The problem with tips and lifehacks aimed at helping us to go green, is that they can often seem like a lot of work for relatively slim rewards. Often these tips involve making big changes to our lifestyle, all so that we can save just a few dollars on our energy bill or make the most minute dent in global warming that won’t really make all that much of a noticeable difference. It may sound bleak, but the reality is that many people feel this way.

The good news though, is that the majority of green tips also have other benefits. And one of the most common is the benefits they tend to have on our health. So next time you’re thinking of making a change to your home that will help the planet and save you money on your energy bill, remember that any of these things will also improve your health, your lifestyle and your wellbeing at the same time…

 

Take Cold Showers

One of the biggest drains on resources around the home is showering. Showering uses up a ton of electricity and water and even covers the bathroom with condensation that has further negative consequences.

That then should be good enough reason to consider taking cold showers which require barely any energy, create no condensation and force you to be quicker (thus using less water). This also happens to be great for your body, as it aids your ability to regulate your body temperature, it triggers the production of testosterone and even enhances your mood through noradrenaline release.

Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

Growing your own fruit and veg is highly rewarding, but it also means you won’t have to rely on shop-bought foods any more. This then means you can get away from foods that might be covered in pesticides and you can save money on the kinds of things you know are going to do nothing but good in your body.

 

Create a Home Gym

If you currently drive to the gym on a regular basis then you are wasting a lot of fuel, but also a lot of time. Chances are that on occasion you will decide against going because you can’t be bothered to drive or to go out in the cold. Creating a home gym then could help to kill two birds with one stone, allowing you to get into shape more easily from the comfort of your home.

The Right Windows

Having enough windows in your home can make a big difference to your health as well as to your energy efficiency. Did you know that simply looking outside at green grass can help you to relax and reduce cortisol levels in your body? Meanwhile, sitting by an open window will stimulate the production of vitamin D for better sleep.

If you don’t have many windows in your house then, or if they aren’t very pleasant on the eye, use windows installation and ensure they are double glazed and able to keep the heat in more effectively.

 

Turn Off Your Phone and Computer

Your phone and your computer are great tools for using throughout the day. Unfortunately, they are also tools that take their toll on your health in a number of ways. In particular, having your phone and computer on throughout the evening can prevent your body from recognising that it’s time for bed and the bright light of the screen can upset your internal bodyclock. The solution therefore is to turn off for at least a couple of hours in the evening. This will also give your brain a chance to rest as you no longer have the fear of getting phone calls all through the day. As the added bonus this will also help to save energy as you will need to recharge your tech less frequently.

Author Bio: Warren Brown is a freelance blogger and an ace creative write with many years of experience writing for top blogs. Warren has written on a myriad of topics and has written several posts for us.

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