Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Simple Home Upgrades That Can Improve Your Health


We all want a comfortable and healthy home for our families, right? And, the two are far from mutually exclusive. There are several simple things you can do around the home that can make your life a lot easier, and improve your health at the same time. In today’s guide, I’m going to go through some simple fixes - let’s take a closer look.

Lose your carpets

First of all, have you thought about getting rid of your carpets? Yes, they are comfortable. But, a lot of carpets are full of chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds - or VOCs. These VOCs include nasty things like formaldehyde and benzene, which may be carcinogenic. And, through the years, there is a good chance they will emit toxic fumes that you and your family will breathe in. There are two fixes that you can do relatively simply. First of all, you can treat your carpets with a sealant, which blocks the leaking fumes. You will need to do this once a year for maximum protection. The second option is to rip up the carpets and sand down your floorboards. It can make for a striking look; it’s cheap, and it’s a great little DIY project.

Invest in better bedding

Not sleeping properly? If so, it’s more than likely damaging your health. Lack of sleep is responsible for many illnesses - and it can even affect your stress levels. In turn, this can result in high blood pressure, strokes, or even heart problems. So, if you aren’t comfortable in your current bed, treat yourself to an upgrade. Not all beds are ideal for everyone, of course, so you need to find the best option for your needs. Some might sleep better on a hard spring mattress, for example. Others might prefer the memory foam of a Tempur mattress. The point is to find out which mattress and bed combos work best to give your the best night’s sleep possible.

Better air quality

The higher quality of air in your home, the healthier you and your family will be. Make sure you are replacing the filters on your air conditioning unit for a start. Bacteria and dust can build up to enormous levels. There is evidence to suggest they can impact on people with breathing conditions like asthma. Make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors in the home, too. If you have a small gas leak, it can make everyone feel tired, ill, and even result in death. An alarm will tell you if your carbon monoxide levels are safe for humans, and should be essential for every home.

An indoor gym

You don’t need to spend a fortune creating a gym at home. Your garage can double up as a training room, or you can use a spare room of any size. You don’t even need equipment to get started. In body weight training, for example, you can use your doors, tables, and chairs in combination with your body for an effective workout. And, the more you exercise, the healthier you will be.

With these simple tips you can achieve better health for you and your family. What things do you think will help improve your health? Comment down below

xoxo,
Therese
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