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5 ways to say THANK YOU to nature

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By : Vik

9 months ago

Stress reduction, anxiety reduction, fatigue reduction, pain reduction...the benefits of nature on health are no longer to be proven. It has a real impact on physical and mental well-being and for patients, it can really act as a therapy to complement treatments.  
 
Taking care of the environment is increasingly important. Why don't we go for a walk and say thank you? Here are 5 ways to do so:   

1. Bring a reusable water bottle   

Bottled water pollutes 1500 times more than tap water (1). Drinking from a reusable water bottle avoids the use of a plastic one. Did you know that the best waste is the one we don't produce? Such a water bottle is infinitely reusable and therefore a great tool to preserve nature! (Plus, you can have a really nice and personalized design).  

 

2. Bring a bag to collect waste   

If sorting waste is a reflex for many people, throwing it away in nature is still a too frequent gesture for others. To help nature, I invite you to take a bag to collect any waste you might come across during your walk, and to throw it in a garbage bin at the end of your journey.   

 

3. Use eco-friendly sunscreen   

Did you know that sunscreen is harmful to the ocean, especially to corals and marine ecosystems, and even to humans? (2) It is very important to protect your skin, but it is possible to do so in an environmentally friendly way. For that, you can apply a cream that uses mineral filters and an organic label. The best is to use protections like glasses, hat and t-shirt: even if you have to use sunscreen in addition, it limits the quantity used! (Swimming in the sea, in a lake or in the shower, the sunscreen always ends up in nature...)   

 

4. Avoid picking  

Fauna and flora are sensitive, some ecosystems are fragile and some species are protected. To take care of nature, I invite you to avoid touching the plants and animals that you may come across, they live in an already precarious balance. In some areas, picking is already forbidden, but you can apply this principle everywhere to go further!   

 

5. Follow the trails  

Nature can be observed without being damaged. If you want to limit your impact on nature, I suggest you enjoy its beauty by staying on the marked trails. Human footsteps and walking sticks can damage fragile species, erode soils, and harm the small organisms present in these natural places.   

 

With all my love, 
Vik  

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