From switching to biodegradable household products to growing your food in your garden, the possibilities to live green abound. It is hard to see our individual impact on the whole planet, but seeing your health improve may just be the motivation you need. Through adopting eco friendly ideas to boost your lifestyle and health, you are doing your part for the environment as well. So, what are some of the things that you can start with:
Do you like taking long baths? Once in a while, it is certainly the thing you need. It relaxes the nervous system and stimulates the muscles. However, if the purpose is only to be clean, a shower is a better choice. Not to mention, that it is also the more eco friendly water saving solution. What is more, hot-to-cold showers have the potential to boost your immune system. Certain studies have suggested that showers promote endorphin production and may, therefore, help with symptoms of depression. If you are one of those brave souls, who can take a cold shower, you are being benefited in various additional ways. Not only does a cold shower wake you up in the morning, but it also increases your circulation and reduces muscle soreness. So, taking a shower is not only good for you but for the planet too.
Tend Towards Organic
What does your meat consumption look like? Again, the question is relevant both in terms of your wellbeing as well as that of our planet’s. Animals, unlike plants, produce methane that increases greenhouse gas emissions. Cattle only contribute to around 70% of all such gas emissions. No need to panic if you are not ready to give up meat just yet. Research suggests that cutting back on it has already beneficial health effects. In order to both take care of the environment and your body, buy sustainably raised locally-grown meat that you cook at home. Including more plants in your diet may also lower the risk of your developing gastrointestinal issues due to a lack of fiber. So, less meat eating will not only be good for you but for the planet too.
Go For Biodegradable Products
In terms of running the household, there are a number of eco friendly hacks to make use of. A cost-efficient and practically zero-waste idea is to use biodegradable, concentrated household products. More and more companies produce such stuff that go easy on the earth while making your cleaning routine hassle-free. The secret of these products is that they are concentrated, meaning that you have to dissolve a little amount of them in water. Ergo, you would use these for a much longer time than you would use some other brand. The containers would then degrade naturally. You may ask what does this have to do with your health. To which the answer would be that a common household item, such as a cleaner or detergent contains dangerous chemicals. The majority of childhood allergies are attributed to the child’s exposure to products like these. So, being more conscious about what you use at home is not only good for the planet but for your family but too.
It probably goes without saying that preferring your two feet over your four-wheeler does a whole lot for you and the environment too. Why not take walks and choose the stairs instead of the elevator when you have the option? Your exercise routine does not need to include a fully-equipped gym, only you. It is worthwhile imagining how people without a car do it. Maybe you also do not need to drive to run all your errands. The result will be less fuel usage and less pollution. What it will increase is your vitality. Do not let yourself be mistaken by the intangible effects at first. Your body will indeed be able to combat diseases and health conditions better in the long-run and your mood is also going to be lifted. So, exercising, even if just a little, is not only good for you but for the planet too.
Adopting an eco friendly lifestyle is not very complicated, and you are probably already doing some of the things mentioned. The trick is for each of us to chip in and feel just a little responsible for the overall outcome. The good news is that most of the ways that help the planet to be greener have definite health benefits for you and your family too. It really is a win-win situation.