Sustainable Living and Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of a person are inseparable from the health of their surrounding environment, and the interactions between the two of them can be very complex. Everything we do in our day-to-day lives has an impact on the planet – from the food we eat and the clothes we wear to the car we drive. Making the shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle will not only help to make a positive impact on the planet for future generations, but it can also improve your health and wellbeing.
Tips for sustainable living and your wellbeing
Here are a few changes you can implement in your lifestyle in order to make our world a better place:
Reuse and repurpose
Reduce your need to buy new products. Giving a new life to something you were about to throw away is one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. Glass jars can make great storage containers for pantry items, pen holders or vases, while old socks are great for removing dust around your home.
Eat less meat and more plants
Eating more fruit and vegetables is not just good for you, but it’s also good for the planet. Not only are they great sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals, they also have a small greenhouse gas and carbon footprint!
Use less plastic
It takes millions of years for plastic to decompose. Cutting down on plastic bottles, coffee cups and plastic bags seems obvious, but it’s one of the most effective ways to reduce your waste. Invest in a ceramic or stainless steel reusable cup for your morning coffee, when grocery shopping bring a reusable tote bag, and consider using beeswax wraps instead of clingfilm.
Conserve water and energy
Being mindful of how you use energy will not only save you money, but it’s a great way to reduce your carbon emissions. Unplug your devices when you’re not using them, turn off switches on standby appliances, turn off lights when you’re not in the room, and switch off the tap while brushing your teeth.
Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Avoid using home cleaning products that contain toxic chemicals or bleach. Repeated exposure to these cleaning products not only affect the environment but your health as well. Use natural alternatives such as white vinegar, baking soda or lemons.
Make sustainable transport choices
Choosing to walk, cycle or take public transport is another way to be more sustainable in your day to day life. It’s not only better for the environment, but for your bank balance and your health too.
Remember that implementing these creative changes to every aspect of your daily life will support your wellbeing and sustain the planet. That’s why, we encourage you to use our digital health services including our Symptom Checker and See A Doctor. Download and register MyNextcare app now.