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JUNE 2011 WEEK THREE ISSUE 1

easy choices for healthy happy living

+ SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP

YOU STAY HAPPY & SLIM

+ JOJOBA OIL HAIR CARE

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coconutwater The hot sun takes away a considerable percentage of water by the means of perspiration, our body needs to be rehydrated frequently. This summer give Coconut water a try. It’s naturally sterile so you don't have to worry about contamination. It is low in carbs, about 99 percent fat free and has extremely low sugar content. Coconut water keeps the body cool and helps it to maintain proper body temperature regardless of the temperature outside. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and Vitamin C. Besides being an obvious choice over aerated drinks for rehydrating, It’s also a great drink for regulating blood pressure and heart functions. Being a natural diuretic, coconut water is a wonderful remedy for dealing with and preventing UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) and kidney stones. Coconut water is readily available at healthcare stores and online merchants. We’d love to hear your recommendation and experiences, please email :

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Luxe Honey Flats

Steve Madden brings us this cute little flat in a rainbow of bright, cheery colors! $35 at DSW

Manicure Couture Duo The shades in these manicure duos have been inspired by Yves Saint Laurent couture fashion. $30 at Nordstrom 4 HAPPY GREEN EASY


Moda Spana Chase Pump This Glamour eye-candy will turn heads as you enter any room. $55 at DSW

Sweeties

16 one x one inch rainbow colored Vanilla Marshmallows are made to bring out the kid in you. $10 from Have It Sweet

Skinny skinny belt $3 5 HAPPY GREEN EASY

Kate Spade

iPhone 4 cover $35


Seed Booooombs Toss these gumball-sized seed-andsoil pods out into your garden - no need to even dig a hole - and they’ll eventually bombard your yard with a bee, butterfly and bird-friendly wildflowers. $6 at Anthropologie

Pink Himalayan Salt Each year, the salt is harvested high in the Himalayan Mountains before being transported to Nepalese valleys for trade. Its flavor is a compliment to any dish. $12 at Terrain

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Belkin Surge Protector With USB

Ideal for the home office or professional workstation, the Belkin Advanced Surge Protector safeguards small electronics from damaging voltage fluctuations, surges, and spikes. This wall-mounted unit features six outlets, as well as two USB ports for easy charging of portable devices. Designed to work with digital cameras, smartphones, MP3 players, and portable hard drives.


FIVE TIPS TO help YOU STAY SLIM

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Cut Off Artificial beverages During a hot summer afternoon, you tell yourself a glass of icy sugary drink will wake up your mind. While those sugary drinks wakes up your body to continue the work, they also give you more excessive calories to accumulate on your legs and belly.

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Instead, you can make yourself a glass of iced green tea (without adding any sugar). Green tea leaves are earth’s natural way to charge your body and refresh your mind. It’s also a good source to boost your metabolism.

We love these two effective excuses that requires little effort.

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Don’t sit down immediately after

It is recommended to walk for 30 mi after your meal. The walk can help consume unnecessary calories and your stomach digest the food better.a source to boost your metabolism.

V Sits and Planks Hold your body for as long as you can!

Try these two moves in-between TV commercials, in no time you will have a better Abs for tiny bikinis.


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Make snack packs for yourself Some people are easy to feel hungry while they are focusing on some complex tasks. If you are one of them, you should prepare some small bags of dry fruit & nuts on your desk. They can provide you healthy vitamins and help you feel full quickly, and are quite low in calories.

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Move your body happily It’s always recommended to listen to some music to relax your mind after a whole long day of work. Summer is all about movements, why don’t you follow the music to move your body? No matter the music is fast or slow, the movement can always help you burn.

BOOK REVIEW

5 Don’t visit the supermarket right after work Just after a stressful day at work, you are tired and hungry, it’s best to advoid grocery shopping. Instead, head to your local coffee/tea shop for a little bit of refreshment, relax for a while and make a healthy, budget friendly shopping list then head to the marketplace.

Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About

Much more than a guide to the physical practice of yoga, this book-like yoga itself-is about life, and about how to exist happily with oneself and the external world.

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Ross, a yogi to the stars, believes that fulfillment can and should come from within, and he offers generally sound advice for how to move towards a state of happiness, discover true love and be always blissful.


JOJOBAOil Hair that is dry, brittle, prone to breaking and has suffered a lot of damage from heat and dyes will benefit from using jojoba oil. This wonderful oil will intensely restore the hair and bring it back to life with continuous usage.

