Spring can inspire many things, like spending more time outdoors, getting rid of clutter, and eating fresher foods. And while for most people that means adding more fruits and vegetables to their plates, it can and should also mean cooking with fresh, antioxidant-rich herbs. But herbs can be hard to shop for at the grocery store—bushels might be too large to use before the herbs go bad or confusion over how best to store them may dissuade someone from buying them at all. The solution: Grow your own fresh herbs at home in your very own apartment herb garden! Read on for the easy how-to, plus tips on ensuring yours grow heartily throughout the season.
Most people view spring cleaning as a necessary yet tedious chore. It’s time-consuming, boring, and often requires making a mess before cleaning it up. But spring cleaning actually has perks that go beyond having a clean and tidy home. Read on for the ways spring cleaning can improve your fitness, strengthen your immunity and even boost your mood for a healthier, happier season.
Whether it’s sipped standing at the kitchen counter, savored under a blanket at night or passed around to share with friends, there’s nothing quite like a steaming hot cup of tea. But tea isn’t just soothing and heartwarming—it’s also loaded with health benefits. Read...
Two months into the new year is a tricky time for maintaining healthy habits and continuing to work towards your fitness and wellness goals. The novelty of New Year’s resolutions is starting to wear off, bleak weather is dragging on and you’re starting to grow stir-crazy. You know sunnier days are right around the corner, yet you can’t seem to bring your motivation to work out up to spring and summer levels quite yet. To the rescue: These super short, interval-style workouts, all under 10 minutes each, will quickly increase your heart rate to help boost metabolism and calorie burning throughout the day.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, beans and lentils…we are all familiar with the foods that are considered healthy, and rightfully so. Filling our plates with roasted chicken and steamed broccoli, sipping water throughout the day and snacking on a few berries for dessert is certainly one way to eat healthy and achieve your wellness goals. But there are other more indulgent foods that recent research has discovered it’s alright to put back on the menu. Read on to find out what they are and some genius ways to enjoy them!
The chilling temperatures, weeks without sun and whipping winds of winter often leave us down in the dumps and wishing for warmer days. But there are simple ways to brighten mood and rev energy levels during the winter that won’t have you waiting until spring to start living. Read on for the easy strategies!