This blog is a little different to our usual style. Sustainability is at the core of what we are doing. Being healthy and eco-responsible isn’t limited to what you put inside your body, or indeed how active your lifestyle is. It also extends to other areas of your life including your home! Where better to implement these ideas than at home? Read on for some small but effective ways to be more eco-responsible from the comfort of your own home.
Looking after the space in which we live is so important. Firstly, our bodies are the home we can never escape! Therefore, we want to make sure it receives the nutrition and care it needs. We are responsible for ourselves. Prevention is always better than cure!
The second space that we might not consider when thinking about health is our home. Your house, flat, or whatever property in which you reside also requires responsible caretaking. Follow these tips to make sure that your home is the healthiest it can be.
How can I be healthier at home?
Our body is our home. Incorporating healthier practices into your lifestyle and daily routine can be super simple if you let it. We owe our bodies the respect and energy of taking care of what we put in them. Making small changes can have a huge benefit. For example, eating nutritious meals and drinking lots of water is an obvious one. But one even smaller change you can make to enhance your health is incorporating matcha into your daily routine. Matcha has a host of amazing benefits for both our mental and physical health.
Matcha is a completely natural, organic and healthy product with nootrophic effects that help to balance our mental health, as well as a boosting effect to help us maintain our energy levels throughout the day. With high levels of antioxidants, matcha protects you from illness, regulates your blood sugar levels and reduces your blood pressure. On top of all of this, it also boosts your metabolism! Sounds great, right?
How can I be more eco-responsible at home?
We all want to live in healthy environments. That also extends from our own bodies to the environment in which we live. There are a number of ways in which we can take responsibility for our homes.
Firstly, you’ll want to invest in renewable energy. This sounds like a lot of effort, but it’s actually incredibly easy. You don’t need to invest in expensive solar power either! The most foolproof way to play your part is to switch over to a green energy supplier. Understanding your energy bills is the quickest way to be more eco-responsible at home. By opting for a green supplier, you won’t have to filter through the energy plans of larger suppliers to check that their energy is renewable. For example, Bulb Energy only have one energy plan. This means that they can invest fully in renewable gas and electricity to ensure that the energy they provide to their customers isn’t harmful to the environment. It also makes your life a lot easier.
In short, you want to make sure that your gas and electricity come from renewable sources, rather than fossil fuels that are contributing to climate change. You won’t have to feel guilty about the energy you use at home, as you know that you’ll be leading a greener life in your safe haven. You can read more about ways to make your home greener on Ofgem’s handy website.
Here are a further top 6 ways to be more eco-friendly around the house:
- Switch lights off – simple!
- Recycle everything – but you knew that already
- Create a small compost bin
- When its time to replace appliances – switch to energy-efficient versions
- Make your own homemade cleaners
- Repurpose glass jars for bulk storage
Going greener and moving towards sustainability can be done in much easier steps than we all realise. Here in the office we are constantly looking for ways we can improve. We would love to hear from you on the small tips that make a big difference!