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10 Healthy Habits for a Healthier & Happier 2019

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1. Sufficient sleep

Lack of sleep can lead to many health issues like – weak immunity, weight gain and can affect brain health. Adequate sleep is around 7 to 8 hours each day. Never compromise with your sleep.

2. Regular physical exercise

Despite knowing about the numerous health benefits of regular exercise, many of us tend to follow an inactive lifestyle. You must try to include some kind of physical activity like yoga, walking, jogging, swimming or weight training. Exercise can make you fit and fine day by day.

3. Go for Meditation

Meditation is also a healthy habit that you must include. Meditation helps in relaxing and calming the body, mind and soul. Additionally, it manages stress levels by relaxing the body.

4. Have Water in Morning

Drinking a glass of water early in the morning can do wonders for your health. Water can help in digestion, it will help you discard extra weight and make you feel energetic and active for the whole day.  Make sure you drink a glass of water every morning before having tea or coffee.

5. Never skip breakfast

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day thus you should never miss it. A proper and healthy breakfast will keep you full, active and also curb your hunger cravings. But make sure you eat healthy breakfast like oatmeal, yogurt, eggs, or a protein smoothie in the morning.

6. Say no to packaged foods

It is important to either stop or limit the consumption of packaged or processed food items because these foods are laced with damaging preservatives and provide no nutritional value. Moreover, packaged foods can lead to weight gain and can be harmful for your overall health.

7. Eat Fiber-rich food

A diet that is high in fiber can have a significant impact in your life. Fiber-rich food can promote smooth digestion, weight loss, healthy gut and also manage diabetes. You must always include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet.

8. Limit refined sugar

Refined sugar is basically processed sugar that can be harmful to your health. So you must avoid intake of refined sugar as it can increase weight or raise blood sugar levels. Instead you can choose some healthy alternatives such as honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup.

9. Stretching

Before going to bed, you should do some stretching exercises that will be helpful for your overall health. These exercises will help in tightening the muscles and also strengthen them. Stretching will also prevent joint pain and tissue damage.

10. Gratitude

Say thank you every day for the blessings you have and set goals to manifest the things you want in your life!

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Update on Hurricane Lane

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Hi Friends! We will not be at the Hanalei Farmers Market this Saturday as Hurricane Lane is heading towards Hawaii this weekend.  Hopefully the hurricane will not hit the islands but we will experience a lot of wind and rain.  We are still taking online orders.  Please be patient with us! We will fill your orders as soon as we are back in the kitchen! Thank you for your support.  We have taken our webcam down until the hurricane passes.  Prayers for Hawaii. xx

Read more online: https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hawaii-hurricane-lane-latest-storm-forecast-path-track-weather-live-updates-2018-08-24/

Hanalei Sisters Turn Their Family Farm Into A Healthy, Thriving Business

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By Hawaii Life

October 17, 2017

(...and a slice of their paradise could be yours!)

If you've ever thought about throwing away your city life for some country living, we are here to tell you that Hawai‘i is a pretty idyllic place to do it. Year-round gorgeous weather, stunning scenery, a healthy lifestyle...we have it all. The North Shore of Kaua‘i, in particular, has become a very popular choice due to its small communities, beautiful beaches, and laid-back lifestyle. Many celebrities have been making it their home in recent decades, too, for the privacy and unparalleled beauty it provides. One Kaua‘i family has not only made their country living dream a reality, but they've turned their land purchase into a family business. Pretty enterprising right?  Well, with no big city to provide jobs, many Hawai‘i residents decide to forge ahead with their clever business ideas, doing what many of us only dream of accomplishing. Kaua‘i-born sisters Marla, Maile, and Summer have turned their parents’ farm into just such a family business. Marla lent her considerable creative talents and passion for wellness, combined with the real estate and retail expertise of her sisters to form Hanalei Organic. Together, they’ve turned their slice of Kaua‘i real estate and the bounty of their family’s 20-acre organic farm into a line of healthy, organic food products that are made with no preservatives or added sugars.

 

Nestled next to the Hanalei River and overlooking the spectacular Hanalei Bay on the Garden Isle of Kaua‘i, the farm was their dad’s dream property. Many ingredients for their products are sourced directly from their property, which they revived with considerable effort from a wetland pasture to a productive one – planted with organically farmed superfoods like guava, açai, cacao, three varieties of banana trees, coconuts – and dotted with lotus and fish ponds. Endangered bird species perch on their 500 cacao trees, in one of the only places in America conducive to growing and making chocolate. Hanalei Organic’s ingredients—when not found on the family farm—are sourced on Kaua‘i. With a view to furthering a sustainable food culture on the Garden Isle, the business was inspired by their father’s dream to own a farm and ignited by the purchase of this unique land (see their website’s webcam for the superb view of Hanalei Bay) more than 10 years ago. Their line of treats come in sustainable packaging made from bio-degradable rice paper, and include mouth-watering, healthy organic treats like guava-banana fruit leather, acai-banana fruit leather, and dried apple bananas. From the bounty of the farm, they also produce cacao nibs, a chocolate tea, sun-dried cacao beans, and single origin chocolate that goes into their healthy and natural energizer – Pure Mana Chocolate Spread – made with locally grown macadamia nuts and local honey. Pure deliciousness!

 

Fundraising with Hanalei Organic

You can purchase their products online and at shops across Kaua‘i. Alternatively, schools and organizations can now organize fundraisers using their treats; by selling them and receiving 50% of the proceeds. Hanalei Organic has just finished a fundraising effort with a local outrigger canoe team to finance their race through the Pailolo Channel, between Maui and Moloka‘i. In just one week, four paddlers raised over $1,100 to help fund their trip. They also won first place in the unlimited mixed open of the 2017 Pailolo Challenge!

Five-acre Hanalei Farm Parcel For Sale

To continue to fund their creative enterprises, the sisters are selling five acres of their 20-acre farm. The parcel for sale is arguably the best one, as it boasts 500 linear feet of river frontage.  It is a 3-minute boat or stand-up paddle ride to Hanalei Bay, where any new owner could potentially build a large estate and guesthouse. Currently, there is a one-bedroom, 1,440 sq. ft. cottage right by the river. The parcel is primarily devoted to açai production and has an ag dedication (because it is part of Hanalei Organic farm) till 2026, which means the new owners will have considerably lower taxes.  If this lifestyle sounds like a dream come true, check out their property listing here.

 

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