Mindfulness: Healthy Habits Healthy WorldLeave the first response April 11, 2013 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness
It is always a matter of perception.
Healthy Habits / Healthy World
Heal Thy Habits / Heal Thy World
If it is to be it always starts with me.
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine shared the following suggestions:
What’s good for you is good for the planet; It’s just that simple. Keep this checklist of healthy habits on your refrigerator or computer desktop as a reminder that it only takes a few thoughtful acts a day to make a difference.
Meditate and Contemplate. Spend at least5 to 10 minutes a day meditating or in prayer. When your mind is at peace, you’re less stressed and more open to change. You become more mindful of your actions and how they affect yourself and the world around you.
Eat Two Vegetarian Meals. When you buy food that’s grown locally, you expose yourself to fresher taste and fewer pesticides. Eating less meat also reduces your consumption of saturated fats, and your carbon footprint. A vegetarian diet promotes heart health and conserves water, energy, forest lands and pastures.
Exercise for 20-30 Minutes. It’s great to go to the gym, but a brisk walk can get your heart pumping, too. Before you get in the car, ask yourself, “00 I really need to drive to this particular destination?” Then think how great you’ll feel after you walk or bike there, saving gas and reducing greenhouse emissions as well.
Recycle, Reuse and Refuse. It takes a lot of energy to manufacture new products and creates air pollution, too. Before you toss anything in the trash, ask yourself if you can recycle or reuse it. Then refuse to buy products you know harm your health and the environment. One simple way? Limit your use of plastic bottles, which often contain chemicals that can get into your drinking water and food.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, 2013.
The reality is that Earth Day is everyday.