Sustainable, Self-Sufficient Backyard Ideas

 Eco-Friendly Fitness Products

Global warming has become somewhat of a political debate, however, there is growing evidence that our planet is suffering due to the increasing amount of burning fossil fuels and other greenhouse gases.  According to NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change global temperatures has risen about 0.8°C (1.4°F) since 1880. With our temperatures rising every few decades, the push toward becoming more sustainable is vital. In this article, we will be discussing how to build your sustainable home gym, spa, and recreational backyard. 

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How to Make Your Home More Sustainable

NASA has reported that “Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal” to we must all do our part when it comes to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Starting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult as you think. There are even simple methods that can help you to become sustainable in your home or apartment

  • Use LED Lighting 
  • Create an indoor garden 
  • Use a water-efficient showerhead 
  • Repurpose and old household items 
  • Use solar energy 
  • Unplug your devices 

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How To Make a Gym Sustainable 

Sustainability is great for the environment, and it can potentially save you money. Eco-friendly gyms and studios have become popular in the past few years. However, due to the recent closing and reopening of gyms, many gym rats are taking safety into their own hands and building sustainable home gyms. When creating your eco-friendly gym, you need to get eco-friendly products. Here is a list of some fun suggestions:
Fitness Dance Pole. A fitness dance pole is a perfect addition to any garage gym or backyard gym with a stable ceiling. Not only are these pole capable of giving you a complete, full-body workout, but they are easy to clean, require no electricity, simple to install or remove, and are is an all-around fun exercise.  

Trampoline. Believe it or not, a trampoline is a great way to get a safe and fun work out! Practice flips and turns safely while burning calories and having a great time. Nowadays, Trampolines are generally fairly priced and can be replaced easily. 

Half Yoga Ball. A half yoga ball is great for exercising, stretching, and practicing difficult yoga moves. Improve your balance without draining your home of electricity or adding extra waste to the planet. 

Other Tips Include:

  • Moving the gym to the backyard and avoid air conditioning and fans 
  • Use filtered water in a reusable water bottle 
  • Choose eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Limit paper use 

How to make a gym sustainable

Eco-Friendly Spa Ideas 

With a little bit of effort, it becomes surprising easily to go green and live an eco-friendly lifestyle. It is not only simpler to live green but beneficial to our planet. While many spas and beauty salons are implementing new business models due to current reopening, others are bringing the comfort of a spa to their very own home. When building your home spa, consider these eco-friendly spa tools: 
Solar Powered LED Umbrella. An LED solar powered umbrella is the perfect addition to any patio or backyard as it allows you to enjoy the outdoors during the day by providing shade, the offers a soft and romantic LED light at night. 

Solar Sun Shower. Save money on electricity with a solar sun shower. Enjoy water heated to your ideal temperature before and after you use your pool or hot tub.  

Reusable Portable Sauna Tent. Reduce the amount of energy used when you customize the temperature and reuse this cotton cover after working. 

Other Tips include:

  • Monitor temperature levels and water levels to eliminate waste 
  • Purchase wooden furniture made from recycled wood 
  • Using all-natural treatments 

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Recreational Backyard

More of us are spending time in our backyards this year. Let’s make it a place we can actually enjoy. Backyard remodeling doesn’t have to be expensive. Choose sustainable entertaining ideas that won’t require costly upkeep of the use of electricity. Some example of these would include:

Basketball Hoop. A basketball court is a simple and easy activity that the entire family can play, while getting exercise and having fun.

Archery Set. Get creative and be your own superhero. Practice your aim with this fun and interesting home hobby. 

Birdwatching Camping Tent. Connect with nature from the safety of your own backyard. Watch birds or discover the constellations with this camouflage off the ground cot tent. 

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