#NationalYouthDay: eco-friendly, healthy habits inspiring the lives of India’s Gen-Z – Times of India

#NationalYouthDay: eco-friendly, healthy habits inspiring the lives of India’s Gen-Z – Times of India

National Youth Day marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and celebrates the youth of India, motivating them to make smarter life decisions and build a better life for themselves and their environment. The last year saw the young generation realising the importance of inculcating healthy and eco-friendly habits in their lifestyles. The pandemic in hindsight opened doors and opportunities to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle. So here’s a list of 4 healthy habits that you can opt for.

Organic is the new keyword: Healthy eating as a habit was a very quick adoption as pandemic erupted and continues to be a part of the youth lifestyle. Right from organic vegetables and fruits to flour, the demand for organic has risen. As per Expert Market Research, the Indian organic food market stood at a value of USD 849.5 million in 2020. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of about 20.5% in the forecast period of 2021 and 2026 to reach a value of about USD 2601 million by 2026. Growing focus on health, immunity, and non-adulterated food consumption is driving this adoption. Items like seeds, organic teas, and even savories like cakes and cookies made from organic flour are now in demand. Brands like I Say Organics, Modern Bazaar, Natureland Organics have reported 25-100% spike in organic food sales since mid-March

Pedaling into the cycling culture: While cycling is not a new concept, the youth of India realized its potential and impact on self
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