It is that time of year again, time to make your resolutions and hope you can incorporate some new life goals. This year is the “perfect” year to make some resolutions that will have some real impact on your health and happiness, and the health of our planet.
Here are a few ideas:
If you resolve to lose weight make sure that you try and achieve this goal without the use of unhealthy fad diets. Perhaps you could just resolve to start eating whole foods, more organic produce, or to stop eating processed foods instead. Perhaps you could start by emptying your refrigerator and pantry and starting over from scratch…you and your family deserve it.
If you resolve to reduce, reuse, and recycle try using some of the following tips. Since plastics are a major component of our waste, ditch them for reusable glass containers. Also look for alternatives products that do not use plastic containers such as a shampoo bar wrapped in fabric. Start using reusable cloth diapers instead of environmentally unhealthy disposable diapers. Take your grass clippings, leaves, and tree branches and hedge clippings to your compost pile and not the garbage pile.
If you resolve to lessen your impact on the earth, make it a point to explore alternative transportation such as a bicycle or your own two feet. This will certainly help you with your weight loss and/or healthier body resolutions too.
If you resolve to spend more time with your family then it may be a great time to start planning a “healthy” vacation for the summer months. Check into some fitness camps or retreats that the whole family can participate in.
Here is to a great new year filled with health and happiness for our planet and everyone on it!