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Fun and Fitness

New athletic endeavors can offer long-term health benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
With January officially underway, many might be determined to make this the year to look fabulous by getting fit and losing weight. But instead of doing the same old thing, signing up for another gym membership or trying the latest fad diet, why not try a new strategy?  

Eating With Purpose

Simple, long-term tips for a healthier diet

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I get almost as many spam emails about weight loss as I do about erectile dysfunction. Since I don’t have a penis, the Viagra ones get an automatic delete. But I do have a bit of a tummy. Should I read about how to melt belly fat in just 15 days?   

Awake at the Wheel

Conscious Living Center teaches self-awareness, personal growth

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Back in 1999 Deborah Ooten found herself filling her gas tank at the Shell station in Clifton Heights when something spoke to her: The universe told her that she was going to start the Conscious Living Center.    

Organized Living

Tips to start the new year in order

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Little girls can frequently be found playing with Barbie dolls (if you were like me, you’d frequently be found giving them Crayola marker makeovers and cutting their hair off), but Jennifer Young of Chaos Contained, a Cincinnati-based organizing and design service, didn’t play with her Barbies — she organized them.    

2011 Resolution Resources

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Change your lifestyle! Get outdoors. Bike to work. Hit the gym! Find a new way to get well. Try pilates or yoga. Find help and support. Get your life right in 2011!

Making Resolutions Work

The key to breaking bad habits is understanding how they're formed

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
With the new year quickly unfolding, it's time to examine all those behaviors, both good and bad habits, that we choose to break or embrace. Perhaps if we better understand the science behind those habits, we have a better chance of changing them. Besides the do-it-yourself option, therapists, counselors, organizations and programs can help us succeed in our resolutions for change.  

Getting Bed Bugs to Bug Off

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sometimes your enemy is so terrible that you have to hire a hitman to take care of the problem. Richard Tyree is a mercenary who handles some of the nastiest and smallest characters you'll encounter: Tyree kills bed bugs with heat.  

Bucket of Paint, Hold the Fumes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
You know that new paint smell you get when you roll out the latex on your living room walls? It's not good for you. In fact, these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) might irritate your sinuses and lungs. This is where Mythic Paint enters the picture. Mythic Paint is the green alternative and has more than 1,200 colors available to beautify your walls.  

Community Supported Agriculture

A simple idea that makes a big impact

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Earth Shares CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program) at Grailville in Loveland is a simple idea that makes a big impact. Participants, or shareholders, buy and work for a share of a farm and then take home part of the vegetables yielded by that farm every week during the growing season. Membership Coordinator Jennifer Russell says members typically have fresh, local produce every week from late May through October and sometimes even November.  

Training Personally

Moving toward your fitness goals

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Personal trainer Charlie Levine says his classes are all about moving objects (like dumb bells) through space or moving yourself through space. Many times fitness programs are too targeted, working only abdominals for example, and yield disappointing results. "I teach people how to move and, through that, to get results," Levine says.  

You Go, Yoga!

Getting your Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa on

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The experience of getting fit is too often an anonymous one, Rachel Roberts says. She owns and operates one of Cincinnati's newest places to sweat, The Yoga Bar, and runs it on the principle that fitness should be a collective endeavor.  

Vegging Out

Taking the 'pork' out of Porkopolis

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Being a vegetarian in Porkopolis can be a real challenge. It's a meat eater's world. But there's a new resource that can help: CincyVeg.com is a collaborative labor of love assembled by area vegetarians to be a hub for local vegetarian, animal welfare and green living communities.