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By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

He Didn’t Shower For An Entire Year… But It’s Not As Bad As You Think.

Most people take a shower every day right? Rob Greenfield went an entire year without showering and this is what he learned from it.

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Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering

As of today it has been one year since my last shower. Yes, I know that sounds crazy and a year ago I would have agreed with you. I was a regular showering guy for the first 26 years of my life. Well, maybe not every single day, but just about.

So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living. I set a bunch of rules for myself to follow to lead by example. The rule for water was that I could only harvest it from natural sources such as lakes, rivers, and rain or from wasted sources such as leaky faucets. And I kept track of exactly how much I used too, with an aim of showing just how little we need to get by.

I made it through the 100-day bike ride without taking a shower and for me that was quite the task in itself. But everything had gone so well that I decided to continue my showerless streak. I set a goal for 6 months and when that day passed I figured I might as well go a full year without a shower.

So here I am now, one year later, to tell you the story of my year without a shower. I might as well bring this up right away. You think I’m really stinky right? You think I smell like some sort of Swamp Monster like this:

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Actually, nope. When I say that I haven’t showered, that doesn’t mean that I wasn’t bathing. I swam almost daily in places like this:

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And this:

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And showered in waterfalls like this:

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and I used eco-friendly biodegradable soap when I needed to.

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