February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Where's My Room Key?

Disney WristbandIf you've visited a theme park with your family, you know what it's like to leave the hotel room for the day. I call it the mad scramble. Does everyone have a park ticket? Room key? For older kids, an ID and cell phone? At least two (and soon more) of these essentials will be easier to keep track of with Disney's new Magic Bands. 

Voluntourism in Maui

Maui is one of my favorite island destinations. Living in Seattle, it's a snap to get to with nonstop flights on Hawaiian Air. Usually, it's a go-to destination for leisure and relaxation, but recently I learned there are opportunities to give back while getting your Vitamin D on. As in voluntourism opportunities involving of my favorite marine mammals - sea turtles.

According to The Star, for months, dozens of green sea turtles have been showing up every evening at this same spot on Maui.

Yoga...at the Airport?

In a decidedly big step towards better health and fitness, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport just recently opened a yoga room, offering travelers an option for unwinding in the midst of the world's busiest airport.

10 Tips to Reduce Stress Related Cravings

Over 39% of Americans who were surveyed said they overeat or eat unhealthy foods when they feel stressed. With food available everywhere, it's easy to see how easily food can be being used as an unhealthy form of stress relief. Unfortunately, using food to relieve our stress is temporary at best, with the long term consequences ranging from obesity to poor health, to a lack of confidence, poor self esteem and more. Want some healthy alternatives to dealing with stress when it hits? Here are 10 tips to reduce stress related bingeing. 

Four Unique Guided Walking Tours of New York City

The best way to discover the hidden corners of a city is by foot, heading off the beaten path and visiting the sights that you can't find from the seat of a tax or tour bus. New York City is a destination best explored with a local guide who can let you in on a locals-only secret or two. Explore the hidden corners of Big Apple on a unique and insightful walking tour: Enjoy retro cocktails with Mad Men, eat your way around the Lower East Side, dig deep into the past or mingle with the animals that call the city home on one of these four amazing guided walking tours of New York City.

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