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Caring for the whole person: Holistic personal training and corrective exercise programs

Healthier. Fitter. Greener.™

11 Mar. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

All Wood Is Not Created Equal: Interview with Dapwood's Gregg Mich

Forest Stewardship Council, Hard Wood, Wood Furniture, Dapwood, plywood, bamboo, green wood, eco-friendly wood, rainforest

What woods are the most eco-friendly for making furniture in your opinion? And Why?

I firmly believe that hardwoods from FSC certified forests are our best option today. They don’t clear cut the forest and endanger the environment.

What does FSC-certified mean?

3 Mar. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Frugal You, Minimalist Me, Eco-Friendly Together

frugal living, minimalist, eco-friendly lifestyle, lifestyle ideology

As I was browsing a variety of websites, I realized that frugality and minimalism play an important role in the eco-friendly lifestyle. I thought frugality and minimalism were similar, but once I did a little research I quickly recognized they are quit different. Interestingly enough eco-friendly, frugalness and minimalism can all work together in harmony. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. So I wondered how these lifestyle ideologies might come together, providing us with a healthier, happier life.

23 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Catch Snowflakes on Your Tongue

snowman, snowflake, snow activities, skiing, snow angel, snowball fight

In light of all the recent snow fall here in the mid-west, I thought it would be wonderful to make a list of all the wonderful snow activities. Winter can often seem like an endless season that can trap people indoors away from all the glories of mother nature. But when snow is in town it only enhances mother nature's features from the crisp clean air to the blue skies overhead. So bundle up and gett ready for some play-time out in that white fluffy snow. Here is my list of fun snow filled activities!

1. Snow ball fight with the neighborhood kids.

22 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

How Far Does Your Food Travel?

food, produce, Evanston, farmer's market, Whole Foods

In these cold and bare months of winter, I often wonder where all my food comes from. It is so easy to forget about where all that colorful produce originates when it is just sitting in my grocery store ready to buy, prepare and cook. It is like some type of magic trick: I walk through the squeaky clean sliding glass doors and "bibbidi bobbidi boo" I am met with bins, shelves and crates piled high with wonderfully clean, ripe and aromatic produce.

20 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Just Another Poopie Diaper: Cloth versus Disposable Diapers

cloth diapers, disposable diapers, eco-friendly diapers, life cycle of diaper, cloth versus disposable diaper

There always seems to be such a debate on whether to use cloth or disposable diapers between parents or soon-to-be-parents. I just recently read an article that once again brought up the issue of cloth versus disposable; and the author said he did not know whether he and his wife could brave cloth diapers. I do not understand how cloth diapers got such a terrible reputation for being so difficult. I have been using them for 7 months with my daughter and find them to be very user friendly.

1 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Finger Licking Good: Babies and food

baby food, organic, baby led weaning, nitrate poisoning, infant food introduction

I have a six and half month old infant who about a month ago started eating pureed foods. Since then, I have come to realize many important factors about food introduction and infants. Unfortunately, there is a lack of quality research, and lack of consensus between organizations and professionals about when to introduce foods, what foods to introduce first and how to introduce those foods. Furthermore, there are continually "fads" about what to feed your infant and how.