Green is more than just a colour, isn’t it? Green has been associated with nature, growth, and health. Going Green, is not today’s discussion, instead, it is the need of the hour. If you wake up feeling sluggish most mornings, then it is time to fix your lifestyle and switch to a green lifestyle. Making a shift towards an environmentally-friendly lifestyle can help you lead a healthier and happier life. This will also act as a major booster to the world around you. To reap the benefits of a happier, healthier, and more productive lifestyle, you have to ditch unnecessary chemicals, unhealthy foods, unfriendly Earth practices, and add slight changes in your routine to make an altogether ‘better’ you.
Here are 5 simple and easy tips that can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily life to live a healthier & happier lifestyle:
Drinking a glass or two of water right when you wake up immediately helps rehydrate the body. Drinking water on an empty stomach helps in cleansing your bowels and flushing out all the toxins from the body. A person on a diet should drink plenty of water for an increased metabolism rate. As it has no calories, it also helps in losing weight.
Sleep is an essential, often neglected, part of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair, be fit, and ready for another day, boost the immune system, lighten your mood, increase productivity, and improves memory. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.
Organic food refers to the food products that are produced, prepared, and processed without the use of any chemicals like pesticides or fertilizers. Green vegetables, particularly leafy greens, supply vitamin C, folate, calcium, iron, and other nutrients, although the amounts vary by the type of green. While eating a diet rich in plants is key, if you do choose to consume animal products it is important to choose those which are raised ethically and sustainably.
Cultivating your edible plants puts you in touch with nature. You don’t even necessarily need a garden to grow your own food, a few of your staple edibles can be grown indoors easily. Some easy-to-raise versions to get you started are onions, garlic, potatoes, herbs, chillies, peppers, celery, tomatoes, aloe vera, lemon, carrot, salad greens, basil, mint, and much more. Houseplants are also known to help filter your indoor air.
The 3 R’s, ‘Reduce, Reuse & Recycle’, stand for waste prevention and summarize what we can do to live as eco-friendly as possible. While following simple steps, you can opt for living a sustainable lifestyle. Bringing small changes in daily routine like going paperless, carrying reusable bag always when going out for grocery shopping, choosing cloth over a paper towel or tissue in the kitchen or in general, taking a short shower, reducing water waste, avoid using single-use plastics, reusing plastic cutlery, riding a bike on short errands, using waste management, recycling old electronics or furniture, buying recycled products and much more can get you big rewards from environmental.
Living green is the key to this changing world and there are numerous benefits that you can take advantage of by these small changes. It is more important than ever to adopt a green lifestyle for the protection of our natural resources and for the sake of your better future. Choosing healthy living does not only refers to having a healthy diet and a happy life but also fighting for a Greener Future. This is in fact, what we learned during COVID-19 lockdown as well. Going back to basics, going back to green!
Living green is a positive, economically sensible, and humanly sensitive way of life, in which everyone would do their part to conserve our planet. Start focusing on your contributions from today and do educate others whenever and wherever needed. Go, Get Your Greens In…
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