Exercise & Fitness

Wellness Essentials Spring 2013


This season, refresh your body and mind with all-natural approaches to complete wellness.

There’s slight irony in the realm of wellness: The more advanced scientific research is done on it, the more simple, holistic wellness models spring forth. This season, refresh your body and mind with all-natural approaches to complete wellness.


Some people are so busy taking care of others that they forget about themselves. Fit Bottomed Girls, a Kansas City-based website, offers a product that might remedy both problems. The Straight Up FBG Necklace ($29.99) serves as a subtle reminder for women to love themselves and their bodies by leading a healthful lifestyle—and it’s fashionable. The necklace consists of three hand-stamped aluminum discs and a Caribbean blue jade bead hung from an 18-inch silver-plated chain. Fit Bottomed Girls offer a similar two-disk necklace, Powered Up FBG Necklace, for the same price.

Visit fitbottomedgirls.com for more information. –Alex Kluesner



Sleep is essential to a person’s health and wellbeing, yet millions of people do not get enough sleep. According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. Get restful sleep without the early morning drowsiness associated with other sleep aids.

The Power to Sleep PM ($35.99) was formulated for those who suffer from high stress levels, the exercise enthusiast with cramping issues and anyone who has trouble winding down. Achieve a restful and sustained sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.

To get a good night sleep, head to Harmony Health & Wellness and pick up a bottle. – Mary Kastor 





With Earth Day approaching on April 22, join in on the green movement with Bambooee Reusable Bamboo Towels ($9.95). Perfect for spring-cleaning, one roll of Bambooee towels contains 20 sheets made from certified organic bamboo that can replace up to six months of regular paper towel rolls.

After absorbing grease, cleaning up dust bunnies, soaking up spills or cleaning up messes, just throw Bambooee towels in the washing machine to reuse for the next mess. Sweep them up locally at Williams-Sonoma, online at williams-somona.com or at bambooee.com. —Lindsey Howard


To read the rest of Wellness Essentials from the Spring issue of Good Health KC, please visit our digital edition here.