5 Best Health Benefiting Gifts to Give Dad

5 Best Health Benefiting Gifts to Give Dad

Father’s Day is almost here! Why not thank Dad with a gift the can benefit his health? Here are some of our recommendations: Excercise Tracker/Heart Rate Monitor: Give Dad the ability to track his health! Get him a wearable technology gadget that can track his sleep, exercise activity, caloric intake, and heart rate. Being able to see his health results everyday can keep him accountable and on the right track for healthy habits! Instructional Lessons: Want to get Dad moving? Why not…

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How to Avoid Germs While Traveling This Summer

How to Avoid Germs While Traveling This Summer

It’s summer — so it’s time to take a vacation! Whether you’re taking a road trip or jetting on an airplane, most of us don’t want to think too much about what all we could be exposed to when we travel, especially when it comes to the super-scary contaminant king E.coli. But it’s everywhere – on transportation, at schools, and even in the sanctuary of our own (seemingly clean) home. In truly disturbing news, two researchers recently discovered that certain…

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Are VOCs Polluting Your Indoor Air?

Are VOCs Polluting Your Indoor Air?

If you’ve ever installed new carpet, repainted your bedroom, or purchased new furniture, then you have most likely – and unwittingly – introduced VOCs into your indoor environment. So what’s a VOC? It stands for volatile organic compound, and the EPA defines it as gases emitted from certain solids or liquids, such as paints, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials, furnishings, adhesives, permanent markers and more. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long term…

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How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

How Building Materials Can Aggravate Asthma

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend 90% of their time indoors, where air pollution levels can be 2 to 5 times more polluted, and in some cases 100 times more polluted, than outdoor air. Most of our exposure to environmental pollutants occurs by breathing the air indoors. These pollutants can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems in many people and they come from activities, products, and materials we use every day. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a significant…

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Candles and Synthetic Fragrances: More Harm Than Good

Candles and Synthetic Fragrances: More Harm Than Good

Scented candles are everywhere. They’re becoming more ubiquitous in stores both for sale and, in smaller boutiques, to create an atmosphere that’s welcoming for shoppers. They’re a popular go-to for gifts, especially for people deemed “hard to shop for”, because who doesn’t love a fragrant candle? You’ll see them in spas, travel accommodations, dorm rooms, homes, parties and work settings. They create warmth and ambiance, and if a space smells a little stale or funky, a scented candle is the first thing a…

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The Risks Air Pollution Poses for New Moms and Pregnant Women

The Risks Air Pollution Poses for New Moms and Pregnant Women

If you’re a pregnant mom or know someone who is, you understand the worry over things that can affect your health and the health of your unborn baby. It’s smart to take proactive steps to better your health by eating right, taking pre-natal vitamins, attending regularly scheduled doctor visits, and making your best efforts to get rest and sleep. But have you ever stopped to think there’s something that you can be exposed to 24 hours a day, 7 days…

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