Health is the most important thing that every head of the family takes into account. Most of our lives are spent indoors and precisely within our own homes. This is why it is of paramount importance to create an environment which is safe, especially if you have children.
Creating a healthy home for the family should be something everyone should prioritise. There are many ways in which this can be achieved. Here are some of the major ways in which a safe, secure, healthy and a protected environment can be maintained:
Let the natural light in and sleep well
Vitamin D3 deficiency is a serious problem. Although you won’t get much from being inside, natural light has been shown to have an uplifting effect on your mood, with an increase in happiness it can encourage you to be outside. By spending time outdoors, you can ensure adequate exposure to natural light to increase your vitamin D levels. Healthy vitamin D levels are beneficial in many ways, from effects on mental health, it has also been shown to lower your susceptibility of getting cancer.
Natural light can create a balanced rhythm within the house and also help regulate your circadian rhythms. Also, regular sleep pattern is the most important thing to ensuring you do not become susceptible to disease, mainly cardiovascular and mental.
Source high quality window coverings
Where you get your window blinds from is a major thing to consider when thinking about the health of you and your family. Your home is where you spend the majority of your life, and as such the environment you are in has a direct relationship to your health. If your home is made of materials that could be hazardous to you, then this is obviously not ideal. When the sun beats down on your window coverings, it can cause them to release harmful toxins.
These days most window treatments are made from PVC, which is not ideal. One thing you can change is the material your window treatments are made from. Make sure to source Eco-specifier or Green-guard gold accredited fabrics; these will not emit any harmful VOC gases, or leave harmful particles around when you are handling them. You can find these fabrics at window blind companies like this.
Consume healthy foods
Your life is all about what you eat and when it is consumed. The food you intake in regular basis will either make or break your life. Healthy food items must be used at all times. From eggs to milk and vegetables to fruits, each and every item that is consumed must be purchased in the most cautious manner. You need to ensure that a natural diet is preferred over junk food. Excessive intake of junk food can create a problem. However, that doesn’t mean completely isolating yourself from junk food.
You can set restrictions on what is being consumed or have cheat days. The main thing to avoid are saturated fats. Saturated fats are anything that is generally fried. Restrict your calories to under 2,000 per day to ensure you aren’t piling on the pounds.
Cut down the clutter
Clutter is one of the reasons why most of the homeowners are psychologically depressed. It is of paramount importance to get rid of all the mess in your house and cut down on the clutter. A more organised living place always has a great impact on your daily life.
Source natural materials
Do you use plastic containers? Make sure they are BPA-free to avoid any release of harmful toxins into your food. If you are microwaving, make sure the containers are microwave safe. Personally, I do not even trust microwave safe products, I think they still leech some plastics into the food. Whenever I am microwaving food, I use glass containers without the lid. I have natural timber floors and for my rugs I only use ones that are made from natural fibres like sisal and hemp. Check out these sisal rugs.
Invest in security
Having security cameras will deter criminals from entering your sacred space. Secondly, you can invest in either roller shutter blinds, or security doors for extra confidence that a bad actor cannot penetrate your home.
Helen Bradfield did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being.
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