Have you ever heard your doctor or a loved one tell you “Better health starts at home”? While it may be easy to dismiss this saying as a tired and tried cliché, there’s more truth to it than you realize. From our home eating habits to the actual structure of our homes and everything in between, our home plays a vital role in our overall health. When we make changes to our home lives we can improve not only our overall health, but our quality of life as well. Here are 4 changes to make at home to help improve your quality of life.
1. Change your Diet
This seems like an obvious answer. When you eat better, you’ll feel better. However, if eating healthy was as easy as it sounds, there would be no obese people in the world and you’d never have to hear about the latest fad diet. In order to change your diet in a healthy and efficient way, take small steps. Your home should always be stocked with an ample supply of healthy foods. You may want to prepare food in advance so that it is easy to grab and snack on throughout the week especially if you are always in a hurry. Eating just a handful more fruits and veggies and cutting back on the junk can make a big impact on your health. Also, make sure you double check whether or not your healthy food is in fact, healthy. It can be easy to assume something is healthy only to have it disguised by clever advertising and to later find out it’s full of additives and ingredients that can ruin your diet. Download the mobile app Fooducate to help you learn more about what is really in your food.
2. Make your Current Home a Green Home
Is your home green? By having a green home you won’t only be helping the environment, but you’ll be helping your bank account as well. There are several little things you can do around your home to make it greener. These things include turning off lights when you’re not in the room and switching to eco-friendly light bulbs, unplugging any device when not in use, installing a low-flow shower head, and only using Energy-Star certified electronics. You can take things a little further and make your home even greener by installing a solar-powered roof and changing your heating, cooling, and water systems.
3. Check the Health of your Home
Could your home actually be making you sick? It’s quite possible! If you’ve noticed your allergies and asthma seems worst when you are at home then you may want to have your home inspected for mold, asbestos, and other toxins. Some ways to cut down on dust and to prevent mold from growing inside your home include installing air purifiers and using a dehumidifier.
4. Purchase a New Home
Everyone knows that moving can be expensive, but in the long run it will end up being more affordable than you think. This is especially true if you are currently living in an old home with outdated appliances and technology. Plus the health and financial benefits are priceless! For example, you can move into one of the new construction homes in Delaware built in compliance to the American Lung Association’s strict house guidelines. These homes include modern features that improve air quality and trap up to 97% of unwanted dust and particles and helps to keep dust from entering your home. You also won’t have to worry about other toxins coming from paint or even your carpet as the homes are painted with fresh non-toxic paint and have special green carpeting installed prior to you moving in. Moving into one of these homes will give you a breath of fresh air — literally!
In addition to these amazing health benefits, these new construction homes are also highly energy efficient which will allow you to save on your electric bill. They utilize the most modern forms of technology available to help ensure that you have the most energy efficient home around. You’ll see your electric bill go down within the first month and it won’t be long before your savings pay for the overall initial cost of your new home.
Even the most active person will spend a good chunk of time in the home. Your home should serve as a place to rest and relax. It should provide you with comfort and ease. With these 4 tips you’ll be able to make your home healthier and more efficient, which in turn will allow you to enjoy and improve upon your overall quality of life.