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World Environment Day and Eco Friendly Habits for Healthy Living

World Environment Day and Eco Friendly Habits for Healthy Living

Sanjay Kumar 04 June, 2021 Updated on : 04 Jun 2021
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What are the ways to give back to nature?

Why should we take care of our environment? A small way of giving back to nature in our own way is the focus of World Environment Day. Man has been the main destructive force in the degradation of the environment. That is why, on the environment day every year, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), various events are organized across 100 countries in the world to spread awareness and make action plans to save the environment.

When and Why is World Environment Day celebrated?

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year, promoted by the United Nations. Since 1974, the UN has been actively encouraging the concept of ‘People’s Day’ every year – one day in the year to do something for the ecology, consciously and responsibly.

What is the focus of World Environment Day?

In 2020, the theme was ‘Biodiversity,’ and in 2021, it is about ‘Ecosystem Restorations.’ UN is officially to launch the Ecosystem Restoration Decade that would involve focusing on growing trees, rewilding gardens, making cities and towns green, cleaning rivers and water bodies, cleaning coasts, and transforming our diets.

What is the significance of the environment in human life?

The basic question of why the environment is so crucial in our lives needs to be understood first. Nature plays an important role in the survival of living beings on Earth. The biotic and the abiotic environment need to be in the right balance for the sustenance of life. Any imbalance like global warming or the depleting ozone layer makes life difficult and challenging. If things are not addressed fast, our future generations may face fatal consequences.

How can we protect our environment?

If you think that taking care of the environment involves doing fancy things, you need to read here to know how by leading a healthy lifestyle, you can protect the environment and your health.

What should we do on Environment Day to live a healthy life?

  1. A healthy diet plan

A healthy diet plan

Choosing to eat healthy by tweaking your diet, which is also one of the themes of World Environment Day this year, is the best way to help heal nature. Going in for organic food, fresh veggies, and fruits and cutting down processed food help reduce the production of greenhouse gases. Going in for local fresh agricultural produce and reducing meat consumption help reduce your carbon footprint. Need help with your diet plan? Join FITFEAST, a part of FITPASS, to speak to leading nutritionists in India.

  1. Exercise

Exercise

Surprised? Did you know that by exercising, especially outdoors, you not just take care of your health but also nature? Exercising outdoors helps reduce carbon footprint by not using energy-consuming equipment. Also, when you exercise at home, you save on fuel that contributes to polluting the environment. When you exercise outdoors, you switch off the lights, fans, and other electronic gadgets that also help reduce your carbon footprint. Now that most fitness centres in the country are operating virtually, it is good to register with a fitness app like FITPASS membership and avail of attractive ongoing FITPASS offers.

The app offers different choices to interested fitness enthusiasts

  • FITPASS APP connects you with a fitness studio close to you.
  • FITPASS –TV connects you virtually with your peers so that you can exercise together on your lawn from the comfort of your home.
  • FITCOACH offers licensed fitness trainers for personalized fitness routines in the virtual world.

What should we do to keep our environment clean?

  1. A green zone at home

A green zone at home

Develop a green area in your home. It could be a terrace garden, a small lawn, indoor air-quality enhancing plants, money plants in jars around the home, and more. Small steps that harmonize nature with our lives.

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