World Environment Day

Eco-friendly habits that you can adopt

You can contribute to a clean and safe environment by changing your lifestyle. This will also improve your health and fitness significantly, Today, on the occasion of World Environment Day, acquaint yourself with some of the habits of modern lifestyle that can add to environmental pollution. A, United Nations initiative, countries across the world have been observing June 5 as World Environment Day since 1974. The aim of this day is to spread awareness and encourage initiatives for the protection of our environment. The theme this year is “Biodiversity” and Colombia is hosting the celebration in partnership with Germany. Also Read – World Environment Day 2020: Here’s how climate change can affect your health

Let us see how you can contribute to a cleaner and safer environment today on the occasion of World Environment Day. Also Read – World Environment Day: Your everyday products may emit harmful toxins giving you cancer and more

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions, Breathe Cleaner Air

Caustic cleaning agents are harsh on your apartment’s plumbing, your natural stone countertops, and your hands. Products containing ammonia, chlorine bleach, and other chemicals that evaporate during and after use can also reduce the quality of the air you breathe. Keep your indoor air fresh and healthy by using natural cleaning solutions. By mixing your own solutions using every day items such as baking soda, lemon, vinegar, olive oil and other natural cleaners, you can also save money. Also Read – World Environment Day 2020: Climate change can aggravate deadly disease outbreaks

Go for organic food

Most food farms use chemicals that are harmful for the environment. Try to incorporate more locally grown, organic foods to your diet. This will also boost your health and save you from many chronic ailments. Pesticides seep into the soil and pollute the land. Moreover, transport of these foods over long distances contribute to environment pollution. So if you switch your food habits, your health, the environment and your local economy will benefit significantly.

Take up gardening

This is a great way to increase your fitness levels. Gardening is fun and easy. You can also grow your own herbs and spices. A few vegetables can also be grown on a small patch of land or in flower pots. You will be able to have healthy foods that you grow yourself. And, pottering around the garden or tending to your plants will also increase your level of physical activity.

Avoid switching on the light during the day

Artificial light comes with a lot of health hazards. A recent study says that artificial light at night may increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. So, during the day, let the light in and avoid switching on your artificial lights. You will be saving energy and keeping health conditions at bay. Natural light will also correct your circadian rhythm and help you sleep better at night. It will improve mood and meek mental diseases like stress and anxiety at bay. You will also get vitamin D from sunlight which will make your bones stronger.

Choose your cleaning products with care

Most household cleaning products are laden with harmful chemicals that can not only affect your health but also have an impact on the air you breathe. Avoid products that contain ammonia, chlorine bleach, and other chemicals. These evaporate during and after use. It has a negative impact on the air you breathe, which ups your risk of many diseases including cancer. So always read the label carefully before making any purchase. Instead of these chemicals, use home made cleaning agents. Baking soda, lemon, vinegar and olive oil are natural cleaners that you can use.

Published : June 5, 2020 12:16 pm




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