The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are all interconnected with the health of the planet. Have you ever thought about the ways that sustainable practices can benefit not only the planet but also ourselves?
Earth Day, celebrated every year on April 22nd, is a global event that brings people together to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Restore Our Earth,” which focuses on ways to repair the damage we have done to the planet and create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
Taking care of the Earth is not just an environmental issue; it is also closely linked to our health and wellness. Did you know this can even impact your blood quality, leading to conditions such as environmental hypertensionology? The quality of our blood is affected by a variety of environmental factors, such as air pollution, exposure to chemicals, and access to clean water and nutritious food. For example, air pollution can lead to the accumulation of harmful particles in our bloodstream, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health issues.
Several studies have linked environmental pollution to high blood pressure. Exposure to air pollutants, such as particulate matter and ozone, has been shown to increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, particularly in individuals living in urban areas or near major highways. Noise pollution, such as that from traffic or industrial activities, has also been linked to high blood pressure, with chronic exposure leading to elevated levels of stress hormones that can affect blood pressure regulation.
Alaska is home to some of the most pristine and untouched natural environments on the planet, including vast expanses of wilderness, glaciers, and diverse wildlife. Protecting and preserving Alaska’s environment is crucial not only for the state’s cultural and economic well-being but also for the health and well-being of the planet as a whole.
To that end, MedPhysicals Plus has taken several steps to reduce its environmental impact. For example, we recycle all of our paper waste and boxes, and our shredding company also recycles. We have also made a conscious effort to use paper cups and plates instead of plastic. We encourage the use of bamboo sporks and provide them for staff. We are always looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainability, and we will continue to strive towards a more sustainable future.
At MedPhysicals Plus, we offer comprehensive blood tests that can help you assess the quality of your blood and identify any underlying health issues that may require treatment. We also offer audiology testing services that can help identify any hearing problems related to noise pollution.