Green living practices for a healthier lifestyle

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Person riding bicycle

Green living practices for a healthier lifestyle

by Anna Boquen
Stripes Korea

Incorporating green practices helps you improve your health and lifestyle; moreover, it also creates a significant boost to the environment and ecosystem. Ditching unhealthy food, unnecessary chemicals, unfriendly environmental practices and bad habitats can conserve the environment. So, everybody should play their part to save the Earth and its people, regardless of where they live.

We have narrowed down some activities to help you figure out what you can do to save your environment. It is fun to practice these methods, so immerse yourself in them and welcome a greener future.

8 tips that contribute to a green environment and healthy lifestyle

1. Grow trees: Conserve natural resources

Green practices save the natural resources available to you. You can establish a tradition of planting more and more trees. Involve your kids in plant-growing activities to instill environment-saving values in them.

Gardening is not only an environment-friendly deal, but it is also a fantastic way of managing stress.

2. Consume less water: Save nature

Saving water is another way to lessen the environmental influence on your lifestyle. By wasting less water, you can minimize energy usage and cost.

You can conserve water in the following ways:

  • Use a short washing cycle
  • Fix leaky pipes, taps, toilet cisterns
  • Take short showers
  • Close the faucet while brushing your teeth
  • Install tap aerators on all your taps
  • Establish a low-flow showerhead as it can save plenty of water and energy
  • While making tea and coffee, boil only as much water as you need

3. Say no to plastic: Reduce environmental pollution

The most prominent benefit of going green is reducing environmental pollution. Plastic is the environment’s biggest enemy, and it has already done too much damage. Thus, you should phase out plastic and adopt more sustainable storage methods.

Instead of plastic, you can

  • Swap polythene for cloth,
  • Switch to glass or reusable bottles,
  • Carry your containers for takeaways or
  • Use steel utensils instead of Teflon.

4. Use solar energy: Minimize energy usage

Instead of using electricity, make a shift towards solar energy. It is an awesome idea to use solar energy to power your households during the summer. It will not only work as an environment-friendly option but also reduces the cost of utility bills.

5. Motivate others: Create change in your community

It takes one person to bring change to a community. When people see your healthy lifestyle, they are encouraged to follow the same. A green lifestyle maintains a cleaner environment, which benefits you and everyone in your community.

You can also conduct campaigns and sessions to motivate others for a cleaner planet.

6. Motorized bike: Change up your commute

Another beneficial habit that you can adapt to is choosing the no-emissions commute or a motorized bike.

It helps you arrive at your destination with zero emissions. Unlike other powered forms of transportation, trucks or cars, a motorized bike can reduce your carbon footprint and the risk of global warming.

In short, motorized bikes use fewer resources and energy than cars. By riding on it, you can decrease the amount of fuel and pollutants discharged into the atmosphere.

7. Go organic: Save food and lifestyle

The food we consume creates a profound impact on the global environment. With the world’s population growth, the food demand increases and the pressure on ecologies and habitats also proliferate. Eventually, food production, supply and consumption become complicated.

It would be best to follow some considerations to reduce the environmental impact.

The following are ways that offer a healthy lifestyle in this situation:

  • Pick local and seasonal products.
  • If you eat meat, minimize the weekly consumption of meals that contain meat.
  • If you eat fish, follow the sustainably-sourced fishing methods and species.
  • Avoid unnecessary food packaging.
  • Always go for fair-trade, environmentally-friendly and sustainable food.

8. Use charity shops: A sustainable and ethical option

Charity shops offer a way to recycle undesirable items; you can find secondhand goods for yourself. The other way round, you can significantly support your choice’s charitable cause.

9. Share and borrow: Increase interaction, reduce pollution

You can cut down on shipping and packaging by simply sharing things with others, such as books, CDs and DVDs that you can borrow from friends or libraries.


Going green is an ideal way of contributing to a healthy lifestyle and environment conservation. Train your kids on the importance of living green; ensure that you raise environmentally conscious kids. You can follow the above tips that will support you to succeed in an environment-saving endeavor.


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