From what you wear to how you workout, your fit lifestyle could be harmful to the environment.
Plastic pots, throw away fashion and short drives to the gym all add to the massive impact humankind is currently having on our beautiful planet.
So what can we do to be more eco-friendly? Bordoni Sport prioritises being kind to the environment and promoting fair trade fashion. So together, we’ve come up with eight environmentally friendly tips to help your fitness lifestyle save the whales and your pocket.
1. Ditch the plastic.
From water bottles to pre-packaged food and coffee cups, plastic is everywhere. This is especially true if you are grabbing drink on the go or snacks between class and work. Whilst it’s difficult to get rid of completely, simple swaps can make a big difference. How about buying a water bottle and a reusable coffee cup? We love Chilly’s bottles available in Europe and the UK, which keep drinks cool (or hot) even when they’re sat in the sunshine. They’re also better for your health (some research has shown plastic leaches into water from bottles which can be harmful for your health) and your pocket. When it comes to snacking how about wrapping sandwiches in greaseproof paper or using a little bamboo lunchbox?
2. Make earth friendly food choices.
How far has that apple travelled to your supermarket? Buying local produce is better for the environment and your health.
Does that pear really need plastic wrap?
Could you support a local greengrocer or cook from scratch rather than get take out or a ready meal? You’ll have less packaging to throwaway and you’ll know what’s going into your food and your body.
Once you start thinking about the food choices you make you’ll soon notice how little switches can make a big difference.
3. Take your workouts outside.
Why fire up a treadmill when you could pop on your running shoes and head for the great outdoors? This doesn’t have to mean cutting out your favourite classes but perhaps mixing up your training a little to ensure you get a bit of fresh air into your lungs and your pores. There’s plenty of evidence to back up the positive effects that exercising in green space has on your stress levels and on your DNA. Plus you’ll save some fossil fuels in the process.