Making Your Home Healthier For You
If you are concerned with trying to stay as healthy as possible in your daily life, there are a lot of things you might want to look into in particular. One which is going to be especially vital is to look at the home. For most of us, this is where we spend most of our time, especially this year with the pandemic. So you need to make sure that your home is not actively harming your health, and that it is a comforting and beneficial place for your mental and physical wellbeing in general. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to get on top of this now.
Choose Hardwood Flooring
If you have carpeting in your home, then you potentially have a big increase in the amount of dust and fibres in the air, which you could be inhaling throughout the day. That’s because carpeting sheds fibres and also traps dirt and dust when you enter the home, and it is hard to see where it is or to clean it out properly even if you do. With hardwood flooring, however, you are going to spot when it is dirty straight away, and a simple sweep or a clean is all you need to do, so you are not going to have so much dust and so on in the air all the time.
Bring In Some Nature
It should come as no surprise that nature is pretty good for you. If you want your home to be actively boosting your health, one of the best ways to make sure of that is to bring in some of the natural world. You can do that by treating yourself to some houseplants from your local garden centre, cutting some wildflowers to bring in and put in a vase, or simply arranging a flower delivery once a fortnight. However you do it, having nature in the home is going to lead to a clearer head and clearer lungs.
Dim The Lights
In the evening, you might want to try and keep the lights a little lower than usual, especially if you tend to have them up quite bright. When they are too bright, they are going to actually affect your ability to get to sleep and get your full eight hours - and not having enough sleep is one of the surest ways to affect your health in a negative way. With dimmer lights, however, you are going to find that you get to sleep much more easily - and have deeper sleep when you do.
Filter Your Water
If you don’t already, it is time to start filtering your water. Not only is this an environmental benefit that helps you to use less water over time, but it will also mean that the water you do drink is a lot healthier for you in general. It is a very good idea to ensure that you are filtering your water, even if you live in an area with relatively clear water already, but especially if your local water is quite hard.