Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Live This New Year

Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Live This New Year

The following contribution is from another author.

The New Year tends to herald a time of positive change, particularly when it comes to our health – you can find the gyms packed with people whilst the supermarket shelves are packed out with exercise videos, weight loss supplements and healthy recipe ideas.  Yet, one of the areas that is often overlooked is how to make your home a healthier place to live.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at a number of ways to make your home healthier this year.

1) REMOVE CLUTTER

The idea of  “tidy house tidy mind” has been scientifically proven to be true.  The same can therefore be said about how a cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind.  You therefore want to remove all the clutter from your home, be this items you no longer need, or items strewn all over the house without any organization.

There’s something deeply cathartic about going through old clothes and chucking them out, or sorting out all your paperwork, kitchen cabinets, or bathroom and getting things in order.

2) HAVE A DEEP CLEAN

As part of the deep clean process you’ll want to make sure you do a little more than vacuuming and polishing.  It’s worth investing in a carpet cleaner, steamer and consider something like puricleanse.com Mold Removal in order to fully clean your home at a deep level.  Think of it as the difference between visiting the hygienist a the dentist and cleaning your teeth at home.

3) BRING IN MORE LIGHT

One of the most vital components of a focused and productive space is that of natural light, so if you work from home, you want to be sure that the room  you work in has plenty of natural light – or, in the alternative, enough artificial light to make you feel cosy yet focused.

4) ADD PLANTS

We often forget how important the quality of the air we breathe is to our health, but similar to drinking mineral water because we don’t want the chemicals and pollutants of tap water in our body, we can think the same way about the quality of air we consume.

We often forget how vital plants are for producing fresh air; as even our kids will tell us from their basic science classes that plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen – which is vital to our survival.  

Plants cleanse the air from toxic chemicals and naturally raise the air’s humidity by releasing moisture vapor which can be particularly beneficial for people with respiratory problems or even those that suffer from dry skin.

5) USE AROMATHERAPY OILS

There’s a huge amount of research to demonstrate how effective adding essential oils to your daily routine can improve your health. Having an aromatherapy oil diffuser within your home is perhaps the most efficient and safe way to ensure a pleasant and relaxing smell in your home.  Indeed, this is a much better way to achieve a pleasant scent than artificial air fresheners that are filled with chemicals and tend to be bad for the environment.

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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