9 Awesome Things to Do on Earth Day That Can Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer
Earth Day is here! A day to reflect on the beautiful life that our planet gives us and to remember all the wonder that it has to offer. Earth Day was founded in 1970 to bring the growing concerns of air pollution and public health to the front and center. 34 years later, Earth Day is still reminding us that keeping ourselves and the planet healthy should still be at the forefront. If you haven’t decided how to spend your Earth Day, we have a few ideas that will lower your risk for breast cancer.
Go For A Hike
Hiking can improve your fitness, lower your risk of cancer and lower your risk of reoccurrence. Get out there, bask in nature’s gifts and improve your health.
Start Your Own Garden
Fruits and veggies are one of the many awesome things that the Earth gives us. A lot of the time they are sprayed with harmful pesticides before they are sold to the public. Start your own garden and avoid all harmful chemicals on your produce. Watch this video that shows you how to do that now!
HAVE a SUPER Food Picnic
Picnics are another opportunity to take advantage of the wonders of nature. Get a group of friends together and relax out side with a picnic full of these anti-oxidant powered super foods.
TURN YOUR HOME NONTOXIC
Take a few easy steps to start making your home free of toxins and chemicals that are harmful to your health. Make a few of these simples DIY recipes for your kitchen, bathroom, garden and laundry room.
Ditch Plastic All Day
Dedicate your day to avoiding all one use plastic products because, simply put, plastic sucks! Replace food or beverage containers with glass or metal and don’t buy anything wrapped in plastic. Check out this guide on simple everyday tips to lower your palstic consumption or try some of these alternative products instead.
Go car-less FOR THE DAY
In honor of creating less air pollution, ride your bike or take public transportation for the day instead of driving. Biking can help your joints and boosts your energy levels for the day. Taking the train or bus takes cars off the road and gets you a little relaxing time in before and after a stressful day at work.
PLANT A TREE AND BREATHE
Planting trees can help the air quality outside your home, but how do you protect the air quality inside your home? There are specific types of plants that can help improve your air quality more than others, even removing up to 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours. They’re pretty too!
UNPLUG FOR THE DAY OR NIGHT
Unplug for the night to save a little electricity and relieve a little stress for you. Spend time with your friends or family or a read a book instead!
Do Something that Makes You Happy
Last and not least, do something that makes you happy. The best things about our planet is the life it gives us and Earth day is the perfect reminder for us to enjoy every minute of it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Monica Schrock is a passionate non-toxic lifer and writes about her experiences on her blog, Low Impact Betty. After blogging for years on the topic, she started her own non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free skin care company, Bare Bones Body Care. You will most likely catch her drinking coffee, playing basketball, reading Tank Girl or laughing uncontrollably.