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Keep Your Body Lean By Going Green

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We all want to know new ways to keep our bodies lean and healthy, but what about the health of the world around us? Here are some eco-friendly ways to keep to your health and fitness goals while giving Mother Nature a makeover of her own.

Growing Your Own Food
When you think about it, growing your own food is actually pretty cool. You control everything from when it’s planted to when you pick it off the vine. Not only do you get the satisfaction of watching your food grow and harvesting your hard work, it can leave you with fewer trips to the grocery store and less of those grocery bags laying around.  Learn how to grow a garden anywhere!

Eco Friendly Fitness Trips
Our friends over at Shape shared these fun (and heart pumping!) ways to not only help work up a sweat but to shape up the environment. Things include burning up to 500 calories an hour preserving the Grand Canyon, taking a weeklong vacation into the woods to help clear hiking paths, or canoeing down a river with friends while cleaning up the waterways.

Thirty30 Enliven
Thirty30 is doing something awesome. They are making products that are not only good for you, but also for the environment. Their very first product, Enliven, is an all natural pre workout drink mix that gives you the perfect pep of energy before a workout. The packaging is 100% recyclable and has no artificial additives for an all natural healthy experience.

Reuse or Recycle your water bottles
Did you know that it takes around 1,000 years for a standard water bottle to bio-degrade? And around 80% of all single-use water bottles eventually end up in a landfill. Try out a reusable water bottle that you can wash and reuse. Not only can you pick a bottle you enjoy using, you will be saving the planet with every fill-up.

Walk more than drive
This one is simple. If you live within walking distance of work or where you need to run errands, why not skip the car keys and slip on those tennis shoes. Not only will you save money on gas and the environment on fuel emission, but you will also be getting a great aerobic workout.

 

Sources:
http://thebeautybean.com/site/fitness-2/green-your-workout-7-eco-friendly-fitness-tips/
http://www.shape.com/fitness/training-plans/eco-friendly-fitness-tips
http://thewaterproject.org/bottled_water_wasteful.asp

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