Tips for Living a Healthier, More Sustainable Lifestyle
We all strive to be the best versions of ourselves and with that comes practicing healthy routines. This also includes mindful purchasing and making an effort to live sustainability. Here are some steps your can implement into your life today:
Eating Healthy- a balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy and whole grains is what your body requires for optimal energy. In order to maintain your energy levels throughout the day, it is important to consumer a variety of foods from all the food groups to get a range of nutrients.
Sleep- your body needs about seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can perpetuate serious health conditions and can have a bad affect on your mood or energy levels. By reducing the amount of blue light in the evenings, overtime you will likely notice that your are sleeping better.
Exercise- you don’t need to run a marathon each week to stay in shape, but consistently exercising can make all the difference! Exercise relieves stress and tension, boosts your muscular endurance which helps your body to work more efficiently during other physical tasks throughout the day.
Go Paperless- choose to receive mail and bills via e-mail and only print documents when it’s absolutely necessary. You can even ask stores to email you a receipt instead of printing one.
Reduce & Reuse- Single- use products, mainly plastic ones, are the most common items to end up in landfills. They can even end up harming wildlife and their habitats, such as the ocean. We can prevent unnecessary damage but substituting items with reusable, eco-friendly alternatives. And when you can’t reuse, always make sure to throw your items in the proper recycle or trash bins.
Save Energy- When you use energy, you are emitting carbon. You can save energy and reduce carbon emissions by switching off standby appliances, turning down your heater, and choosing to hand dry your clothes instead.
Reduce Car Use- When possible, you should walk or use your bike to get to your destinations as opposed to driving. In the long run, it is better for our environment by reducing greenhouse gases and it is better for your health. If you’re unable to walk or bike, try carpooling with friends or taking public transportation.
Donate- If you notice an item or some clothing lingering around your house without being used for a while, give it to a charity shop or ask someone you know if they are interested in it. One person’s trash is another’s treasure!