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How To Change The Way You Treat Your Body

If you haven’t yet, make yourself aware of what you are putting as waste on the Earth. This is an act of love! For a very simple, affordable lifestyle, see: http://www.getfitforlife.org/choices-change/ and sign up with our mailing list at: http://www.facebook.

We’ve all heard the phrase that “we’re the first generation that can do anything with our bodies that our parents and grandparents could.” A lot of people equate that with ‘doing your best,’ but what it really means is, ‘be aware of what you are putting as waste on the earth’… which is about as much as you can ever do in one year. If one of your biggest goals is to be healthy at any cost, you can’t do it. If we’re all aware that we’re destroying the environment, this is the first and the best thing we can do to help change this. I’d like to make it very clear that I am no environmentalist. I’m not a ‘green’y type of person. I am, however, a very passionate person who believes that this is an issue that affects us all and that we all have our own part to play. If nothing else, I hope to put to good use the knowledge I have gained about our precious planet.

In order for you to do anything about this, it’s time to first realize that this is a bigger problem than we ever imagined. It’s not about being ‘anti-green.’ It’s not about living in your car. It’s not about eating fast food or going to fast food restaurants. It’s not about putting less money into the environment by buying a home. It’s about changing the fact that we’re putting our waste on the Earth. It’s not about eating less fast food. It’s not about cutting down or having less kids. It’s not about not buying into the greed of corporations that use products that harm the earth for profit. It’s about making choices that are based on the principle of ‘less is more,’ not ‘greener is better.’ In other words, if you’re going to keep putting your waste on the earth, it may as well be the best waste we can find. Because if we all do what we can to reduce waste and use resources more wisely, we will not need to consume to meet our needs, we will not be ‘greener,’ and we will not be destroying the environment. I know this might sound strange to you, but I can assure you, it is possible. And if you are truly living your life differently, it won’t just happen on its own, it will also require your support.

So then what? What can you do in your everyday life to make a difference? There are so many great resources out there, I want to be very brief: * I find exercise beneficial. I find that it’s actually an effective tool for health, but only when you take a proactive approach. The more I am active in my everyday life, the happier I am, and the cleaner I feel. * Try to try and go for a walk at least once, even every morning. It helps you get your blood going, makes your eyes look healthier, and gets you in a better state of mind than any TV show, comic book, or video game. * Eat a vegan diet. I have tried several times and can confirm this is a true statement: it works. Vegetables are the answer! * Reduce waste with composting and recycling. Recycle cans! Recycle tea bags! Recycle anything that you can! * Learn about sustainability at the local, state, and federal level. There are a lot of great resources out there, you just need the time to search for them. * Buy things that you truly care about. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that the world is full of trash, but when I’m at Wal-Mart, I’m not buying it ’cause I think they’re the best because of all the recycling, the fact that they have environmentally friendly packaging (or at least non-toxic), or because they’ve been around a long time and everything is fine there. I want things I can actually afford to use because I know that’s where my money will go: into the economy, into jobs, into my future. 

The Earth is your future, and it’s the life’s work of our greatest generation.