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Honor Earth Day, Sustainable Living Tips

Updated: Apr 12

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22nd this year. Here are some great insights from one of our Cooking and Nutrition expert, Suzy.





Written by Suzy Destarac, FitPro Wellbeing Chef



Earth Day is April 22 this year, it falls on a Monday. If you work in an office maybe it would be a fresh idea to start a walk and talk lunch hour jaunt with your coworkers. Or get out and enjoy the fresh air during the busy workday to ground yourself and find a moment of calm.


We all want to express our thanks to the planet for the sustenance, beauty, and life that it gives, but may wonder does what I do really matter?  Think of it this way, if YOU start with sustainable actions, you are likely to influence those around you to do so as well. This makes a ripple effect and leads to a bigger impact.


While we are turning the focus to our environment this month, it’s also important to take care of our internal environment. Yoga is a fun way to incorporate grounding, breathing, and fun poses related to the natural world. Think Mountain Pose, Down Dog, Cobra, and Sun Salutations.





If you’re new to yoga, here is a beginners free energizing yoga sequence from Yoga by Adriene to try,

Another way to honor the Earth, and yourself is to cut back on meat and animal products.


What might be a simple meal that you could have without meat? Cauliflower is a great substitute for meat in stir frys and other dishes and offers a “meaty” texture, as well as offering many health benefits.


I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Theresa

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. —Albert Einstein

The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy. —Joshua Becker

What is something that you can commit to this month to honor the Earth, and yourself? Please leave your comments and share your intentions!




This article originally appeared on Shine Health Collective's Blog on March 14, 2024, written by Suzy Destarac. Read more about Suzy here.


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