Health is one of our top priorities and we put so much effort into staying active, being fresh, taking care of ourselves, working on our spiritual and mental health, so that we can live a fulfilling and happy life.
But that’s not all there is to it. Health is closely related to what’s around us too, the environment we spend most time in is one of the main factors for our condition, and mostly the place we are at most often – our homes.
There are some changes you can make so that you can stay healthy at home, and make sure you and your family are safe, in a good physical and mental condition, and surrounded by good vibes only. Here are some ways to take control of your home and turn it into a health sanctuary:
First of all, get rid of all the belongings you haven’t used in a long time. Truth is, we own more stuff than we actually need, and that brings chaos into our lives.
Having too many belongings – be it clothes, furniture, decorations, books, sentimental items, or else – means you have more things to take care of, fix and clean, and all this takes up space in your home too.
So be a minimalist and give away most of it, even throw the rest. Eliminate anything unnecessary and your life will immediately become more organized, peaceful and free.
2. Eat real food.
What better way to stay healthy at home than to only bring fresh foods there rich in nutrients, vitamins and fibers?
Make it a rule never to get any processed or junk food there. In fact, avoid anything that comes in a package or has sugar, the wrong type of fats and white carbs in it.
3. Keep it clean.
Vacuum 2 times weekly, clean and wash the most used things at your home every day, never leave dirty dishes in the sink for a long time, wipe down surfaces after every use, dust regularly.
If you keep your house clean you’ll not only be healthier and will enjoy spending time there more, but it affects longevity too.
Hire a house cleaning service if you want some professional help.
4. Keep things organized.
Always put your clothes, shoes and coats away. Make your bed in the morning.
Find a place for everything and get it back there after you use it. Use notes and reminders to never forget anything important again, but also not to get overwhelmed by having too many things on your mind.
5. Let the sun in.
Make sure your place is spacious and natural light comes in during the day. It affects your health and mood more than you can imagine.
6. Fresh air.
Before anything else, don’t let anyone smoke inside if you want to be healthy at home. Then, make sure you open the windows regularly to let some fresh air in every room.
7. Leave dirt outside.
Never let dirt in. Wash your hands when coming back from work, or after using the bathroom.
If you have a pet, take the necessary precautions.
8. Have plants.
They can make the environment more friendly in the house, but also have a positive effect on your health.
They are natural air filters and make the place look and feel greener and thus more alive.
9. Watch out for toxic household products.
Be careful what you use to clean your home.
Read labels when at the supermarket, follow the instructions on each, and whenever possible, use organic products.
10. Make your bedroom sleep-friendly.
We spend one third of our lives sleeping, it’s a vital need and our body and mind must have a proper rest each and every night. So to make sure that you not only get your 8 hours of quality sleep, but also feel comfortable in your bed, never wake up at night and start the next day in a good mood, make some changes.
Get a better mattress and pillow, nicer sheets, never use your laptop in bed and never bring food in the bedroom. Respect that place and use it for sleep only.
So what about you? Which of these ways to stay healthy at home have you already tried?
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