What’s the link between wellness and sustainability?

Sustainability isn’t just about making environmentally conscious choices: health and wellness are fundamentally connected to living a sustainable life. The better you feel, the better you will be able to take care of your community and the planet. MindBodyLife is a vital connection.

What we eat, how often we exercise and how we take care of our mental health all play a role in creating healthy habits that can set the stage for a sustainable lifestyle. 

Eat sustainably

Sustainable eating isn’t just a fad, it’s a way of life. By choosing to eat sustainably, you choose to ensure nutrition for the future by reducing your eco footprint now. 

It’s not as hard as you may think: only consume or buy what you need, choose products cultivated with sustainable practices, eliminate single use plastics from your life.

Check in on your mental health 

Consciously or not, you most likely do a quick physical diagnostic of how you are feeling when you wake up in the morning. Why not do the same with your state of mind? 

Physical and mental health go hand in hand: do you have trouble sleeping? tension headaches? zero patience? 

Take a moment every day to assess how you feel, then set a game plan to manage any distress you may be feeling. 

Exercise regularly

It’s well known that exercise offers myriad physical, cognitive, mental health and social benefits. 

Getting the blood pumping in your activity of choice will help you sleep better, manage anxiety and reduce stress, control weight gain and reinforce personal connection. 

You don’t need to train for a marathon; just choose an activity you like and stick to it. Start slow, work your way up gradually, set a goal, track your progress and move everyday. 

Whatever you do, be sure to hydrate with an all-natural post-workout drink.  Packed with nutritional benefits, kombucha not only hydrates your body, but helps you recover faster from your workout.