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Coach David Parker on Sustainable Living Habits of 2023 | Shanghai, CN

Coach David Parker | Shanghai, China

By Coach David ParkerPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

A sustainable lifestyle involves considering the environment’s resources and developing a proactive approach to preserving and regenerating them. With a change in our consumption habits, Earth’s resources will be able to support future needs. We must become more conscious of the various factors that affect our environment, such as waste management and recycling.

To achieve a more sustainable lifestyle, individuals must change their daily habits. In this article are sustainable living habits you can implement this year.

Support Local Businesses

Most shops and brands have digital stores where they can sell their products. The convenience of buying goods over the internet is very appealing, and it’s also cheaper. Buying products from a warehouse in a different country can result in various issues. For instance, it can lead to traffic congestion and pollution.

Try Natural Lighting

During the design stage, architects consider the need for natural light in their homes and offices. This light can provide a better room view and help lower energy consumption. In addition, it can help reduce the need for air conditioning and heating. According to studies, natural light can help lower the cooling costs of buildings by up to 75%.

Reduce Shopping Habits

The concept of waste management refers to the process of reducing, reusing, and recycling. People must adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle, as it can help minimize the amount of waste in landfills. Although it’s hard to avoid the urge to buy products advertised in a culture full of consumerism, buying only essential items can help save you money.

Reusable Drink Items

In the past, disposable plastic containers were commonly used in coffee shops, offices, and homes. These products would end up in landfills once they are used. Due to the increasing number of people who use reusable cups and straws, the amount of waste produced by these products has decreased. If you use a single-use plastic cup every day for a year, then imagine the amount of trash that would be generated. So, always carry a reusable cup when grabbing a drink.

Decrease Driving

Getting around efficiently can be achieved by walking or cycling to your destination. If you still need convincing that this is the best option, try taking public transportation, such as the metro or the bus. Cars occupy considerable urban space and pollute with harmful particles and noise.


Coach David Parker has a long history of working as a performance coach for athletes. This includes strength and power conditioning, sports performance diagnostics and evaluations, speed development, and rehabilitation. When it comes to his teams and the sport of track and field, those who have worked with David know how dedicated he is. In addition to his many other talents, David Parker is a very effective facilitator, workshop trainer, and public speaker. He also serves as a dedicated mentor and collaborator.

David worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach/ Fitness Instructor for three years at the Powerbase Gym within Loughborough University, followed by years as the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the British Volleyball/ British Handball teams within the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Throughout his tenure with the EIS, David focused on building a diverse coaching portfolio encompassing track & field, rugby, boxing, badminton, volleyball, handball, diving, BMX, pentathlon, and specialty fields such as wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. David continued his work with the EIS as the Senior/ Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the British Diving/ England Rugby League.

David currently works as the Chinese National Men’s Head Javelin Coach and the Head Javelin Coach of the Shanghai Provincial Track & Field Team. The reigning Chinese National Champion, Xu Jiajie, who threw 84.54 meters in 2021, is among the athletes he mentors.

David Parker is devoted to his wife and son and wholeheartedly admits that everything he does in his life is to make the world a better place for them. Another joy in his life is supporting the premier league Liverpool Football Club. In addition to being a season ticket holder for over five years, David proudly displays the team mantra #YNWA (You’ll Never Walk Alone)


About the Creator

Coach David Parker

David Parker works as the Chinese Athletics Association’s National Men’s Javelin Coach and the Shanghai Track & Field Team’s Head Performance Javelin Coach. He is also a Co-owner and Director of The Javelin Throw and Sightline Performance.

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