Monthly Archives: January 2012

1st and Green: Super Bowl Environmental Challenge

January 31st, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Indianapolis is ground zero for the 2012 Super Bowl featuring the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. 1st and Green is an environmental challenge hoping to cash in on the Super Bowl excitement by motivating individuals, households and teams to live more eco-consciously.


Make Your Own Hydrating Sports Drink

January 26th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

With the overwhelming number of sports drink choices it's easy to throw in the towel and stick to water. However, sports drinks help the body replace valuable nutrients and electrolytes lost during strenuous workouts. Luckily, you don't have to purchase your revitalizing quencher. Here's how to make your own hydrating sports drink, saving money and the endless flood of plastic bottles filling our landfills


Making More than Lemonade from Lemons

January 24th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

It's easy to accumulate a pile of lemons and anxiously wonder what to do with them. In some parts of the country, rat populations increase and become a major problem when citrus fruits are left in the trees for too long. Bipolar temperatures rising and than plummeting can ruin ripened fruit almost overnight. There's several ways to use up your supply and interestingly enough, lemonade isn't always the most popular use for these golden citrus orbs. Here are a few ways to use up your supply of lemons making more than just lemonade from lemons


Eco-Friendly Exercise Gear

January 19th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

There are several items made from sustainable materials that also provide impressive alternatives to traditional work out equipment. From shoes to water bottles, there's always an earth friendly choice. Here are a few basic eco-friendly exercise gear choices to add to your regimen and maintain excitement and motivation for healthy living


Coconut Water: Popular Post Workout Drink

January 17th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Perhaps you've made the choice to live healthier this year. Maybe more produce has taken up residence in your kitchen and yoga, pilates or other exercise regimen is a part of your daily routine. While pure water is one of the healthiest drink choices, coconut water is fast becoming a popular option for after exercising. Here are just a few coconut water choices to enjoy after your next workout or if you just need a refreshing drink



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