Want to make your workout better for you and mother nature? Here are some quick and eco friendly exercise tips that won’t cost the earth.
Get rid of your single-use plastics
The easiest and quickest way to make your gym visit better for the environment is to pick up a reusable water bottle.
Whilst it might be second nature to grab a water bottle, picking up a reusable bottle will not only help the planet, but it’ll also save you some cash too.
When properly cared for, these water bottles can last for years.
Make your gym wear work harder
It’s worth spending a little bit more on your gym wear and purchase products that last – as well as products which were made without people being unfairly exploited.
Have a read of ‘Good On You’s guide to ethical activewear – they rate each company on how they treat their workers, as well as their carbon footprint.
Heading to the gym? Make your journey greener
Don’t fancy doing your full workout outdoors? Opt for a greener journey to the gym. Biking or running to the gym not only boosts your workout, it also helps the environment.
Going fuel-free for your commute can also save you a bit of cash.
Taking your workout to the great outdoors is one of the best ways to make your workout greener.
A recent study found that exercising outdoors was linked to ‘decreased tension and stress’ compared to exercising indoors. It can also decrease levels of cortisol (the hormone that triggers stress).
Another benefit of exercising outdoors is increased exposure to vitamin D. Becoming more exposed to vitamin D helps regulate the body’s quantities of calcium and phosphate, nutrients which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
We hope you can apply some of these eco friendly exercise routines to your workout. To find out more about the benefits of exercise, check out another of our articles below.