Green your workout routine

30minworkout_200.jpgLooking for some easy ways to trim the waste from your exercise regimen? Check out these tips from Kim Carlson, eco-expert and founder of Earth SmartConsumer Certified, for being a more eco-conscious athlete.

1. Get a solar charger for your iPod.

2. Stretch yourself by using a cork yoga block, a sustainable choice.

3. Spring for a natural rubber yoga mat. It may cost more but it's recyclable and contains no Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), a toxic chemical.

4. Wear workout attire made from organic cotton.

5. If you're looking to join a gym, opt for one that is taking green initiatives, and avoid workout equipment that requires electricity.

6. Always drink from BPA-free water bottles

7. Steer clear of chlorine, which can pollute water and may have health risks, when taking a dip.

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