Earth Day: How Living a Healthy Lifestyle Helps the Environment

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You probably didn’t know that living a healthy lifestyle is a great way to celebrate Earth Day year round. Many of the cornerstones of healthy living aren’t just great for you – they benefit the environment as well.

Exercise that benefits the environment

Biking or walking to work is a great way to build exercise into you day. Just leaving the car at home for short trips is a good first step. It’s also great for reducing traffic congestion, lowering auto emissions and improving the quality of our air.

Eating habits that help the earth

A lot of us are looking to eat more quality ingredients and cut GMOs from our diets. A good start is to shop at your local farmers’ markets. Not only does this support local farmers, it also reduces waste and pollution. Food at the farmers market is transported shorter distances and is generally grown using methods that minimize the impact on the earth.

Drink water…the right way

Everyone knows drinking more water is a simple way to improve your health. Remember to reduce waste by opting for reusable bottles over plastic ones.