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Yoga – The Eternal Power In You

Promotes weight loss

Obesity has become a problem for people around the globe and yoga proves itself useful once again in this sphere too. Experts suggest that vigorous yoga for 90 minutes at least three to five times a week is a sure way of losing all that excess weight. Not only does yoga whip your body into shape but it teaches you how to treat your body. Yoga is a holistic approach to leading your life. Regular yoga teaches you about your own body. You learn to recognise what is and isn’t good for your well-being allowing you to make healthier choices and, therefore, staving off obesity.

Reduces risk of heart disease

Heart disease can be caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a fast heart rate. These are all factors that increase the possibility of heart attacks and strokes. On the other hand, research has proven that yoga can help regulate all these three risk factors. It keeps our blood pressure and cholesterol low and our heart rate steady thus reducing the risk of heart disease. It is true that any kind of exercise is good for the heart but the meditation involved in yoga helps stabilize the lining of our blood vessels. This lining reacts adversely to stress increasing the risk of suffering from cardiovascular illness. Yoga reduces stress which helps prevent any heart disease.

Improves sleep

Researchers from Harvard have been able to successfully prove that yoga is beneficial to those suffering from insomnia. Certain poses help relax your body and mind at night which leads to an improvement in the quality of your sleep. Not only are you able to sleep easily but you feel more relaxed when you wake up in the morning. Yoga on a daily basis for two weeks will start yielding results and you will find yourself sleeping better at night.

Like other forms of exercise, even yoga needs to be practiced in moderation. Not all poses may be suitable for your body and can actually cause harm instead of good. It is advisable to practice yoga under a licenced teacher for the most effective results.


Direct Benefits of Recycling for Environment Part II

This post is the second part of this topic, you can find the first part here.

Third, the amount of energy used in manufacturing new products from virgin materials is much higher than manufacturing products from recycled materials. Therefore, the energy and workforce that are needed in the transportation of virgin materials is also solved. Moreover, to protect the environment, the resources, energy and effort that are needed in the extraction and production of virgin materials are also resolved. One must know that manufacturing recycled paper costs 65% less energy than new paper. This process also uses 80% of less water that help preserve this natural resource.

Moreover, it is important to know that recycling helps protect the landfill by keeping away materials from decomposing and releasing methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas. Compared to carbon dioxide, methane gas is 20 to 30% more dangerous to the environment. Municipal solid wastes are also responsible to emit 34% of methane gas. The combustion of wastes from incinerators also releases greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. However, recycling saves tons of materials from incinerators and landfills.

Last but not the least, recycling papers also helps in continuing trees to absorb carbon dioxide. Trees store carbon dioxide in a process called carbon sequestration. This process, capture, store atmospheric carbon dioxide, and deposit them in a reservoir in the wood. This is why recycling one ton of paper can save 24 trees. Recycling preserves the environmental condition by reducing pollution. Fossil fuels such as coal, diesel, gasoline etc, emit harmful greenhouse gases; this is why reduction in the consumption of these fuels will reduce the greenhouse gases emission.

In many countries such as United States, recycling has become a priority. US recycles more than 24% of its wastes. All you need is to participate in this environmentally friendly activity, next time you throw cans, carton or cereal boxes remember these points of recycling that bring out economic and environmental benefits.


Direct Benefits of Recycling for Environment Part I

RecycleDue to global warming, our environment is in great danger, one of the major regulators of our climate polar ice caps are damaging. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are building up causing harm to forests all over the world. There are some major reasons for it that is pollution and the generation of trash that causing harm to our environment. The habit of tossing beer cans, milk bottles, containers, batteries, etc in the open landfill need to stop, because these are polluting the environment. However, recycling products that people throw away has many benefits that help sustain the environment.

What is Recycling?

It is a process of collecting discarded materials, which are considered waste and will be reprocessed. Recycling means to use the core elements of waste products like pallets, cell phones, plastic water bottles and computers and use their raw materials in manufacturing new products.

Direct Benefits of Recycling for Environment:

There are many direct benefits of recycling for the environment,

First, recycling protects from toxic wastes and excess pollution because all the wastes that can pollute the environment are recycled rather being left to rot. Some solid waste products like batteries start leaking battery acid when left out in the open; this acid seeps into the soil and may reach the underground water and damage the ecosystem. This may affect a person’s health, especially when one is drinking tap water. This is why; recycling these wastes will protect the environment.

A Good Illustration of Water Recycle is provided here

Second, recycling helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that prevent climate changes. However, Greenhouse gas emissions are a part of nature that helps create climates to sustain the earth. But, if greenhouse gas emissions reach dangerous concentration its results will be a rise in global temperature, climate changes and sea level changes. Greenhouse gas emissions results from the disposal, usage and manufacturing of products. You can read Part II of this post here.

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