There are ways to improve health and quality of living in nearly every room in the house. There are aspects that are easy to miss, but worth taking the time to look at.
- In the bedroom
This may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about health, but factors such as lighting and mattresses can have an impact on sleep health. Comparing mattresses before buying a new one is a great way to start; make sure to look into memory foam mattresses and what is best for the body before making a purchase.
A way to ensure that the bedroom is a relaxing place is to make sure nothing is being done in the bedroom but sleeping. This will relax the mind and make it easier to fall asleep at night without the distractions of the outside world.
- In the kitchen
Refrain from grabbing frozen pizzas and chips at the store for backup on days when something quick is needed. If these are in the fridge or pantry, someone will eat them and the cycle will continue. This clearly doesn’t set up anyone for a healthy diet. Eliminate these junk foods from the house and people won’t eat them, it is as easy as that.
An article in Psychology Today outlines a story of the writer who was at a friend’s house. The friend only had food such as: pumpkin seeds, almond butter and oatmeal in the pantry. This meant reaching for a healthy option was way more common than succumbing to the unhealthy clutches of junk food. This sounds like common sense. Eliminating junk food means it won’t get eaten. It is more difficult than it sounds, but it could lead to a massive change in a diet. Eliminating it in the home could create healthier habits and help kick aside the unhealthy cravings.
- In the shower
It is essential to read up on the chemicals that can be in less expensive shamppos and conditioners. Thrillist discusses in an article that there can be Parabens in shampoo. Parabens can lead to organ toxicity and reproductive damage.
- In the living room
Haven’t you ever heard of feng shui? The living room is one of the best places to practice this concept. It helps create a feeling of balance, which can lead to a better mental health state. Feng shui is the key to a happy home, according to the Telegraph.
- In the garage
The garage might seem like the best place to put clutter, right? Wrong. Get rid of non-essential items instead of stacking them up in the garage. Odds are an item isn’t used enough to not be placed by a trash can, then it probably can be sold or donated. A garage should be a place for tools and cars with room to comfortably navigate.
Healthiness should start with the environment. These places all have an impact on well-being and shouldn’t be ignored. Home is where habits are made.