We’re often told to take better care of our health by changing our diets, exercising more, going for walks and getting better sleep. But what many people don’t consider is the effect that your physical environment can have on your overall health. Where we live, the air we breathe and the spaces we spend most of our time in can impact the way we feel both physically and mentally. Here are four ways you can level up the healthiness of your house and home for a healthier you.
Deal With Pests
You may be unaware of the fact that most common household pests can be a real danger to our health, and they’re not always easy to identify. Rodents like rats and mice, and even certain insects can make their way into our homes where they might contaminate our food, spread diseases and even damage our property. If you suspect any pests in your home, contact professionals as soon as you can to deal with the problem. It’s also a good idea to get into contact with a pest control company before moving into a new space or even just every couple of years to have them assess your home remove any potential risks.
Once or twice a year, it’s important to really make an effort to deep clean your home. Whether you do this yourself or hire a professional cleaning service is entirely up to you. Regardless, you need to get to those hard to reach places, especially where moisture might accumulate since this can lead to mould which can affect the quality of the air in your home. Dealing with mould promptly is important for your health, so be sure to keep an eye open for it.
Invest in an Air Purifier
On the topic of air quality, you could invest in a very helpful tool to help you ensure that the air you are breathing indoors is clean and free of bacteria. A good air purifier filters and traps any pollutants in your air so that you know you’re not breathing in any of the bad stuff. This can also help to quickly deal with strong smells or air pollutants caused by cooking, spray oils or smoke. Air purifiers can even cleanse your air of pet-related pollutants like dander and alleviate any allergies you might have to your furry companion, dust or pollens.
By far the quickest, easiest and cheapest hack on this list is to simply open up your curtains and windows for some fresh air each day. Especially if you work from home and spend a lot of time indoors, it’s important that you make sure that you’re getting sufficient sun and light exposure (we all need that Vitamin D), as well as circulating some fresh air throughout your home throughout the day. This will all help to make you feel fresher and more energised and aid in upping your dopamine, vitamin and nutrient levels – you’re welcome!