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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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Three Ways to Become More Eco-Friendly at Home

February 16, 2015 2:00 am

(BPT) - Whether you're motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly.

Here are three ways your family can create positive environmental change starting today:

Research shows that less than two percent of waste in the United States is recycled, yet almost half of all trash can be recycled. School lunches are one source of waste that most families don't consider. These are packed each morning and tossed away each afternoon once lunchtime is over.

Protect water resources
Water is one of the most important resources people have, yet every year billions of gallons are needlessly wasted. You can conserve water in your home by teaching your children to take shorter showers or baths, turning off dripping faucets and avoiding letting the water run while they are brushing their teeth. You can also reduce water waste in your home by investing in water-saving appliances and by reducing or eliminating the practice of watering your lawn, relying on rain to do so instead.

Plant a tree
Trees are more than just a beautiful backdrop; they are also essential to the environment. Trees improve the quality of the air you breathe by capturing dust and pollution particles that can affect your health. As trees grow, they remove greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon, and release pure oxygen into the atmosphere And, trees properly planted around a home can help lower air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25 percent.

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More Americans Adopting Mind-Body Lifestyles

February 13, 2015 1:57 am

More Americans than ever are taking steps to live a healthier life, according to a recent report by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The report found that non-vitamin, non-mineral and natural products remain the most popular complementary health approach used by American adults.

The report also reveals an increase in usage of fish oil, probiotics, prebiotics and melatonin among adults, with fish oil being the most commonly-used natural product. Use of glucosamine, chondroitin, echinacea and garlic usage decreased significantly.

The report also points to growing trends in mind-body lifestyle practices, including:
  • Yoga practice among Americans ages 45-64 increased 5.2 percent over the last five years.
  • Nearly 18 million adults practiced meditation.
  • Nearly 20 million adults had chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation.
Source: NCCIH

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