February is American Heart Month

February 08, 2018

Feb is Heart Month - Island Thyme Soap Company

Did you know?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds! Yet 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk.

The American Heart Association has some great tips, recipes, videos and hacks for taking charge of your heart health for good!

Eat Smart

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Learn how to ditch the junk, give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs, and love every minute of it!

Add Color

An easy first step to eating healthy is to include fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack. All forms (fresh, frozen, canned and dried) and all colors count, so go ahead and add color to your plate – and your life.

Move More

A good starting goal is at least 150 minutes a week, but if you don’t want to sweat the numbers, just move more! Find forms of exercise you like and will stick with, and build more opportunities to be active into your routine.

Be Well

Along with eating right and being active, real health includes getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, connecting socially, and more.

 

 

 





Also in Blog

Tips For Winter Self Care | Island Thyme Soap Company
Cozy Self Care

December 27, 2018

Doesn't Have To Dry Out Your Skin

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than a rosy glow to the cheeks. They bring the opportunity to cozy up in a favorite sweater, donning those new socks and settling in front of a toasty fireplace.  Even if you don’t have a skin condition like eczema, your skin needs a little more TLC during the winter months. 

Here are six simple solutions to add humidity to your home and moisture to your skin.

Continue Reading

Giving Tuesday On The Island
Giving Tuesday On The Island

November 27, 2018

We all know #loveisgoodmedicine

We are very blessed to be able to do what we love to do. Today we give back to those who have sacraficed so we are free to follow our dreams. We will donate 25% of todays sales to Fisher House Foundation as they continue to  help serve our military and Veteran families. The Foundation will match our contribution today!

Fisher House Foundation provides "a home away from home" for military & veterans families while a loved one is in the hospital. 

Continue Reading

Honey and Skin Care | Island Thyme Soap Company
Oh Honey! The Benefits Of Raw Honey In Skin Care Are Significant

October 09, 2018

Raw honey and skin care is a match made in heaven

Honey isn’t just for sweetening toast and tea. Honey is one of nature’s true MVPs. Historically, honey has been used to suppress coughs, treat burns, diaper rash, psoriasis, dress wounds and make your face glow!  Medicinal honey can moisturize wounds, stimulate tissue growth, collagen synthesis, and blood vessel formation, inhibit microbial infections, and soothe tissue inflammation. 

If you're not impressed by the power on honey by now, we'll add one more property in honor of the month of October and Halloween. Creole women in Lousiana use honey to treat skin ailments AND in potions to ward off ghosts.

Skin care and paranormal prevention. Now that’s some serious double duty.

Continue Reading