When you wake up and put on your running shoes, what is that one thing that motivates you to go outside? Besides the obvious desire for fitness, the Earth herself can be a tremendous motivation in all her natural beauty during our daily runs through parks or fields of flowers- it’s simply amazing!
The fresh breeze blowing through your hair and the vast expanse of greenery are just some things that make running in nature so much more enjoyable. The Earth is beautiful and deserves to be appreciated for all its natural wonders.
You can do your part in helping protect Earth by making small changes that will improve the environment, and together we can help make every day Earth Day.
Recycle or Donate your old gear and running shoes:
Every time you purchase new running gear and shoes, think about recycling or donating your previous attire instead of dumping it in the garbage. There are numerous methods for recycling shoes. Take them to your local Goodwill or homeless shelter. Many companies now have recycling and reuse programs for athletic equipment and shoes. You can look up relevant locations and offer your equipment for recycling.
Make purchases from eco-friendly brands:
Today, no matter what you wish to buy, you will have an infinite number of vendors to choose from. If you are committed to making the planet a healthier, cleaner, and better place, make the right option when deciding on your running gear. Currently, there are many brands like Brooks, Girlfriend Collective and Allbirds that create a wide variety of products from recycled materials and sustainable methods.
Take a refillable water bottle from home:
Plastic pollution is a big threat that the Earth is dealing with. If you carry around disposable plastic bottles to relieve your thirst while burning calories, a reusable and refillable water bottle would be a better solution. You may lessen your carbon impact on the earth in this manner.
Ensure that you run on a clean track:
The simplest way you can contribute to the conservation of planet Earth is by keeping it clean. So, if you are running down a route and come across a few wrappers or cans, you know what to do. Simply pick them up and toss them in a nearby trash can.
These were a few tips to help you take care of the environment while taking care of your body. Follow them and inspire others to join you in making the Earth a greener and more pleasant place to live in.