Make this Planet Blissfully Habitual with Your Habits
Live to love your planet for it is the greatest blessing from your Creator. Your habits and the way you think make up what you are and they affect your health. Your habits not only work for you but that do have an influence on the health of the people around you and on the health of the planet you live in.
When you realize this, you will start making your life better for yourself and for others. There are seven possible ways you can go about doing this.
1. Reduce your intake of meat and animal products - 52 billion pounds of meat is consumed each year. This meat eating habit has had a damaging effect on the environment and livestock production is responsible for more than half of all water consumed for all purposes.
2. Eat less, waste less – Eighty per cent of the people over the age of twenty five are obese in the United States of America. Most of these adults need to reduce their intake of calories during a day. The easiest way to do this is to reduce your portion sizes of whatever you eat. A study has been done that more than forty per cent of the food that is produced for consumption is wasted.
3. Eat more fruits and vegetables - All medical organizations and departments dealing with health recommend a few servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Not even ten per cent of the population follows that. If you ate fewer foods that require much water to produce, it would help cut down the water requirement.
4. Go local - One of the most powerful means to reduce the effect of your carbon footprints is to consume locally grown and processed food. Not only is the food likely to be fresh than if it were shipped halfway across the world, but it is likely to taste better and retain more nutrients. By supporting your local farmers and growers, you will be promoting your local economy.
5. Avoid fast food chain restaurants – Your love affair with fast food restaurant chains has not only hurt your health but it has also caused severe environmental damage. Fast food outlets are the main source of urban litter. Styrofoam and other food packaging materials are a big problem as they become one of the largest sources of marine debris. A million birds and many turtles and other sea animals die of starvation each year after nibbling on discarded Styrofoam, plastics and other material that block their digestive tracks.
6. Avoid plastic – The environmental impact of plastic is scary. Only a small percentage of plastic bags are recycled and this means that the rest end up in landfills, oceans and everywhere in the environment. So, bring a reusable bag with you to the grocery store next time you shop.
Finally, love the people that you interact with and deal with all situations in a loving way. It will definitely make this planet blissfully habitual.