6 Things To Add To Your Home For A Healthier Lifestyle

Staying well allows us to remain “healthy, wealthy, and wise” and opt for a better and more productive lifestyle. We can maintain a healthy lifestyle to help increase our strength and resilience by fueling ourselves with balanced food, remaining active, and staying in touch with others. 

6 things to add to your home for a healthier lifestyle

Our houses have the enchantment of becoming little sanctuaries. It’s a haven filled with our favorite things. It’s a place where people create memories and where most of us feel safe.  Whatever importance our houses have for us, there are ways to make them nourish our mind, body, and spirit as well as help us recharge and revitalize. In the text below, we’ll discuss some small changes you can make in your home in order to achieve the above. 

Make a relaxation and reading area

Think of the last time you read something. If you’ve recently read a book, you’ve probably felt the benefits of a good read.

If you can’t recall, this could be a good time to take up a book, find a comfortable, relaxing spot, and read. Reading can also help improve your brain and keep it active and engaged. 

Greenery for better health 

Better mood, less anxiety, and less rumbling in your head? It’s obvious that getting away from the hustle and bustle of the big city every now and then is good for your mental health, but recently scientists have begun to look into whether flowers and different greenery in your home can be used directly to treat depression and anxiety. The short answer is yes, plants can help you, but the science behind it is too elaborate to explain now. This brings up another question, how to place those plants for the best effect (both decorative and mental)? 

In order for the decorative value of small plants to be fully expressed, they should be placed in the house individually or in carefully arranged groups. Only one African violet can attract the attention of the beholder. Compared to a setting in which a single violet in an unusual basket and under the light of a lamp attracts attention, a group arrangement of several specimens of the same violet standing on a flower stand, an interesting pillar, or a table will cause an even greater sense of delight in the observer. Of course, as explained by H Potter, home garden decor should be durable and made of high-quality materials to last you a lifetime and give you an overall better experience. There are also special ways of growing plants that are applicable in any room, for example, growing greenery in terrariums and gardens in a bottle, which not only look extremely beautiful but also have their justification in the aspect of successful cultivation – plants “in glass” get more moisture than usual.

For a change, move a new plant around the room and observe how its placement affects the look of the entire room and how it looks in that place.

Make a healthy snack bar 

When confronted with a snack bar stocked with high-sugar, high-sodium items such as chips and chocolate bars, it may be tempting to simply indulge and ignore the need for a well-balanced and nutritious diet. What is the solution? Cleaning up after snacking. Replace harmful snacks with nutritious ones to transform your house into a wellness haven. Grapes, apples, carrots, celery sticks, and other fruits and vegetables create delightful and healthy snacks. Eating a variety of colored fruits and vegetables provides a variety of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that help protect against heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer.

Water filters and purifies 

Filter the water you drink. Activated carbon filters, whether pitcher-mounted, tap-mounted, or under-sink, can reduce lead, chlorine, and other pollutants. Replace refrigerator filters before they expire. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser, replace the filter every six months before sediment accumulation overwhelms it. Air purifiers are an excellent method to eliminate dust and dander in your house. Some air purifiers can eliminate up to 99% of germs from the air in your house! Air purifiers like this are an excellent way to keep your house healthy.

6 things to add to your home for a healthier lifestyle

The living room  

There are a few rules to live by when it comes to the living room. 

By all means necessary, ban smoking in your living room and stop doing it yourself if you are a smoker. It’s a quick and easy solution to reduce indoor air pollution.

Let some air in (unless you’re allergic to pollen). Chemical contaminants in indoor air can be two to five times higher than in outdoor air.

Use a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner. High-efficiency particle air filters are the most effective at sucking up dust, dust mites (and their allergy-inducing droppings), animal dander, and fleas. On upholstery, use a crevice tool, and on dust-attracting drapes and lamp shades, use a brush attachment.

Keep it neat and tidy 

A mess on the bed, breakfast at the counter, piled up clothes, shoes in the hallway… Maybe this sounds familiar as things pile up in your house day by day. As you well know, daily clutter is sometimes caused by a lack of organization, poor time management, or work fatigue, which is common in many homes. A messy home can cause a lack of concentration, anxiety, sleep problems, and fatigue. In Zen philosophy, we must “cleanse” ourselves not only mentally and spiritually, but also the living space must be clean in order to create harmony. Many scientific studies show that people who live in tidy homes are more independent, live more relaxed lives, and experience less stress.

We hope you’ll find these tips more than useful in order to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. Keep in mind that your home should be the one place where you can completely relax and regenerate.

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