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BY AIYANA HAVIR
Did you know that a desk, on average, harbors 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat? And the desk is not alone. Coffee cups, keyboards, pens, lunch boxes, copy machines, and phones all have one thing in common—they are hot spots for office germs. With the hustle and bustle continually hounding the workplace, it’s easy to forget the critical need to clean, and keeping bacteria out of your workspace is just the beginning when it comes to creating a healthy work environment.
The holidays are here, and so are the homemade cookies, pies, candies and big meals that come with it! Delicious, right? However, with so many tasty temptations at every turn, managing your calories during the holiday season is as important as it is challenging.
So how do you control your calories? Most importantly, start with a plan, and consciously consider what you are going to eat during the festivities – but there are other methods to the madness.
BY STEPHANIE LOUGH
Creating a sustainable workplace is a long-term process which involves strategizing and incorporating enduring features that will benefit the company and individuals without negatively affecting future generations. From the initial architectural design to day-to-day business operations, the “scope” of going green in the office is broad. How green you can go at work may depend on where you are and what you can afford, but the important thing is to do as much as you can. Here are some tips to get you going in the right direction.
BY BARBI WALKER
We’ve long known that eating too much sugar isn’t smart—but scientists are now finding that eating too much sugar actually makes people less smart.
Most people have heard that a diet high in sugar can lead to insulin resistance, hyperactivity in kids, sluggishness in adults, and weight gain for people of all ages. And even as kids, we knew eating too much sugar would rot our teeth out. But it turns out sugar isn’t just bad for your body—it’s bad for your brain and can inhibit brain functioning.
A recent study from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) suggests a diet high in fructose impairs the brain’s ability to learn and remember. “Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think,” said professor of neurosurgery Fernando Gomez- Pinilla at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, in a statement. “Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information.”
I love Fall. The changing of the seasons, the weather, and especially the food. I can’t wait for the colorful fruits and vegetables to fill the produce shelves and bring such warmth to the kitchen. About this time of year, I bust out my slow cooker and gear up for the hearty winter dishes — especially soups.
Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: The first slow cooker was developed in 1971 by the Naxon Utilities Corporation of Chicago, and was named the “Naxon Beanery All-purpose Cooker.” It was made to cook, well, beans. In that same year, the Rival Company took over Naxon and, during R&D, they figured out that the Beanery cooked meat better than beans. This discovery led to the re-introduction of the Beanery, now known as the Crock-Pot®. The first Crock-Pot had a cooking pot, a round lid, an electric heating element, and came only in a bright red color.
November is our harvest issue, and we are going to talk about my favorite subject, food! We can go on and on about this and that recipe, but my biggest concern about food is what is IN our food, and how our “quick and convenient” driven society is fueling the problem. Contributing author Aimee Welch dishes out an exposé on what is actually found in our processed foods—high-fructose corn syrup, salt, food dye—and that’s just the beginning. After reading this, you may find yourself running to the produce aisle.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
Conscious Local Living Hits Tucson
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – From local places to local faces, Green Living magazine and The Fusion Foundation bring the impactful Conscious Local Living event to Tucson. With the mission of engaging the community and developing relationships that will foster a sustainable lifestyle, this event is guaranteed to inspire and spark the grassroots within.
Former guest lecturers include: Mayor Scott Smith–City of Mesa, Jill Steinbeck-ShapeUp USA, Ingrid Hirtz-Community Cooks, Kathleen Duncan-Duncan Family Farms, Lynn Paige-Perfect Power Solar, S. Diane Graham-CEO of Stratco Global, and Greg Peterson-Urban Farm.
Tucson’s Conscious Local Living event will feature guest lecturer Lisa Hopper, CEO/Founder of World Care–Reusing and Recycling for Humanity First. World Care is dedicated to servicing Southern Arizona, as well as nationally and internationally, in the areas of education, health, emergency relief and environment.
Food and beverages will be served and sponsored by local green companies.
Tucson Conscious Local Living events will be held quarterly, and the fourth Tuesday of the month in Phoenix, check our Facebook page for details.
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About Green Living magazine
Green Living magazine is the premier lifestyle magazine that strives to educate, empower and inspire communities to go green. We promote our health-conscious message through the LIVE, WORK and PLAY sections of the magazine and provide simple and applicable solutions to all things green.