Working out can be very helpful to your mind, body and soul. However, your workout routine may cause damage to the environment. Exercising at the gym can really hurt the planet because of all the energy that is wasted on powering the exercising machines, lighting and air conditioning. However, there are plenty of ways you can stay fit and contribute to making the planet a better place to live in.
The big electrical machines at fitness centers require a lot of energy to operate. The simplest way to save money is to create a home gym that doesn't require a power strip for you to get in shape. By exercising outside, the only energy will be using is your own.
Eco-friendly exercise products
If you have a home gym, or a little area in you house where you work out, consider buying eco-friendly workout equipment such as exercise mats made from eco-friendly foam.
Before you start your daily exercise routine, eat healthy and boost your energy by eating organic cereal, granola bars, or try homemade smoothies mixed with orange juice and fruit. You can also eat healthy before you exercise by following the 100 mile diet, and eating organic fruits and vegetables. Organic fruits and vegetables are not sprayed with harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Walk to the gym. Leave your car in the driveway and ride your bike, or better yet, take a jog to your local park. You'll be saving money on gas while toning your muscles and losing those unwanted pounds.
Exercising doesn't always mean jogging and running. You can exercise by going in your backyard and gardening. Gardening builds muscle strength and agility and it helps you lose pounds. You'll be growing your own muscles by pulling weeds instead of using harmful pesticides. Further your exercise by using an emission free lawn mower instead of using one powered by gas.
Eco-friendly workout clothes
If you already have a gym membership and you don't want to cancel it, you can still help the environment. Ask your gym to create a rooftop garden. Also, consider buying eco-friendly workout clothes. You can buy a sports bra, running shorts or workout shoes, that are made from organic cotton, recycled fabric, bamboo or other eco-friendly materials.
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