Sustainability is often thought about environmental care or sustainable economic growth. When sustainability is mentioned it is not often realised that people’s health and well-being is an important part of it. It gets overshadowed by issues such as pollutants from manufacturing, deforestation, climate change, damage to waterways, poverty, economic policies, the list is long! Let’s take a look into health as part of sustainability, to better understand its role in a sustainable future.
In Australia we do not have the same level of adverse effects on health due to environmental impact, compared to other less developed nations. Less developed nations tend to have high pollution, less sophisticated sewerage systems, unclean water, congestion, hunger, poverty and lower education, all impacting health. Currently the United Nations is tackling the global health crisis and closing the gap to developed nations. The United Nations initiative to close the gap through a global sustainable development programme and has set an agenda to achieve its goals by 2030. View the following link to see development goals and other relevant information https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/. The United Nations state, achieving sustainable goals requires ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’ It contains 3 core elements of environmental protection, economic growth and social inclusion. Interestingly the UN states that these core elements are interconnected and crucial for the well-being and health for individual’s and societies.
Sustainability and health are usually looked at as a healthy environment and will increase human health. Healthy humans will increase environmental health. Exercising, healthy food and drink, clean air, positive relationships (to name a few) all influence health and well-being. Sustainable health products are increasing in interest. The CSIRO projected health and sustainable lifestyles to be worth $25 billion and 10% of the food sector. Natural and certified organic products were reported as high growth opportunities. It suggests Australians are moving away from traditional purchasing and being more conscious about what they purchase and its effects on one’s health and environmental impact.
Locally Crafted focuses on providing goods not only sustainable but also healthy. Locally Crafted recognises and takes health seriously as part of the make-up for well-being and a sustainable future. Part of the health range is the Magnesium-based products consisting of lotions, oils, body scrub, bath flakes and foot soaks. All products are Australian made and owned, chemical free, pesticide free and 85% organic. Locally Crafted has partnered with My Mag Essentials, the business producing these high quality and unique products, based in the Noosa Hinterland, QLD.
My Mag Essentials’ passion is to ‘Manufacture and develop products to change your state of health thereby transforming your life’. They understand Magnesium has healthy properties by using it and studying it themselves. Magnesium is an important part of a healthy diet, where deficiency is common and linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, diabetes and numerous other issues. My Mag Essentials products can be found by following the link https://www.locallycrafted.com.au/magnesium-products . You will find Magnesium lotions containing lemon myrtle, geranium, willow bark, ginseng and other popular extracts. Or try out the unique oil spray relieving aches, pains and reducing stress. Whatever you choose, you will not regret it. You will notice the change.
So……it has been shown that living a healthier lifestyle improves well-being and sustainable development. Locally Crafted encourages everyone to take part in a healthier lifestyle as we push towards a more sustainable future. Remember, ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’
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