Have you embraced sustainable fashion and invested in eco-friendly technologies in your home?
However, have you thought about the impact that your wellness routine has on the environment?
Of course, it is important to ensure that you look after yourself; your physical and mental wellbeing are paramount, but does that need to be at the expense of the natural world that you live in?
The simple answer is no. It’s not too late to embrace an eco-friendly wellness routine that looks after your own needs as well as those of the environment, and here’s how you can do it.
Make your workout gear green
If you are a regular gym-goer, then chances are you like to be kitted out in the latest specialist workout gear that promises to keep you sweat-free and looking good for the duration of your workout.
However, it is possible to look and feel good and, at the same time, be environmentally friendly. There are many amazing brands now available that offer gym wear made from recycled fibres as well as biodegradable ones. Many companies are even practising zero waste production so no more filling up those nasty landfills.
Embrace the great outdoors
Whilst on the subject of working out, if you currently favour the gym as your means of staying fit, why not consider spending more time exercising in the fresh air. Not only will you be saving on the energy needed to power all the gym equipment, but you will also reap the benefits of being outdoors and connecting with nature.
Even if you do not partake in a fitness routine, you can still enjoy the physical and mental advantages of being outside; take a walk in your local park and take time to really notice the wildlife or indulge in a meditation session by an open water area.
Conserve your beauty and the environment
Switching your current beauty products to eco-friendly ones has never been easier with beauty companies investing in high-quality skincare and makeup goods to meet the demand of today’s environmentally-conscious consumer.
So, what should you be looking for and what should you be avoiding?
- Aim for packaging that is both recycled and recyclable
- Avoid face wipes and cotton swabs
- Try a shampoo and conditioner bar
- Choose a micro-bead free toothpaste
- Look for vegan and natural products
Indulge in non-polluting pampering
Everyone needs a bit of pampering every now and then to recharge their batteries and help soothe their mind and body from the stresses of daily life, but that doesn’t mean that they must forgo their eco-friendly aspirations.
Instead, look for a spa that is located in a green building, uses a natural water source, offers locally sourced food and drink and one that has a strong recycling policy. You could even look for luxury spa days in Yorkshire and combine an eco-friendly spa trip with stunning scenery and the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors.
Fuel your body with well-sourced meals
Choosing to eat an organic and vegan diet is one of the simplest ways to care for your body and the environment at the same time. If you want your body to thrive then you need to start seriously thinking about the ingredients you put in it and where these ingredients come from. By choosing a vegan diet you are actively helping to prevent the plight of animals, and by going organic you can ensure that you are not consuming any nasty pesticides or chemicals.
Another choice you can make is to only buy food that has been sourced locally; support local farmers and shops rather than buying from large supermarkets who fly or drive a lot of their produce in from other countries, using large quantities of fuel in the process.