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Healthy ways to help Japan


Attend a Real Pilates Disaster Relief fund-raising class and receive a T-shirt with this specially-designed logo

Each day, the crisis in Japan seems to worsen. As we read the headlines from across the world, gasping at the endless string of disasters—from earthquake to tsunami to nuclear meltdown—the urge to do something is strong.

But what can you do here in New York City to help millions of people on an island in the Pacific?

We rounded up some healthy ways to lend a helping hand.

1. Naturopathica is donating $5 from every purchase of their natural beauty products this weekend to the Red Cross fund for relief in Japan.

2. Real Pilates is holding special Disaster Relief Fundraising Classes this Sunday at 5 pm (with owner Alycea Ungaro) and Wednesday at 7:30 pm (with Caitlin Goddard). $125 donation to the Red Cross per mat.

3. Juara Skincare will donate 10 percent of all online sales until April 15 to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund of the Japan Society in New York.

4. This Sunday only, Kula Yoga Project will donate 2o percent of all sales on class cards and merchandise to the Red Cross. If your class pack is set to expire soon or you’ve been meaning to grab a new pair of yoga pants, tomorrow is the day to follow through.

Of course, if you’re just too busy to spend time shopping or can’ t make it to these classes, you can always text REDCROSS to 90999 to automatically donate $10 from your phone.

Do you know of other ways to help? Tell us in the Comments section, below.