4 easy ways to exercise sustainably
Are you keen to live a more sustainable life? While there are plenty of ways to make your beauty routine more sustainable, we bet you haven't given a second thought to your exercise regime. When it comes to fitness, you may not have thought of simple switches, such as opting for leggings made from recycled water bottles, which will make your training healthy for the planet as well. We’ve rounded up some environmentally friendly ways to enjoy your next workout.
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1. Getting from A to B
Consider your mode of transport. Do you find yourself driving, sitting in traffic, and trying to find a park at the gym? Would you be able to walk or bike there instead?
2. Ditch the plastic
A reusable water bottle is a must – stash one in your car so you’re never tempted to buy a plastic bottle if you’re caught short. If you forget your bottle, use the water fountain at the gym – it may be a mild inconvenience, but the ocean will thank you for it.
3. Opt for sustainable fashion
Who knew gym leggings could be made from recycled fishing nets or water bottles? You can get your hands on some from the likes of girlfriend.com. The Girlfriend Collective’s latest collection are lightweight, quick-drying and a percentage of each sale goes towards supporting cleaner oceans.
When it comes to footwear, the Allbirds range is a great choice with runners made from merino wool, as well as recycled cardboard and plastic. Their production processes are more environmentally friendly than those of sneakers made with typical synthetic materials. For toiletries like body wash and deodorant, go for natural products with the least amount of packaging.
4. DIY protein bars
Make your own protein bars rather than bought ones. Plus, because you know what’s in them, they’ll probably be better for you too.
This story originally appeared in Good Health & Wellbeing.
Main image: girlfriend.com
Do you have any hacks for exercising more sustainably?