When it comes to being healthy, you might think what you’re eating and how active a lifestyle you lead would have the biggest affect. While these are both important, our homes can also have a huge effect on our health. As we spend so much time in them every day, it’s important we make sure they are working to improve our health.
Here are some ways you can turn your home into a healthy home.
Keep an eye on the humidity
Having a humid home can cause a lot of problems for your health.
When your home is too humid, it creates an ideal breeding ground for things like mould and mildew. Not only are these unattractive to look at, they can also cause skin irritation and problems with your breathing. A very humid home could also cause more serious health conditions like heatstroke due to sweat not being able to evaporate properly from your body.
On the other hand, if your home isn’t humid enough, it could also cause you health problems. These can include things like dry and cracking skin, bloody noses as well as other problems with your breathing.
It’s important for your body that you’re able to breath in clean air wherever you are in your home. With that in mind, it’s important to check the level of humidity in your home regularly. It’s especially important to check the levels of humidity in places like bathrooms and kitchens, where a lot of hot steam or condensation might be caused by hot showers or cooking.
Make sure there are places to exercise
We all know the benefits to exercise.
Not only does it burn calories and help tackle problems like obesity, but it can help reduce aches and pains developing in muscles and release endorphins that are proven to relieve stress.
If you have time to spare, you could go off to the gym or go for a run. If you find you regularly don’t have time to leave the house to do these activities, it’s important that you make some space in your own home to exercise.
You could pick up a piece or two of exercise equipment, like a rowing machine or a treadmill, so you can have the benefits of your favourite gym equipment at home. If you don’t have room for this, you could alternatively make some space in front of your television so you can follow exercise videos that are available to stream online.
Let the sunlight in
Sunlight does more than give us a good suntan.
It also has a lot of health benefits you might not be aware of. These include things like reducing stress and helping fight off depression. It can also help reduce your weight and improve your immune system.
Make sure that your room is lit with as much sunlight as possible. Avoid using artificial lighting where possible. If you struggle to fill your room with natural light, consider fitting more windows or even a skylight.