After the first 9 tips, here we go again with 9 more tips for a healthier and more environmentally friendly life.
These tips, not only help the environment, but also help you improve your lifestyle. Here are some more green eco-friendly tips for a better, healthier and happier life.
This is the second article of these series, check out the first one here.
1. Create your own garden
Not only is it an incredibly great hobby, but also you get to have the fresh air source around you. Along with all the common plants try having some air-purifying plants in and around your home so that you do not have to try and have a healthy lifestyle.
Nothing can be more satisfying than walking around in your own garden early in the morning and enjoying the fresh breeze. But remember not to use any chemical pesticide or insecticide on the plants.
2. Green Holidays
Holidays can have damaging effects on the places tourists visit via fuel consumption, damage to local habitats, pollution, and distortions in economies.
When planning a holiday you should consider green alternatives, or consider a staycation by enjoying a local holiday, thus reducing the environmental impact of vacationing, and benefiting/engaging with your local community, ecology, and economy.
3. Do outdoor workout
Instead of indulging in workout assisted by electrical equipment indoors, do some exercises outdoors in the fresh air so that you can stay rejuvenated all day long and also have low power consumption to make the practice eco-friendly.
Most of the people who work out outside in fresh air feel that their routine is a bit more productive than the others who do training in confined spaces. This way you can also get direct sunlight and enjoy the morning ambiance.
If you have to do your physical exercise at home, check out the best apps to control your training here.
4. Go Paper-less
If you can ditch paper from your daily life, do it! You can receive all your bills and letters from banks, energy companies, and other service providers by email.
And don’t print off documents unless it’s absolutely vital. You can also help the process by recycling any paper and card you no longer need.
If you really need to print documents or buy paper, choose a recycled paper instead of the normal one.
5. Be in the natural sunlight
Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D that you could ever find, so every morning between 7-8 AM try to have as much direct sunlight as you possibly can so that you can get rid of your vitamin deficiency and have glowing skin as well as a healthy body.
Also, it will decrease power consumption and is, therefore, eco-friendly as well. But make sure that you are not going in direct contact with the sun after 10 am in the morning because that is the time when there is maximum UV radiation which might do more harm than good.
6. Reduce Purchases
Before you buy something, ask yourself this “Do I really need this? Is this essential right now? How did the production of this product impact the environment and what further impacts will there be with the disposal of the product?”
When you are thinking about buying something, try the 30-Day Rule: Wait 30 days after the first time you decide you want a product to really make your decision, this will eliminate impulse buying.
7. Get enough sleep
Sleep has the ability to optimize mental and physical energy, and optimal levels of sleep are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease and improved longevity.
One simple strategy that can help ensure you get optimal amounts of sleep is to go to bed earlier, going to bed at 10 pm or 10.30 pm is a potentially useful investment in terms of your short- and long-term health and wellbeing.
Shutting down the computer or turning off the TV early in the evening is often all it takes to create the time and space for earlier sleep.
8. Choose Plant-Based Cleaning Products
If you haven’t got time to make cleaning products, you can make the switch to environmentally-friendly options instead. Some Brands are made from natural, sustainable, plant-based ingredients that don’t leave chemical residue behind and are biodegradable.
9. Eco-Friendly Celebrations
Big celebrations in our lives are often associated with extravagance and consumption. You can keep this as it should be, but you can be Green whilst you’re enjoying yourself.
For example, gestures such as making invitations from recycled materials, asking guests to bring homemade food, and selecting local/fair trade foodstuffs can all go a long way. If you have to use plastic utensils, at the end of the party, don’t throw them in the trash, wash them and save them for next time.