When it comes to living longer and more healthy, a few small changes can make a big impact. Here are a few to get you started:
Organic Options - One of the things you can start to do to improve your personal environment is to choose more organic produce. This will help limit your exposure to pesticides in your foods. Invest in your local organic growers by purchasing your produce when you can at farmer's markets. Some organic foods may also be more nutritious than their conventional counterparts
Houseplant Helpers - Plants are a great way to add natural beauty in your home. They are also great helpers in improving the air quality as well. Do some research to see what plants suit your lifestyle and work the hardest in helping your environment be better.
Glass Over Plastic - When you can, choose glass items over plastic items for food storage. Plastic can contain harmful chemicals like BPA and phthalates that can seep into food. Not to mention, this is good for the entire environment when it comes to purchasing food since glass is recyclable.
Fragrance Free - Another thing that will help your overall environment in your home is to choose fragrance free cleaners and air fresheners. Check the ingredients. If they aren't disclosed they likely contain harmful chemicals that are carcinogenic. There are natural scented products that you can buy if you still want a pleasant smell in a cleaner. One other tip: if you want to improve the overall health of your air, invest in a HEPA filter.
These options are just small things to change in your daily routine. A little bit of change can lead to big step in a healthier, longer life.