The steps you take are the steps you make...

The carbon footprint we leave has a lasting effect on the Earth, from the smallest light bulb to the biggest landfill. Everything we do today from driving to work to leaving our TV on while we sleep is emitting carbon pollution into our world.

Do you sometimes think "I’m just one person, what impact am I really making on the environment and what could I do about it?” The truth is that every little thing counts. Every little thing that you do to try and conserve energy makes a big difference in the world that you live in tomorrow.

Sure, we’ve heard the “green talk” before. But lets think about it from a different perspective. How does your body feel when you’ve eaten junk food or when you’re tired, overworked and stressed? You most likely feel drained mentally and physically. You feel sluggish and you’re definitely not performing at your optimal level. The longer you put your body through this strain, the more detrimental it is to your health and to your well-being. That is exactly what the Earth is going through.

The more we fill the Earth with rubbish the more tired and sluggish it becomes and the more likely it is of not performing at it’s optimal level.

This in turn affects us. All the rubbish we dump onto the Earth affects the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. You try every day to put good nutrients into your body to optimize your health and well-being

but where are you getting those nutrients from? Straight from the Earth - the water, fruit, vegetables and even the meat.

The more you put back into the Earth, the more you’re putting back into your body. Human health and environmental health should go hand-in-hand because the benefits for you and your family are endless. How?

Take a look at these 10 tips to help you feel better and your health last longer:

1) Switch off unused lights
2) Change to energy efficient light globes
3) Switch off appliances on standby
4) Make it a habit to turn off your computer
5) Bring your shopping bags for groceries

6) Print on both sides of paper
7) Use recycled paper
8) Switch to Greenpower
9) Use Public Transport, Walk, or Ride a Bike

10) Recycle, recycle, recycle

Don’t forget to take part in Earth Hour this Saturday March 27, 2010 from 8:30pm – 9.30pm. Switch off your lights and have a party by candlelight. Go to for more information. Your body and the Earth will thank you for it.

USANA supports a healthy mind, body and healthy earth.

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