3 eco-friendly ways to exercise (1/3)

Improve your health while also reducing your carbon footprint. Here are three great ways to exercise, plus our eco-friendly product picks

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1. Walking

Walking, many experts will say is one of the best, if not the best way to get a little physical activity. Experts recommend the average adult aim for 10,000 steps each day. To help achieve that, consider purchasing a pedometer to keep track.  Fitness expert and author of The Think Factor, Brent Bishop says, “a regular walking program helps lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.”

According to Bishop, a daily walking regimen is a great way to exercise without putting a strain on the knees and joints. By leaving home each day a little earlier and walking to work, rather than driving, you’ll not be on your way to achieving a healthier lifestyle, but you’ll also be doing Mother Earth a much-needed favour. Commit to walking to your destination at least one day a week if you can and feel better about your shrinking carbon footprint. Just remember to stay hydrated!

Eco Tip: Forgo plastic and instead bring a reusable water bottle with you on long walks. Try Kleen Kanteen’s 18 oz Classic Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $17 (free of BPA and other toxins).

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