Many of us are constantly seeking ways to be healthier. We start new exercise routines, try to improve our diets, and add self-care into our routines. But have you ever thought about how healthy your own home is? We’re often out trying the latest health trend but don’t realize that with a few simple changes at home, we could start feeling better right away. Once we feel better, it’ll make all of our fitness or other goals even more achievable. Here are 4 simple things to consider when creating a healthy home environment:
Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, there is a plant for you. Some plants can be really simple and easy to care for and will still make your home healthier. Not only do plants help freshen up the air, bringing nature into your home helps you relax and feel rejuvenated. There are tons of varieties to choose from. Be careful! Certain species of plants may be harmful to pets. Just be sure to do a little bit of research to find out which ones best suit your lifestyle.
2. Better Sleep
Sleeping is an issue for so many of us. We toss and turn. We can’t turn off our brains. We’re worried about the next day’s plans. Whatever is keeping you up, there are ways of creating a space that promotes the best sleep possible. Invest in some blackout curtains. This will ensure that when the sun decides to come up in the wee hours of the morning, that you will not be disturbed.
Another thing many of us don’t realize is how much light our devices give off. Some even give off light when we think they are turned off. All of these little lights that may seem insignificant are contributing to you staying awake or waking up throughout the night. The best thing to do is to remove them from the room entirely. If that’s not easy for you, make sure they are covered and that the light is well hidden. These tricks will help you sleep right until that alarm goes off!
3. Fresh Air
Just because you are inside doesn’t mean you can’t get some fresh air! Make sure that as many windows in your house as possible can be opened and closed easily. Often the air in our homes is not as clean and we may think. Get some screens, if needed. Being able to have fresh air circulating in your home will help improve the overall air quality and leave you feeling refreshed.
4. Air Purifiers
Air purifiers are a great way to freshen up your home if you can’t open the windows. They are especially good if you have pets. They will help get rid of dust and other allergens and germs that the vacuum may miss. An air purifier doesn’t have to be a bulky eyesore in your home. They now come in all shapes and sizes and can easily blend into your home decor.
Any one of these solutions will help you improve the health of your home. It’s also fun to shop around and find that fun leafy plant or those new curtains. Give these tips a try and see how you feel! What could be better than a clean, bright, and nature filled home?