World Environment Day was last week, but the journey to a more sustainable future is ongoing – and it applies to your workout routine, too.
June 5th – last Friday – was World Environment Day, and whilst we should be thinking about ways to make our lives more sustainable on the regular, it was a great reminder for all of us to rethink our daily routines and consider ways we can “green” our lives.
Climate Change may seem like a big, scary issue, but by making small changes in our everyday habits we can make a difference.
You’ve probably begun your journey with reusable KeepCups for your morning coffee and reusable straws for your iced beverages, but what about your workout?
If, like me, you’ve never properly considered the world of eco-friendly workouts, read on for four simple ways you can green your fitness regime.
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Workout in sustainable gear
From head to toe, you can update your workout wardrobe to include sustainably created pieces.
View their range of eco-friendly shoes here.
Our top pick: Women’s Tree Dashers, available in six colours
View their range of activewear, featuring fabrics made from post-consumer used recycled plastics, here.
Our top pick: All Day High Rise Tights, available in five colours
View their range of sustainable bamboo activewear here.
Our top pick: Racerback Sports Bra, available in two colours
Swap out your plastic water bottles
Ditch the disposable water bottles when you’re rehydrating from your workouts. Instead, opt for a high-quality reusable bottle that’s free of toxins – think either BPA-free plastic, glass, or stainless steel.
Our top picks:
SOL Reusable Glass Bottle, available at Flora and Fauna
BPA-free Contigo Cortland Autoseal Bottle, available at Flora and Fauna
Cheeki Classic Insulated Bottle, available at Nourished Life
Green your gear
The equipment you work out with can be greener too! Look out for natural, sustainable or recycled materials, like these items:
Gaiam Performance Earth-Saver Yoga Mat, available at The Iconic
Eco-friendly Cork Yoga Block, available at Catch
11-piece Natural Latex Resistance Bands, available at Catch
Reconsider your trip to class
If you’re heading back out to the gym or studio (when restrictions have lifted, of course), reconsider the way you get there. Can you walk, bike ride, take public transport or even carpool to get there? Any of these options can help to reduce carbon emissions. If you’re in need of a bike, these are our suggestions for basic rides to get you to class:
Elops 100 City Bike, available at Decathlon
Progear 53cm Fixie Pearl, available at Catch