Breathe easier with smart tips for an allergy-free home - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Breathe easier with smart tips for an allergy-free home – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

(BPT) – Stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes – having fall allergies can be miserable. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and allergies, and nearly 70 percent of U.S. households are affected by indoor allergens. While you can’t control Mother Nature, you can help control the indoor environment. On average, Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, where the concentrations of some pollutants are two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Your home should be […]

Exploring Hidden Trails of Hudson Valley - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Hudson Valley is famous for its amazing views and hiking trails. In fact, this is one of the main reasons people are moving into to the area or coming to visit from all around the World. For an avid explorer Breakneck Ridge, Mount Beacon, and Bear Mountain Park are on the bucket list, but that’s only the top of the iceberg! We moved to the area years ago, and established a consistent nature’s beauty exploration schedule: the entire family goes hiking every other week or so. But can we say we’ve seen it all? Not yet! Every day we discover […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine September 2017 - Wellness and Beauty Issue

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty – Interview for Hudson Valley Style Magazine

This is our wellness issue. What is wellness and beauty to you? How has your definition and understanding of wellness and beauty changed over time? Wellness is health and vitality on all levels: physical, mental, and spiritual. Looking for the root causes of any issues, and going deep, if necessary, to heal. My definition of beauty has deepened over time. For me, it’s almost more of a feeling, an energy. It goes way beyond what we see on TV or in magazines. In fact, I got rid of my TV a few years ago, and have never felt more at […]

Save Money Through Energy Efficiency - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Save Money Through Energy Efficiency

(Family Features) As much as half of the average homeowner’s monthly utility expenses go toward cooling and heating, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). For many households, that makes energy the largest home-related expense each month, next to a mortgage payment. Fortunately, numerous technological advances are making it easier than ever to manage home energy use. In fact, the DOE estimates you can save as much as 10 percent a year on energy costs by simply adjusting the temperature up or down when you’re away during the day. Installing a programmable thermostat that never forgets to adjust on […]

Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this fall - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Let’s go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this fall

(BPT) – Want to get away this fall? Skip the plane ride or long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s an hour after work cruising, a morning of fishing or a weekend of watersports, boating provides all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to home. In a recent study by Discover Boating, four out of five Americans said being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water. With Americans working longer hours, the need to take vacation time is greater than ever. According to the U.S. Travel […]

More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation.

(BPT) – Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too. Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who take annual vacations are 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association. Women benefit too: Those who take vacations twice or more per year are “less likely to become tense, depressed or tired, and are more satisfied with their marriages,” […]

August 2017 Essentials - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

August 2017 Natural Beauty Essentials by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Here is Hudson Valley Style Magazine’s Top 6 List of Health & Beauty Products for August 2017: The Best Natural Facial Cleanser with Organic Essential Oils – Botanical Joy™: Clear, beautiful, radiant skin should not be in your dreams. We at DA Aromatherapy have sourced the best natural ingredients and fused them with the most aromatic organic essential oils to give you a product free of chemicals and synthetic ingredients that will really clean your face. It’s hard to believe but dreams do come true. Give your skin the best care and enjoy the results of the flawless complexion. The refreshing […]