We all know that a healthy diet and regular exercise are staples of living well and attending to our physical needs. But what exactly does an ecologically friendly lifestyle entail? What kind of practical actions might lead to the amelioration of the planet’s and your own health? Is it merely a matter of eating foods that are not processed, forgoing cars and riding a bike to work? Or is there more to it than that?
In fact, the attitude we take towards the larger environment around us – and the level of awareness and engagement we are willing to undertake – directly has an impact in not only our quality of life, but also our lifespans, and the rate at which we are born. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some ways we can live a more eco-friendly life.
If our bodies are our temples, healthy eating is the first part of self-love, and caring for those around us. Our corpus has nutritional requirements: it needs a certain amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates each day. Depending on your dietary needs, you may need more or less than others. Organic and unprocessed foods are always going to be an ideal choice, but are not always available depending on where you live, where you shop, and the budget you have for groceries. If possible, nurture yourself and your fertility by eating foods without traces of toxins or carcinogens.
When we choose to take care of ourselves and the environment we live in, we create a mutual cycle of synergistic reciprocation. We are not just taking care of the environment by eating locally sourced foods to lessen the carbon so that we can enjoy clearer sunsets. No, in fact, we are doing this so that our children will learn to respect the environment m and pass those values on to their kids. By getting in the habit of turning off lights when we are not in a room, not running water when are not using It, and generally not being wasteful, we honour the cost of the natural resources it takes to generate this energy. Similarly, by limiting our exposure to electromagnetic fields of radiation, we protect our future fertility so that we can have strong offspring unaffected by unnatural birth phenomena, and if we so desire, donate to projects like eggdonationfriends.com.
Fostering a healthy ecosystem
By being conscious of the kinds of materials we consume, how we consume them, and how those goods are then disposed of, we understand how we influence the world around us. We care for the future generations that will walk the earth long after we are gone, and we reduce our impact via carbon footprint. The effects go beyond that though: the tonnage of plastic that fills landfills, the toxic material that enters our air and water systems… these are all going to affect the sustainability of our planet, and by extension, the welfare of our species, and indeed all life.