Top 5 Eco Friendly Health and Wellness Tips

Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t have moments when they find themselves saying “You know, I wish I was a bit more proactive when it comes to the state of my health and overall well-being”? And yet, when life throws so many expectations and demands our way, it’s understandable that sometimes taking care of what should be our biggest priority (our health) ends up not getting the kind of attention that it should.

That’s why we’re here, to provide you with some tips on how not just to take better care of yourself, but to do it in a way that treats the environment in a responsible way too. That way, you are able to improve the quality of your life and the Earth simultaneously.

Exercise outside. If you have an elliptical machine in your home or you are a member of a local gym, that’s great because it indicates that working out is something that you care about doing. However, the equipment in your house and at the gym all require electricity. Plus, there’s nothing that beats the fresh air (and Vitamin D) that comes with being outdoors. So, instead of using “inside energy”, devote at least a couple of days a week to jogging or riding your bike outside of your home. Your body will love you for it.

Eat more raw food. If you speak to basically any nutritionist, they will tell you that food has the most nutrients when it’s in its rawest form. This can be great for you on a few levels because one, fruits like apples and bananas and vegetables such as carrots and celery are easy to take on the go and since you don’t have to prepare them, you don’t need to use any energy before eating them.

Go with an alternative medication. This recommendation right here is a bit tricky only because you need to make sure that if you have a major health issue that you consult your doctor or health practitioner before switching up your regimen. That said, there are a lot of herbs and vitamins that can be used as alternatives for many things that ail the body include allergies, the flu and menstrual discomfort. So, if you go to the doctor and they run some blood tests or if they did someĀ hormone testing from saliva and discover that you may need a prescription, it doesn’t hurt to ask if you can explore more holistic options.

Try some bamboo. Although organic cotton is a pretty “green fabric”, what’s required to transform cotton into a wearable fabric is pretty extensive. For instance, it takes approximately 400 gallons of water to make one cotton T-shirt. For water preservation’s sake, consider going with bamboo instead. Not only does it require less to change it into fabric form but it’s more absorbent, which means it’s able to trap moisture and bacteria more effectively.

Make your own body products. When it comes to our overall well-being, it’s not just about what we do for the inside, but also what we put on the outside, right? A lot of the more commercialize beauty products are loaded with chemicals and toxins that aren’t the best for your body or the environment. Thankfully, there are plenty of websites that will lead you to recipes for making your own soap, lotion and even lip gloss. Just put “homemade body product recipes” into the search field of your favorite search engine for a variety to choose from.

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