There are 63 synthetic chemical products found in the average American home, translating to roughly 10 gallons of harmful chemicals. According to US EPA estimates, indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoor air pollution levels. So, whether you choose to remove tour shoes before entering your home or leave windows open to circulate fresh air or make the crucial switch to more earth-friendly cleaning products, start taking steps to detoxify your body.
Thousands of books have been written on the thousands of benefits of exercise so here’s just one factoid to pique your interest: Research studies have found consistent moderate intensity physical activity may reduce a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 40% to 60%. “Exercise is the fountain of youth.”
Two thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress and 54% of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives. Here are 12 ways a stressed but Earth-friendly human find inner peace without the stress of substantially deepening her/his carbon footprint.
At 98.7° (body temperature), animal fat is solid (think: pork chop) while plant fat (think: olive oil) is liquid. Not surprisingly, the risk of death from heart attack for the average American is 50%. For a vegan: 4%.
The above steps can value our bodies and our minds. More abstractly, we can green our minds in a few other ways, like mindfulness, interdependence, awareness, and speaking out. As some guy named Proust once said: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
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