Improving your health doesn’t just start with your nutrition. Several other factors affect our health and well-being, and our home environment is one of them. But where should we start?
4 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Your Home Healthier
1. Clean Out the Cupboard
You know the old saying “out of sight, out of mind?” That is a saying I live by every day. Sure it would be great to have cookies and ice cream stocked in my kitchen at all times, but guess what? Then I would eat them. If we don’t keep foods like that around in our kitchen, we can’t be tempted to eat them, right? So clean out your cupboards and get the junk out of sight!
2. Focus on the Air Quality
Did you know that the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outside? The air in our home that we breathe in every single day can drastically impact our health, and if it’s poor quality, it can lead to conditions such as allergies or asthma.
A few easy ways to improve the quality of the air include: Opening your windows when the weather permits, keep plants around your home, leave your shoes at the front door, dust on a regular basis, and switch out your household cleaning products, which brings me to my next suggestion.
3. Get Rid of the Chemicals
We are exposed to thousands of chemicals on a daily basis, and most of those chemicals have never been tested. Why does this matter? Because these chemicals are linked to hundreds of health conditions ranging from cancer to infertility to depression. So get rid of all the chemical-filled cleaners you may have under your sink, and use a natural household cleaner instead.
Make your own chemical-free cleaner: Mix together 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1/4 cup baking soda into 2 liters of water for a safer, more healthy cleaning alternative.
4. Focus on the Bedroom
A good night’s sleep is something I recommend for everyone because it has such a powerful influence on the rest of our health. I know when I don’t get a good night’s sleep I am more cranky, more hungry, and am more likely to skip my workout routine. Can you agree? So in order to improve our sleep we need first to focus on the bedroom.
Some simple changes you can make include: Eliminating any sneaky light sources from windows, alarm clocks, phones, or televisions, cleaning out any clutter, eliminating any unnecessary noises, and keeping the temperature just right (between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit is typically best).
Having a healthy home environment can make a huge impact on our health, and fortunately, it doesn’t take much time or money. Have you made changes to improve the health of your home? Tell us about it below!