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The Benefits of Green Living

The Benefits of Green Living

Living green may not be easy, but it does come with a great deal of benefits.

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In an era where the world’s economy suffers significantly, it is more important than ever to find ways to reduce costs.

Recycling is a large part of living green. Many people are encouraged to recycle with the exchange of funds for recycled products. The government understands the importance of this exercise and the benefits that come with it. The exchange of funds for this practice costs far less than what it would if recycling didn’t take place at all.

Green living also involves the reduction of consumed natural energy. The less natural energy we use the less we pay to other countries for their fossil fuel, because ours have run out.


Our environment, for many centuries, has provided us with everything we have ever needed to survive. However, as populations grow, so do people’s needs. And as people’s needs grow, so do demands for supplies, which in turn cause the preservation of our green planet to slowly dwindle away.

An environment that was once filled with mother nature’s gifts have become altered, filled with poison, gas, and chemicals that are slowly converting our planet into one toxic wasteland. As technology improves and more scientific research are made to develop simpler ways of life, we also put our environment and all things living in it at risk for a slew of problems.

Green living contributes significantly to the well-being of our environment with the reduction of air pollution as well as pollution through waste in our landfills.


Green living promotes less pollution and more health benefits. Toxic material, especially those made with certain harmful and questionable chemicals are separated from us, causing less concern for health problems.

Many people who practice yoga as a form of exercise find its benefits with the way they feel after regular sessions. One of the secrets to the revitalized feeling that people gain from yoga is the breathing exercises involved in the practice. Thousands of years ago, the yogis realized that proper oxygen supply into the system helps stimulate good blood flow through the body, causing the rejuvenation of the mind and body.

A less polluted environment can contribute to good mind and body experience as well. It can promote positive energy and a good, functioning respiratory system, which is made up of the organs that help us breathe.

In addition to clear air, living green also involves the preservation of what mother nature has provided for us. In the recent decade, organic foods and natural living have become the hype towards better health. However, many have forgotten that organic and natural foods lacked its existence in the grocery aisles just a few decades ago. Why? Most of our food were natural. Genetic modification of genes didn’t exist along with increased cases of autism, brain disorders, and other increased numbers of malfunctioning body organs.

Our health should be our number one priority. Without it, what good is the rest?

Lexie Lane

Lexie Lane is the creator of voiceBoks.com, owner of Social Media Panel, and co-author of the book, The Blogger's Survival Guide Tips and Tricks for Parent Bloggers Wordsmiths and Enthusiasts.


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  • Growing up, we lived green out of necessity. It was the cheaper alternative then but that is no longer true. Now it seems to be cheaper to buy all that artificial crap although you get what you pay for. But in the long run is it really cheaper when your health suffers?

    I’ve been trying to buy more local homegrown foods at the farmers market just like my grandfather did back in the day. The benefit? It tastes way better too!

  • Oh if I could just eat healthier. I know that you are what you eat but yet I still get weak in the knees for ice cream. This is what is my motivation to start a garden of my own, than I will be eating even healthier than grocery store organic. 🙂 Thanks, I bookmarked this.

  • You’re right, our health should be our top priority. I love this post…I just wished my husband felt the same way…we are on different paths when it comes to what we eat. 🙁

  • Very good post! I know the people during the Depression had to be frugal for a reason, but they got it right. Reuse everything! Don’t throw out what you can use for another purpose.

  • I am always trying to improve on living green. I do think it is so important it is just hard to incorporate certain things some times. I am absolutely trying to live better so this does help me focus on the overall picture.

  • Living a green lifestyle has been a choice for me because of the health benefits. It’s still a work in progress!

    • It’s hard, but I’ve read that it takes your body at least 23 straight days to get used to something. After that, it gets easier. So if you’re consistent, you should be fine. Living green is definitely challenging.

  • I actually have an environmental Science degree (as well as a 2 yr accounting degree)-and I couldn’t agree with all you have said more!! Although I do not particularly agree with exchanging credits for energy consumption–I believe that each country should use only what they have!

  • I am all about trying to live more green. Not only is it better for the environment, but it is such a more healthy way to live for yourself. One thing I have been meaning to start doing again is Yoga. I used to do it nightly, and I slept so much better and felt so much better.

    • I love yoga. I always tell people who don’t get it that it’s all about clearing your airways and getting oxygen in places it might have a difficult time getting into, especially if you don’t work out. Definitely helps me sleep too!