How to make your home a healthy environment

Making sure that you live in a space that is healthy and safe is very important both for your overall physical health and your mental health as well. Here are some tips on what you can do to transform your home and make it a healthy living space for you and your loved ones.

Let some fresh air in

First and foremost, a healthy living environment is the environment that gets enough fresh air. Creating a fresh air flow in your house is the best way you can create a healthy living space. Fresh air has so many benefits both for our physical and mental health. It helps you wake up in the morning and get your brain cells to wake up and start working. 

So, when you wake up in the morning, make sure to open your windows to let some fresh morning air in that will get you to a good start of the day. 

Introduce nature into your home

Speaking of fresh air, there is another great way of letting more fresh air in other than opening up your windows. Adding house plants to your living space will make the room feel so much brighter and on top of that, you will have natural creators of fresh air in your living space. There are many ways in which plants are great for both our mental and physical health and introducing them into our living space can do wonders for us. You can arrange them nicely all around the house, just make sure to get informed about which plant needs more light than others so that you know where to place them. They will truly add so much life into the house and make the air you breathe much healthier. 

Remove dust regularly

Cleaning the house regularly will also help you have cleaner air. This doesn’t mean you have to go all out every day by vacuuming and deep cleaning. A light dusting will do the job and help you keep any surface areas that attract a lot of dust clean.

The goal is not to make debris and dust fly all around the room when you clean. So to dust things off properly use microfiber cloths specifically made for dusting or bristles that do a great job of catching dust in between them.

Create open space

Sometimes we need a bigger change in our environment to create a better and healthier living space for us and our loved ones. Rearranging the structure of our home to create a better balance and more space for good energy and fresh air to come in can help us create a better space for our needs. For instance, adding extra home extensions by building a second floor or adding a guest bedroom can make a huge difference for your living space. By adding more space you can make more room for healthy air flow and you can easily create conditions for having an open space concept in your home that generally makes a living space much more breathable, healthier, and beneficial for both our physical and mental health. 

Let the natural light in

Lastly, creating enough space for the natural light to come in can make a huge difference. Not only is it good for your circadian rhythm but it will also make a huge difference in the appearance of your home, making it a lighter and much more positive space to spend time in. if you don’t have large windows that will allow lots of natural light to come in, you can always arrange large mirrors around the house that will reflect that little light that comes in and light up the whole room.

However, while being exposed to natural light can help you mental health, it can be quite damaging to the skin. Sun exposure is number one leading cause of premature aging and skin cancer. So even while you’re chilling at home, make sure to put enough SPF cream on to protect your skin from sun damage.

Conclusion

In conclusion, creating a healthy living environment is all about creating enough room for fresh air to come in, introducing some nature into your home, living free in an open space with a lot of natural light, and making sure your home is clean at all times.

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