11 Yoga poses for the Car or Plane [Infographic]

A road trip can recharge your soul, but all those sedentary hours in a car can wear on your body, especially if you’re the driver. More often than not, you arrive at your destination feeling exhausted, even when all you did was sit there and push the gas pedal with your foot. Not to mention, road trips can be particularly hard on the low back and hips, which makes sense since you’re spending long periods of time in a seated position.

Fortunately, there’s a way to treat your body and be more mindful to help reduce the feelings of stagnation that come with being on the road — car yoga.

Next time you’re on a long road trip or simply stuck in commuter traffic, refer back to these simple car yoga moves to get you through the drive and arrive at your destination more relaxed.

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Unexpected Health Benefits of Going Green

You probably have heard of the “green movement” and understand the beneficial ways that it impacts the environment. However, did you know that there are additional health benefits to going green as well?

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25 Simple Healthy Lifestyle Tips [Visual]

The life of today’s students can feel quite chaotic and even a bit overwhelming at times. Having to balance studies with a personal life and the need to pay attention to healthy eating, staying fit, and productivity can put a little too much pressure on a person. No wonder students often struggle with maintaining a proper healthy lifestyle and end up facing burnout, illnesses, and other health conditions.

To help you find a healthy balance, IvyPanda put together an infographic that contains simple tips that can help you turn a healthy lifestyle into your reality. The tips are divided into five categories: eating habits and nutrition, staying fit, study/life balance, mental health advice, and building proper sleeping habits.

Check it all out below and stay healthy!

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The Age of Veganism [Visual]

Health consciousness and eco-friendliness have prompted millennials to champion veganism as a new way of life. The vegan diet is based on the concept of consuming anything that is not meat, dairy, eggs, and animal by-products. Furthermore, vegans are classified into five different groups, namely, dietary vegans, junk food vegans, low-fat vegans, raw food vegans, and whole- food vegans. Each of these types of veganism is based on the variety of foods consumed.

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The Anatomy of Earth-Sheltered Homes [Visual]

Homeowners today have many more options available to them than ever before. Due to a combination of new construction technology and advanced architectural designs, coupled with a new passion for eco-friendly living, homeowners across the country have the option of living comfortably and sustainably without sacrificing anything.

One such method of eco-friendly living is through the construction of earth-sheltered homes. These homes offer many benefits that a typical and modern house may not. For example, as they naturally incorporate the earth into their design, they are already more eco-friendly. Likewise, these types of homes can be implemented almost anywhere, including urban areas.

BigRentz compiled an easy-to-read list of the different types of earth-sheltered homes and their unique benefits. Check it out and learn about their benefits, such as the incorporation of local fauna and flora:

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