before deciding if a home test is right for you. How it works Once
Sure it adds tone and definition to muscles, but that’s just the beginning of what this strength-building superpower can do for your future. Tight abs and sculpted arms aren’t the only benefit of resistance training—the process of using free weights, weight machines, resistance bands and even the weight of your own body to build muscles. There’s also growing evidence that it can slow down the aging process in myriad and profound ways. It keeps you sharp. Building up muscle strength may lead to better brain function. Some research suggests that regular strength training and aerobic exercise help improve thinking and
Wearable technology has become a norm in today’s society with new styles, brands and types coming out every few months. Here are some of the best wearable tech for 2018, reviewed by CNet. Apple Watch Series 3 The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and phone calls. It works remarkably well, but not without a cost – in battery life and money. The Good: Cellular connection works well for phone calls, email, Siri and messages, and music now syncs more easily. There are new improvements in fitness tracking and added watch faces. Newly added barometer to