Home Care Services Can Support Eco-Friendly, Healthier Behaviors

Home care services help their elderly care clients improve their lives so they can be healthier and happier. As we move into summer, having already celebrated Earth Day, Arbor Day, and May Day, it is a great time to consider taking steps to help improve your health and the environment. There are things you can do on your own, with your family, or with your home care service provider that will contribute to a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are five tips from a recent article on Yahoo! Health: 1.    Drink filtered water. There are at least 315 pollutants in tap water in America, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Use carbon-based filters at home to protect your water. 2.    Eat organic foods. The EWG created a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that have the highest pesticide levels: apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines (imported), grapes (imported), sweet bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries (domestic), lettuce and kale or collard greens. Buy the organic version of these foods to reduce your pesticide exposure by almost 80 percent.  It is never too late to improve your eating habits. 3.    Eat a variety of unprocessed whole foods and grains. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains [...]