At-home Hair Spa Treatment ::: In a mixing cup, mush a banana, stir in honey along with one egg, 2 tablespoons plain organic yogurt, and 1 tablespoon jojoba oil ::: Mix the mask ingredients well then use a wide-tooth comb to apply the hair treatment mixture. After application is complete braid your hair. Let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.

Before bedtime, rub Jojoba oil in the palm of your ha nds, gently mas sage hair and scalp (m ake sure to work the ends). Brush hair with a paddle bru sh, wrap up in a bun overnight, next m orning, shampoo a s normal for a lu sh & softer hair. 10 HAPPY GREEN EASY


EDITOR’S PICK Rudy’s Emu Oil And Jojoba Oil Shampoo $13.46 on Amazon

Rudy’s Natural Emu Oil & Jojoba Oil Shampoo removes sebum deposits that can cause dandruff & hair loss. Helps correct damage caused by hea. Does Not Contain any Lauryl Sulfate, Laureth Sulfate, Parabens, Artificial Coloring or Fragrance.

J.R. Liggetts Jojoba & Peppermint Bar Shampoo $6.47 Jason Natural Products Shampoo Jojoba $11.12 on Amazon

Jason’s Jojoba Formula nourishes hair and soothes dry, itchy scalp. Moisturizes and Volumizes your Hair.

Made the Old-Fashioned way in New England. No synthetic oils, chemical concoctions or plastic bottles. Good for permed or colored hair, and hair with natural curl.

Jojoba oil is great for skin and hair, it’s chemically similar to human sebum, making it a natural moisturizer that your body will readily absorb.

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The Belkin Conserve Socket is a part of Belkin’s ecofriendly product line aimed to reduce energy consumption with an easy to set usage timer. This durable product can be used throughout the house for multiple devices. In our test experience, we found The Belkin Conserve Socket to be extremely ideal for cell phone chargers, flat irons & coffee makers ::: To use, first set a time to charge your electronic gadget, then forget about it, the socket will automatically cut off the power so electricity doesn’t get wasted. Through daily testing, we found this benefit actually slashed our electricity bill and surprisingly we also found to be worry-less about unpluging curling iron or other dangerous items around the house.

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Retail Price $10 Purchase from Amazon

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DE-STRESS :: When you laugh, your whole body responds :: Researchers have reported that laughter boosts the immune system, stimulates digestion, , oxygenates the blood, reduces stress and anxiety ::: So why not set free two minutes of your day, find someone really funny to talk to, or pick up a funny book to read. No matter what your formula, just laugh it out and your day will feel a-lot better.

LAUGH

“Don’t think you are carrying the whole world on your shoulders. Even if you are, make it fun, make it easy ...”

be beneficial to It has been proven that certain types of music can With this in mind, people with high blood pressure or suffer from stress. n known to help the gentle and relaxing sounds from chimes have bee people to unwind, whilst enjoying some time outdoors.

WIND CHIMES

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Lemon

a fruit with a delightful sunny fragrance. Goes great in food and beverages, with anti-bacterial effect they are also a practical multiple purposes cleaning solution for environmentally friendly homes.

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Lemon Secented Air freshener An equal amount of lemon juice and water added to an atomizer will create a wonderful synthetic chemical-free green air freshener for your home. It can also double as an effective glass & mirror cleaner.

Lemon Furniture 2 parts olive oil or cooking oil mixed with 1 part lemon juice makes for an excellent furniture polish!

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Sanitize your Chopping Boards Rub lemon juice into your wooden chopping board, leave overnight and then rinse. Lemon will help kill off any remaining bacteria and neutralize odors.

Microwave & Dish Cleaner Heat a bowl of water and lemon slices in your microwave for 30 seconds to a minute; then wipe out the oven. Stains will be easier to remove and old food odors will be neutralized. 

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A teaspoon of lemon juice added to your dishwashing detergent can help boost grease cutting power.


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Isn’t it incredible how we have so many environmentally harsh cleaning chemicals in our homes when nature already offers most of what we need!

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Wet & wild water balloon Fights

Learn to make s o m e t h i n g froms c r a t c h Cherry Picking Have a picnic

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Try your best to look at the bright side of every situation

Log onto the Lonely Planet Destination guides. Travel somewhere & take lots of photographs


Enjoy the moment

Go for a hike on nature trail

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a workshop & learn something

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Get tickets for something your

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Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen.


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