A sustainable lifestyle brings plenty of benefits, taking care of both your mental health and physical fitness.

Let’s start with cars that not only consume vast amounts of oil and contribute to global warming but also do not let you live a healthier and happier life. Experts from Whole People, a global platform dedicated to publishing the best ideas and tools for sustainable living, confirm that walking and cycling whenever possible can be a real game-changer when it comes to people’s health and longevity. According to numerous studies, walking just 30 minutes a day can make a big difference while fast walkers tend to live 15-20 years longer than those who do not take advantage of this excellent cardiovascular workout.

Moving forward, if you try to stick with the rules of a sustainable lifestyle, you make every effort to sleep in a natural fashion, meaning you sleep when it’s dark and use daylight for the majority of your activities. Acting in such a way, you help save a lot of electricity and avoid using too much artificial lighting, which is bad for your eyes, skin, and known for triggering headaches. In addition to that, when you go to bed before 11 p.m., you have quality sleep and enough time to relax, charge your batteries, and be ready to face any challenges that tomorrow can bring.

One of the major principles of a sustainable lifestyle is to buy only things you really want, need, and will use. While clothes are something that strikes your mind first, in fact, the idea of minimal consumption is much more complex and goes far beyond everyday shopping.

Think of such an important step as buying a house or an apartment, which is arguably one of the major investments in the life of every individual. People often opt for too spacious homes that significantly exceed the needs of their families. This is not to say, you have to build 3-story beds to squeeze your children in one tiny room and sleep in the kitchen yourself, but one does not have to be a math wiz to calculate the costs for all that heating, lighting, insulating, and a heck of a lot of other stuff.

All that unnecessary space costs not only our planet, it also costs you, dearly. The bottom line is that by living a sustainable life, you can save a lot of your hard-earned money first when buying your home, and then day after day, year after year – for the rest of your life.

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