From outdoor furniture and water features to what type of plants you choose, you can optimise your garden for mental wellbeing for the whole family by applying the principles of Feng Shui.
Developing healthy habits at a young age is important in order to maintain your physical and mental health as an adult; after all, healthy habits create happy bodies. But adulting is hard and many responsibilities and life circumstances get in the way of healthy routines, causing unwanted anxiety and stress. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States alone, causing people to suffer from symptoms like uneasiness, sweating, heart palpitations, and more.
Many people turn to medication as a treatment to combat these unwanted symptoms and anxious feelings, but this doesn’t have to be the only answer. We’ve provided you with useful self-care tips and healthy solutions below to help you stay on track with your healthy living routine and rid your anxiety!
Naturally, all of us drink water, and many of us opt for bottled water instead of tap in an effort to stay healthier. But drinking from a disposable plastic water bottle isn’t necessarily a healthier option—and it has a highly negative impact on our environment.
It starts well before a plastic bottle even touches your lips. Creating one year’s worth of bottled water requires 17 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars or power 190,000 homes. And after a plastic bottle is disposed of, it might become one of the 38 billion bottles that end up in our landfills each year. Even worse, it might wash into the ocean, where plastic waste kills 1.1 million marine creatures annually.
What’s more, plastic water bottles sometimes contain harmful chemicals like BPA, which means that “healthier” bottled water could actually be causing serious health problems.
This infographic from Printwand is a helpful breakdown of the most important facts and statistics that you should know about disposable water bottles, along with the criteria to look for when choosing a reusable alternative (such as those available here).
We all know that true sustainability comes from switching up our daily habits, yet for many this is a challenge. We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon to feel like we simply don’t have the time or the energy to be green. As the saying goes, “it’s not easy being green.”
Sometimes all we need to stay on the green path is a helping hand – something to remind us why we need to change our behaviour and that offers guidance on how to continue being eco-friendly. This is where technology comes in. Whether you want to make big or small changes in your lifestyle, there is a mobile application to help you. However, with literally millions and millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
A good starting point is to identify one area of your life you want to “green.” Real change begins at home, so there is no better place to start than with energy efficiency. With just a few changes around the house, you can dramatically reduce your energy usage and your overall carbon footprint.
By providing information, education and motivation, mobile apps can be a tremendous help when undertaking energy efficiency projects around the home. The team at Calgary Window & Door Guys have put together a highly informative infographic guide laying out the most useful energy efficiency apps for your home. Ranging from the practical to the playful, each of these apps offer unique ways of aiding you in your journey to become a better citizen of the earth. With handy information about features, benefits and user reviews; this guide has everything you need to make the right choice.
Check out the infographic below to learn how you can use apps to start saving energy today!
By Emily Parker, Catological.com
For anyone who has ever been in a hospital, gone through the demands of physical therapy, or had a loved one in a nursing home, it goes without saying the experience can be difficult. However, as scientists are starting to discover, using animal-assisted therapy in these and other situations can have a very positive impact on patients.