Blog: Healthy Home
by CynthiaMadison

The hows of making your home environment healthier

Learn how to make your home a healthy one!

Date:   2/28/2018 8:51:58 AM   ( 3 y ) ... viewed 615 times

 

Comfort and style are probably the two things you focus most on, when it comes to your home’s interior, but what you might tend to overlook or neglect entirely is how healthy your house environment actually is. Adopting a healthy way of living demands more than paying attention to exercise and nutrition, but considering the environment where you spend most time in as well. Your house should always be the place where you feel safest, and in order to be sure it does not harm or impact your health in a negative way, making a few changes here and there might be necessary. Although each space is different, there are a few standard ways in which you can contribute to how healthy your living environment actually is, and you can start with the following:

Get yourself an air purifier

One simple way you can improve things in the health department, when it comes to your home environment is buying an air purifier. Breathing in clean air is essential for minting your health under control, and considering the high level of pollution we are dealing with nowadays, taking matters into your own hands is recommended. Investing a bit of money in a top quality air purifier, can help you mitigate the risks that are usually linked to the fine particles found in the air, which could trigger problems such as lung and heart diseases. The quality of your indoor air always needs your concern, and with a device of this kind at your disposal, you will be able to make a positive change in this department. Although air purifiers can be a bit expensive, depending on brand, this is the type of purchase that is worth every penny.  

Avoid using pesticides

Whether you dealt with a roach problem in the past and wanted to sanitize your home, or you simply use pesticides preventively, these types of chemicals should be avoided at all times. Even small exposures can be dangerous for small children, causing health concerns such as asthma. Maintaining your cleaning habits under control, and focusing on prevention is the best way to reduce the usage of chemicals. Also, nowadays, you can easily find on the market, green, non-chemical alternatives, which can function just as great.  From lawn pests, to roaches and ants, it’s best to choose natural solutions and stay away from anything that contains strong chemical components.  

Consider a mold inspection

You would be surprised to learn just how many households are confronted with mold growth, with homomers not even relating the issue. Mold is something that can trigger serious health risks, when being exposed to it on a regular basis. From skin and eye irritations, to respiratory difficulties or even asthma development, breathing air that is contaminated with this fungus can cause serious problems, especially among children. Although in the majority of situations, mold leaves visible signs, easily to notice, sometimes, when it is growing within the wall structure, and has no odor, it’s difficult for homeowners to actually discover the issues. Specialists recommend to opt for a thorough mold inspection at least once or twice a year. If you have recently dealt with increased moisture, or perhaps water damage, the need of inspecting the premises for fungi growth becomes even more relevant. Through an inspection, you can conclude if this is an issue for your household, and solve it before it leads to more severe repercussions.

Repaint your bedroom walls

If you didn’t know by now, the choice of colour you have decided on when painting your bedroom walls can actually alter your mood, sleep, as well as eating habits. According to researchers, red is considered an arousal colour, for example, which can actually raise your blood pressure and stimulate senses, while blue soothes breathing and slows down heart rate. It’s recommended to opt for color tones that can be found in nature, such as sky blue, or warm green. A repainting job can influence your health and well-being in a positive way, so think more about this possibility, and make the right choice this time.  

Buy black-out curtains

Sleep is essential for an optimal level of health, and if you live in a central area, where light pollution is at its peak, actually managing to rest peacefully during the night becomes more difficult. Black-out curtains are a great home addition, making your sleeping environment healthier. By improving your sleep equality, you will be helping your biological functions to perform better.  A simple purchase of this kind can actually work wonders, so think about replacing the curtain of your bedroom with black-out alternatives, and it will not take long to notice the difference yourself.

Filter your tap water

Although bottled water might be your usual proffered choice, if you start researching what experts have to say on the topic, you will discover that this is not exactly the heal theirs choice for you, tap water being the safer alternative. Numerous contaminant mixtures have been found in bottled water from different brands, with levels that are almost similar to those found in tap water. A great solution for you – in order to not consume the tap water as it comes, considering the bacteria that might be found in it – would be to install a facet filter. This type of device will filter out all contaminants that could cause harmful effects, and will provide you with ready-to-drink, safe water. Moreover, such a device is quite affordable.

Add more plants

Bringing a bit of nature into your house is also a beneficial thing to do. Besides increasing the level of oxygen, and thus improving air quality, a few plants placed around the house will also impact positively your mood and state of mind. A home that has plants will always benefit from an increased aesthetical appeal, and this will naturally make you feel better

 

You probably desire for you and your family to live a house that does not cause any risks to your health, and with the tips mentioned above you can achieve improvements in this department without much effort.  

 

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