Americans spend over two-thirds of their lives in their homes. With more jobs transitioning to remote work, people are indoors even more frequently. Keep your family healthy with these easy ways to promote wellness in the home.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
The air we breathe affects our health and mental well-being. Indoor air can be more polluted than outside. To boost the air quality in your home, replace the HVAC filter every 30 to 90 days, vacuum regularly, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate, and use an air purifier.
Air purification devices are especially useful in the bedrooms of family members who suffer from allergies or asthma. Another thing you can do to improve air quality is to use ventilation fans when cooking or showering. These fans will reduce humidity and help prevent mold growth.
Promote Wellness by Making a Home Gym
Chose a place in your house to create a workout space. You might use the basement, an extra bedroom, or claim a corner of the living room. Basic equipment is enough to get started and you can add on to your home gym as your budget allows. Purchase a set of hand weights, a couple of yoga mats, and resistance bands to get started.
Install a Water Purifier
Clean, fresh drinking water is refreshing and great for your health. There are many types of water purification systems on the market. The best way to decide which is right for your home is to order a water-quality test or request a report from your local utility company. Once you know what contaminants are in your tap water, you can make an educated choice on your water filter.
Test for Radon
Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and impossible to detect. It is also dangerous. This radioactive gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and a diagnosis of lung cancer is often the first indication that a person was exposed to high levels of radon.
Testing is necessary to know if you have radon in your home. Hire a professional to perform the test, and if high levels are found, he or she can recommend a mitigation company to help make your home safer.
Declutter to Promote Wellness in the Home
Clutter collects dust and contributes to poor air quality. It makes house cleaning more difficult and a messy home leads to stress and anxiety. To boost wellness, make a schedule to declutter your home.
Because the process can be stressful, break the work down into smaller sections. Set aside a weekend to declutter the bedroom closet. Give yourself a few hours to clear out the kitchen cabinets. Take a day to declutter and clean the refrigerator and pantry. When you set aside small blocks of time, the project won’t feel as overwhelming.