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Happy March, fitvia fam!

As you’d all know, we’re coming from a month where our focus was on energy and motivation in the winter months. As a result, we’ve spent February motivating ourselves and recharging our batteries — getting ready to embark on the journey towards a happy new us. And it feels amazing. (Right?!)

But we’ve been thinking — why stop there? Now we’re filled with fresh, boundless energy, why not use this to our advantage and focus on doing better not only for ourselves, but for our planet as well. We’re talking about using this new month as an opportunity to integrate this new version of ourselves with a healthy and more sustainable way of living.

Saving the planet is a big task. But like most sizable changes, the work actually starts small. Not sure where to begin? Here are five simple ways to be kinder to your body and the planet at the same time:

1- Carry a reusable water bottle (everywhere!)
We’ve said it before and we’re not afraid to say it again (and again and again…). It’s time to say goodbye to throw-away plastic bottles and invest in a good quality, reusable drink bottle. In the market for one? We’ve got just the one for you.

2- Recycle and compost
No matter where you live, chances are your council has a system for sorting and disposing recyclables. It helps to have a good set up at home with separate bins for each item (paper, metal, plastic, organic etc). Make this easy and the habit will come naturally!

3- Grow your own!
If you’ve got a garden (lucky you), it’s time for a veggie patch! If you’re in an apartment, you can still grow your own herbs, greens and even avocados. This saves on unnecessary plastics from the supermarket — and on cash, too!

4- Shop sustainably
While shopping, opt for products that are organic/biodynamic, made with less packaging or recycled materials, are local, in season or just about to expire (like our Tea Saver shop where you can buy teas with an upcoming expiry date to prevent food waste!). Bonus points if you can find products that tick all of these boxes!

5- Plan your meals
One third of the world’s food is wasted. One easy way to combat food waste is to plan meals ahead of time so that you don’t over-buy or end up throwing leftovers in the bin. Make a meal plan for the week and shop according to your plan. You’ll save on time and money, too!