Taking small steps to improve your health without bringing dramatic changes to your lifestyle is the ultimate goal in everybody’s life. Of course, you want to be healthy. But you don’t want to make it to hard on yourself to stay healthy. Long hours at the gym might not fit in your current lifestyle. But gentle exercise outdoors may be the perfect alternative. In fact, you can improve more than your own health with simple habit improvements that don’t force you to question your entire lifestyle. You could make own little planet a healthier place directly from the comfort of your home. Here’s how to do:
Reduce your traditional energy consumption
There’d a direct and noticeable advantage to reducing your energy consumption at home, and it is lower energy bills. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to get your solar panels to make it work. If you don’t want to break the bank, you can still make little changes in your household with a lot of consequences. Changing old appliances with energy-saving items is a happy compromise – halogen ovens, for example, need less energy and cook faster; you can read more here. Switching to LED bulb can make a great deal of difference too, and it doesn’t cost the world!
Start a veg garden
If you’ve got your own garden, you can release your inner green thumb abilities and start a simple vegetable garden. It doesn’t mean that you will be able to become self-sufficient, but you can certainly save on your grocery shopping. Follow this handy guide to start your first veg garden. It doesn’t have to be big, at first. You’ll be surprised by how much you can grow in a tiny space! You can start designing your garden on paper or using the Vegetable Garden Planner on Mac or PC, or an app such as the Garden Plan.
Buy locally grown products
If you don’t have the space or the time for a small vegetable garden, you can still make a difference by shopping locally produced products. In short, this means that you might have to ditch the avocado and the mango smoothies from your favourite foods. But ultimately, local products reduce global warming, as they don’t need to be travel long distances to get to your plate. More importantly, they taste better as you get to eat products that are naturally ripped and that receive less aggressive treatments that in an international factory farm.
Ditch chemical cleaning products
Reducing the presence of indoor air pollutants can have a dramatic impact on your health while remaining gentle for the planet. Chemicals, and especially the ones in cleaning products, are aggressive for your skin and most surfaces. They also have harmful emissions that put your health and the planet at risk. Instead, you could pick organic cleaning products for your floors and laundry, which is the easiest alternative. You can even make your own cleaning products using natural ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.
As you can see, making the planet a greener place doesn’t take as much effort as one might think. What matters is your dedication to make it work. Are you ready to change your lifestyle, a step at a time, for the sake of future generations?