Taking good care of your health does not just involve eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. There are other things you can do at home that will promote overall well-being.
You can make additions in your home that will help make you stronger, both body and mind. Here are some home improvement projects you can take that will give you better health and a higher quality of life.
The Quest for Pure Indoor Air
Your home is your sanctuary. It should be the one place in the world where you feel the safest. At home, you can relax knowing that nothing will harm you. However, unbeknownst to you, allergens, pollutants, and pathogens may be lurking inside your home.
You should consider acquiring an air purifier for your home. It will ensure that you and your family are breathing fresh and clean air.
Most people rely on the filters in their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. However, those filters will only scoop out bigger particles. They will not be effective against the viruses and bacteria that will make you sick.
Instead, look for units that use ultraviolet rays that will immediately kill living organisms that survive in the air as aerosols. It will prevent pathogens, which can make you sick, from spreading throughout your home.
In addition, there is strong evidence that suggests that there are indoor plants that can get rid of gasses that are toxic to humans. A few examples are spider plants, golden pothos, bamboo plants, dracaenas, chrysanthemums, peace lilies, English ivy, and Chinese evergreen.
The Magic of Daylight
Exposure to natural daylight has numerous benefits to health. If you have the budget and looking to renovate your home, adding more large windows and a skylight are great investments that will have a positive impact on your well-being.
Sunshine is a primary source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for the normal function of your immune system which is your natural defense against illnesses.
Moreover, scientists found that sunlight triggers the release of a hormone called serotonin which boosts your mood so you can avoid feelings of anxiety and depression.
A Space for Peace
Mindfulness is often dismissed as mumbo jumbo, but there is a science that backs up its claims. Practices like meditation can improve one’s mental health by reducing stress.
Stress, as you know, can lead to a myriad of health problems, including heart disease. Meditation will reverse your body’s stress response and make you more resilient to stress. You can create a space dedicated to mindfulness at home. It does not have to be fancy, but it should be welcoming and comfortable.
Pick a spot in your home, whether inside or outside, where you can sit down with no distraction. You should be getting enough daylight and, ideally, have a view of nature (i.e. your garden) to further reduce negative emotions. Equip the space with a cozy blanket and cushions, incense or candle, and speaker so you can play relaxing music or nature sounds when you need to.
Your health should always be your priority. While you know that a balanced diet and regular exercise will keep you strong, your body and your mind have other needs that you may be ignoring. As much as you can, you should be investing your time and your money into your overall well-being so you can reach your goals without limits.