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Hello July!

This month we want to give you a different view of healthy living.

“Healthy living” means maintaining a healthy lifestyle and introducing habits that improve your health. It can be difficult to change old habits, but there are steps you can take to become healthier. An important first step is identifying less healthy habits and learning new, positive ones to replace them, such as:

  • eating healthy foods and balanced meals
  • sleeping well and managing stress
  • being physically active
  • staying connected with others

AND

  • using non plastic items (more to come on July 3rd)

We are surrounded by plastics. Much of our furniture, clothing, electronics, and food packaging is made from it. Over the past decades, natural materials used in manufactu

ring such as paper, glass, and cotton, have been replaced by plastic. We know that this pervasive use of plastics has led to extreme plastic pollution of our environment. However, plastics aren’t just an environmental issue,also we are dealing with a human health issue as well

Plastics may affect our health via 3 pathways:

1- We eat, drink and breathe microplastics every day. These small plastic particles may harm our health once they have entered our bodies.

2- Plastic products contain chemical additives. A number of these chemicals have been associated with serious health problems such as hormone-related cancers, infertility and neurodevelopment disorders like ADHD and autism.

3- When plastics and microplastics end up in the environment, they attract micro-organisms, such as harmful bacteria (pathogens). If microplastics containing these pathogens enter our body, they may increase the risk of infection.

The key to developing positive habits that you are more likely to keep is to start slowly, change just one thing at a time, make small changes and go slowly – making a change gradually can be easier than all at once.

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¡Hola mes de Julio!

Este mes queremos brindarles una visión diferente de la vida saludable.

“Vida saludable” significa mantener un estilo de vida saludable e introducir hábitos que mejoren su salud. Puede ser difícil cambiar los viejos hábitos, pero hay pasos que se pueden seguir para volverse más saludable. Un primer paso importante es identificar hábitos menos saludables y aprender nuevos y positivos para reemplazarlos, como por ejemplo:

  • comer alimentos saludables y comidas balanceadas
  • dormir bien y manejar el estrés
  • estar físicamente activo
  • mantenerse conectado con los demás

Y

  • usar artículos que no sean de plástico (compartiremos mas del tema el 3 de julio)

Estamos rodeados de plásticos. Gran parte de nuestros muebles, ropa, productos electrónicos, utensilios de cocina y envases de alimentos se fabrican con él. En las últimas décadas, los materiales naturales utilizados en la fabricación, como el papel, el vidrio y el algodón, han sido reemplazados por el plástico. Sabemos que este uso generalizado de plásticos ha provocado una contaminación plástica extrema de nuestro medio ambiente. Sin embargo, los plásticos no son solo un problema ambiental, también estamos lidiando con un problema de salud humana.

 

Los plásticos pueden afectar nuestra salud a través de 3 vías:

1- Comemos, bebemos y respiramos microplásticos todos los días. Estas pequeñas partículas de plástico pueden dañar nuestra sal

ud una vez que han entrado en nuestro cuerpo.

2- Los productos plásticos contienen aditivos químicos. Varias de estas sustancias químicas se han asociado con problemas de salud graves, como cáncer, imbalances hormonales, infertilidad y trastornos del desarrollo neurológico

como el TDAH y el autismo.

3- Cuando los plásticos y microplásticos terminan en el medio ambiente, atraen microorganismos, como bacterias dañinas (patógenos). Si los microplásticos que contienen estos patógenos ingresan a nuestro cuerpo, pueden aumentar el riesgo de infección.

 

La clave para desarrollar hábitos positivos que sean sostenibles es comenzar lentamente, cambiar solo una cosa a la vez, hacer pequeños cambios e ir lentamente; hacer un cambio gradualmente puede ser más fácil que todo a la vez.

  1. Me encantó este guía de como mantener una vida saludable. Cierto lo de dejar de consumir tanto plástico. Nos acostumbramos a ello y no es una deber ser wue contribuye a una mejor calidad y estilo de vida saludable.

  2. It breaks my heart to see how many water bottles they buy at work. At least they’re recycled.

  3. Me gusta llevar una vida saludable y en conservación con el planeta ! Trato de reciclar todo lo que esté en mi alcanza y minimizar al máximo el uso de platico! Fabulosas reflexiones y recomendaciones !!

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