Work on Wellness
Sustainability not only entails living a more green, environmentally friendly lifestyle, but also focuses on individual happiness and interconnectedness within the world. By getting people to think about their and their neighbor’s wellness, a more holistic point-of-view is formed, creating a sense of connectivity between nature and the rest of the world. Be a better you by living a well-balanced life and following these tips:
Take it Outside
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. So grab a group of friends and get outside, instead of wasting electricity by watching TV or playing video games. Get a round of soccer, Frisbee, or catch going, or hit the campus Wiowash Trail along the river with your bike or running shoes and enjoy the fresh air.
Walking to class and taking the stairs instead of the elevator are easy, everyday ways to reduce your carbon footprint and better your health. A 180-pound person will burn about 100 calories per mile, so step it up and improve your wellness and be more sustainable while you’re at it.
Toss the Toxins
Some personal car or household products can be harmful to your health. Read labels and do research to find healthier choices. If you live in a residence hall, no need to worry UW Oshkosh cleans your building with healthy, green products!
An easy, green way to improve indoor air quality is to grow a potted houseplant. Plants benefit your life in many ways and can provide a little bit of the great outdoors inside.
- Plants benefit your health by:
- Increasing oxygen levels
- Releasing moisture vapor and increasing humidity, which decrease dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs
- Removing toxins from the air
- Increasing attentiveness and concentration
- Decreasing fatigue and anxiety
For more information on the benefits of having indoor plants visit: http://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/5-benefits-of-houseplants