3 Tips on How to Live a Healthier, More Natural Lifestyle
Everyone wants to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but not many people do it. Why? Because it doesn’t look very easy. Changing your everyday habits you’ve been nourishing your whole life seems unreasonable and complicated.
Meanwhile, people around you who live a natural lifestyle appear happy and satisfied with themselves. So where do you start? How can you change your settings, habits, traditions, and jump out of your comfort zone? There are a few tips to help you do it.
Let me warn you in advance. Some of these tips may not seem too easy to follow. Don’t stop halfway and give up! Many people have done it before you. So you can too. All you have to do is overcome a few obstacles. All things are difficult before they are easy, right? Let’s go!
1. Go Through Your Beauty Bag
Every woman has her beauty secrets, which come along with an overflowing cosmetics organizer. Let’s start with that sacred place and pull all the stuff out. Now, take each lipstick, blush, eyebrow pencil, and read the list of ingredients. You’ll be amazed at how much dangerous synthetic stuff you are putting on your face every day.
Parabens and phthalates can cause numerous unpleasant conditions, including cancer. That’s why I recommend throwing out anything that has these ingredients and looking for replacement beauty products, which are phthalate and paraben free.
Of course, it can be challenging, as well as costly to replace everything you have in that bag at once. So start doing it gradually. Once you run out of something, replace it with a natural product.
Parabens and phthalates are not the only “bad guys” waiting for you in your lipstick. Refer to this list to make sure you are getting the right stuff.
2. Do A Seasonal Cleaning
Is it time to clean up your apartment? Experts from Hoboken cleaning company Ecopure advise doing full-scale cleaning every season. And they are not talking about washing floors and dusting. Throwing useless stuff out and inspecting the long forgotten corners is more like it. While you are doing all that, look at the cleaning products you are using.
You may be appalled to find out how many chemicals and toxins you spray around your apartment every week, month or season. The Environmental Working Group made up a list of toxic cleaning products which you should throwing away immediately.
Even if you don’t see any of your products on the list, consider switching to eco-friendly cleaning options. You’d be amazed at how well you can clean your house with baking soda, lemon, and vinegar.
3. Reconsider Your Food Shopping Habits
Here comes the tough one. The numerous antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides you find in the supermarket foods can leave you feeling tired and sick. However, going completely organic is expensive for the majority of people. It’s also inconvenient since eco food stores are rarely “right around the corner”.
Make a list of foods you eat more often than others and try to buy them in eco stores. You can purchase frozen food in bulk, slightly reducing the cost of the products. You may also want to consider buying locally grown food. While it’s not possible in large cities, you can find antibiotic and hormone free meat at nearby farms.
You can browse numerous environmental forums to find out where people who have been living a healthy lifestyle for a while buy their food. You may also learn many interesting hacks to help you on your way to a happier and healthier eco-life.