People spend over 90% of their time indoors, and much of that time is spent at home. To keep your family healthier, make simple changes to boost wellness in your home. Here are some ideas that will help you and your family members get active, eat better, and stay well.
Make a Home Gym to Boost Wellness
Make a space in your home to encourage workouts. If you have an extra bedroom or space in the basement, create a home gym. Install non-slip floor mats and a weight bench, treadmill, and/or a rowing machine.
Even if you don’t have an entire room to designate as a gym, you can claim a small area of your bedroom or a corner of the living room. Use a basket to hold a yoga mat and a few sets of hand weights. Resistance bands, kettlebells, and yoga blocks are other items you’ll find useful in your workout space.
Filter Your Drinking Water
Filter your tap water to provide clean, pure drinking water for your family. An activated carbon filter will reduce chemicals and remove sediment from your water. You can choose a filter that attaches to your sink, a small pitcher-version to store in the fridge, or a whole-house filter that purifies water where it enters your home.
Boost Wellness in Your Home with Better Lighting
The light in our homes affects motivation, productivity, and our moods. Look at the fixtures around your home and make sure they provide enough light for the space. Generally, lighting in the living room should be softer and indirect.
Other areas of the house, like the kitchen, are better with brighter light to help make the space more functional. Install dimmer switches in rooms where you want to be able to adjust the lighting at different times of the day.
Design Your Kitchen for Health
It’s easier to prepare and eat healthier foods when they’re readily available and simple to make. Keep your refrigerator cleaned, organized, and well-stocked. You’ll be more inclined to fix healthy meals and grab healthy snacks in a clutter-free kitchen full of good food.
Keep a basket of fresh fruit on the countertop and jars of nuts handy for snacking. Your family is more likely to choose these items when they are within easy reach. Purchase a blender and add fruits and protein powder to your grocery list. It’s easy to mix up smoothies for the entire family in the mornings.