Over the holiday season the average person gains between 7 to 10 pounds. And for most people that’s a “lot of holiday cheer”. Thinking about taking that weight off? Adding a little exercise to your daily activities will definitely do the trick. Start the year by giving your health and the environment a clean start by greening your exercise routine.
Here are a few tips to help you along:
1. Buy a reusable water bottle
One of the most important parts of any exercise routine is hydration. Instead of buying packs of bottled water and creating more plastic waste use a stainless steel or recycled water bottle that you can wash and reuse again and again.
For that extra boost of energy buy your fruits and foods locally or organic. Everyday make your own smoothie mixing organic yogurt, juices and locally grown fruit together in a blender for a healthy start.
3. Walk, run, or ride a bike
If the weather’s good, take a run, walk, or bike ride in a park or your neighbourhood. No need to burn electricity while you burn calories, go outside.
4. Plant a garden
Always wanted to start growing your own fruits and vegetables? All the digging, planting, watering, and weeding gives you a great workout, with many tasty treats in the end. Want to make your green garden a little greener? Try rainwater harvesting to help grow your plants.
5. Encourage your gym to go green
Have your gym start a recycling program, members can bring their bottles from home to be collected and recycled.
Trimming your waistline and your environmental impact will certainly make losing those few extra pounds a lot more rewarding. Make these tips a part of your daily green lifestyle routine.