GREEN YOUR 2013 FITNESS ROUTINE

plyos Hey everyone!

 

It’s Marzia, your eco-friendly diva! As some of you know, I try to do my best to be eco-friendly. I am good some days and I am very bad on other days but I try to do the best I can with the resources that are available to me in the moment. If you are looking to turn over a new leaf this 2013, then here are my favorite eco-friendly fitness tips.

  1. Take your workout outdoors. No need to burn electricity indoors, burn calories outside with Mother Nature.
  2. Reusable water bottles. Instead of buying plastic water bottles that take up space in landfills, get a home filtration system and use reusable water bottles.
  3. Eco-friendly fitness wear. Look for companies that use earth friendly fabrics like hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton. Make sure the companies practice sustainable business models.
  4. Green fitness equipment. Many companies are now making eco-friendly workout equipment like energy free machines and yoga mats made out of bamboo or hemp.
  5. Go digital. Instead of writing your food or workout journal on paper which waste trees, download an app that will do the work for you. Most apps now are so detailed and advanced.
  6. Recycle your old running shoes. Look for a company that recycles old running shoes to make basketball courts, tracks, and other building materials for your community.
  7. Eco-friendly fitness facilities. Look for a gym that practices to reduce their carbon footprint. They may use chemical-free cleaners, recycle plastic bottles of water, and energy free machines.
  8. Eco-friendly personal care products. Quit plugging up your pores with artificial toxins. Use organic natural products on your body like deodorant and sunscreen when working out.
  9. Take shorter showers. Every minute you cut from your shower is roughly 5 gallons of water. The less time your shower takes, the lower your impact on the environment.
  10. Meatless Mondays. You will not lose your muscle mass skipping one day a week without animal meat. Cutting out meat one day a week will help your health and that of the environment as well. Go to www.meatlessmonday.com to learn more. They have wonderful protein packed recipes and great environmental facts.

I hope this helps you some!

Go green my freinds!

Marzia

 

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