Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Upgrading to a Greener Workout

Due to the wonderful response from our readers the last time we wrote a post about a green workout routine, we decided to revisit the subject - with some tweaks here and there, of course!

We believe that going green is more than just a fad; it's a necessity. Greener choices and making changes lead to an overall improvement in your health and lifestyle. Which is why, more than focusing on green workout products, today we want to provide you with options that help provide  more flexible, feasible ways that you can upgrade to a greener workout.

Utilize the Great Outdoors.

 When nature and fitness are brought together, the benefits and possibilities are endless. The fresh air gives you a boost of energy, the sun produces vitamin D which is good for your too! Whether you run, jog or cycle, being outside gives you an opportunity to shake things up - you can explore new areas, challenge yourself by hitting hills and mountains, all while interacting with your community.

Maximise Your Home Space.

 Need a change of pace? Outdoors not really speaking to your fitness drive? Why not set up a workout station at home? A lot of exercise routines only require minimal space and can be bought online, watched via a DVD or even found on YouTube! Working out at home not only leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint than say, driving your SUV to the gym and back, it is also convenient and cost-effective.

Flock Together.

 Exercise with your friends. This allows you to have more input about your progress and gives you more time to hang out too. Sign up for a marathon race or join a sports team. Share your equipment and carpool to the park or sports ground!

Fill Your (Tummy) Tank.

Fuel up on sustainable food. Protein bars and processed shakes are full of sugar and preservatives. You can get all the nutrients your body needs straight from the farmer's market. This means not only do you support the local produce, you also cut down on environmental waste. Tips: Bananas ease muscle cramps, cherries help combat soreness, free range eggs give you protein and spinach is good for muscle building antioxidants.
Have any ideas on how else you can upgrade to a greener workout? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you!

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