From Our Friends: February 7, 2014

Welcome to this week’s installment of From Our Friends, a weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts, published by our friends and partners around the web.

This week’s edition includes a prediction about how technology may become even more integrated into your workout, ways to work around the messy winter weather, a superfood Valentine’s Day smoothie recipe, the best way to give back while getting fit, thoughts on how daily meditation is improving inner city schools, where to find hope and get on track with credit card debt, the best tips for keeping your favorite jeans out of the trash, a daily remedy to prevent dehydration, and what to expect when you start eating healthy. Enjoy!

1. Ready to  boost your health and fitness with your tech savvy? According to The Gloss Health, a new version of the iPhone operating system may boast health and fitness tracking integration as it’s “headline feature.”

2.  Become a better runner without running!  HooplaHa‘s 7 exercises that will help condition your body into becoming a regular speed demon!

3.  Looking to do something good for yourself for Valentine’s Day? WellandGoodNYC.com‘s sexy, superfood smoothie [pictured] serves it up in spades, nurturing your heart chakra (which is the color green, FYI) with a leafy kale base! Yum! 

4. Do something good for your body and the planet both, in one easy step. The Organic Whey wants to make a difference, and is proud to contribute 1% of its sales to 1% for the Planet. Look for their logo when you shop, and consider membership for your company too.  Shop with The Organic Whey (now available via Amazon.ca) and check off two of those New Year’s resolutions at once!

5. Daily meditation does make a difference. ‘Quiet Time’ sounds like disciplinary tool for toddlers, EcoSalon quips,  but several San Francisco schools prove that daily meditation can make a world of difference for teenagers as well.

6.  Dealing with credit card debt? Experience Life Magazine spoke with experts who offer advice — and hope — in handling the unique stress of credit-card debt, to get your life back on track.

7.  Learning to repair your clothing is a great step to take in making your life more eco-friendly–every knee you patch is a new pair of pants that you don’t have to buy.  Crafting a Green World goes over the ins and outs of repairing your favorite jeans.

8.  Did you know that you can be dehydrated without being thirsty? MightyNest shares how a small step like having some water first thing in the morning can really make a difference in your health and wellness.

9.  Planning to eat healthier? Fit Bottomed Girls‘ put together a handy guide on how to handle common healthy eating hangups and help the process go as smoothly (and effectively) as possible.

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