National fitness day – Not just human health
The aim of this day is to promote the most active day of the year. We know the benefit regular exercise delivers including a healthier heart, increased wellbeing and a better quality of life. However, many of us find getting fit troubling. It becomes a challenge and it shouldn’t be.
So what has this got to do with the environment? So a major anthropogenic factor which is damaging/ changing the world we live in, is the burning of fossil fuels. One of the main sources of this being from motor vehicles, so here’s an idea – what’s stopping people using the car less and walking or cycling, or driving less miles and walking the rest?
Coinciding human and environmental issues has many benefits – we can look at this in what is good for the environment is good for human health/lifestyle too!
- Cleaner air – Less greenhouse gases in the atmosphere causing global warming, but also less dust and carbon monoxide for humans to breathe in.
- Economic – Whilst driving less, releases less emissions, you will also save money in less fuel expenditure or paying to park.
- Quicker than being sat in traffic – rush hour. Everyone’s in their cars – be that annoying person that beats the traffic running/walking past the gridlock!
So happy national fitness day everyone! Get active and protect our environment at the same time.
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