Throw on eco-friendly threads – Organic cotton is breathable, absorbent and available in everything from sports bras to socks.
Eco Yoga – Green up your downward dog with a biodegradable yoga mat.
Make your own energy bars – Dump wasteful packaging and worrying about additives, and save a little money! Fuel up with homemade recipes. Buy in bulk or mix your own sports drinks too. Visit http://www.recumbent-bikes-truth-for-you.com/recipes.html to find a recipe.
BYO Bottle – More than 60 million disposable bottles end up in trash heaps every day. Help cut down on that enormous pile of plastic by re-using. Or even better, dump the bottle and find a stainless steel water bottle, one made with polycarbonate, or any plastic that is BPA free.
Reduce your carbon footprint by making a few of your own – Instead of driving to the gym, run or walk there for a great (cheap) warm-up. If the gym’s too far, try biking or carpooling. Keep your workout clothes in the car to cut down on extra stops and gas.
Take it to the streets – What’s more green than the great outdoors? With hills and wind providing resistance running and walking on the road can burn more calories than a treadmill. Other activities such as kayaking, hiking and rock climbing can help fend off workout boredom.
Disconnect – Go unplugged. A balance ball, resistance band, and glider plates can give you an excellent all-around workout – and you can take them anywhere. Plus, using your body instead of a machine for resistance is oh-so green.
Recycle: It’s good for your soles – As the miles add up, so does the war on your favorite cross-trainers. There are many businesses (including Nike’s Rescue-A-Shoe) that repurposes worn-out athletic shoes of any brand into sports courts, tracks and flooring.