Because of the pandemic, people are spending more time indoors and in their homes and are looking for ways to create healthier living spaces. Encourage good habits by using these tips to promote wellness in the home.
Install a Water Purifier to Promote Wellness at Home
An easy way to create a healthier home is to install a water purification system. Have your water tested or request a water-quality report from your local utility. This information will help you choose the type of water filter that is best for your family.
There are several ways to filter tap water. You might purchase a small, pitcher filter to keep in the fridge or on the countertop. An alternative is to install a filter directly to your kitchen faucet so you can enjoy purified water as it comes through the tap.
If you have a larger budget for water purification, hire a professional to install a whole-house filter. This type of system will remove impurities from the water as it comes into your home and you’ll be able to enjoy fresh, pure water from the tap and when you shower.
Prevent Mold Growth
To keep your home healthy and safe, take steps to prevent mold. Moisture and humidity create an environment that is conducive to mold and mildew growth.
Repair plumbing leaks as soon as you notice them. Hang wet towels to dry as opposed to leaving them in a pile on the floor. If your home frequently has a problem with condensation and high humidity, use a dehumidifier in areas where moisture is a problem. By preventing mold, you’ll improve air quality and reduce symptoms for family members who suffer from allergies or asthma.
Build a Home Gym to Promote Wellness in Your Home
Another great way to promote wellness in the home is by setting aside space where family members can workout. You might renovate the basement to add a home gym. Cushioned floor tiles make for a great non-slip surface.
If you have the budget, invest in a treadmill, stationary bike, and/or rowing machine. If you don’t have space for an entire home gym, designate an area of the living room or a guest bedroom as a workout space. Outfit your area with simple tools like hand weights, resistance bands, and a couple of yoga mats.
Encourage Healthy Habits
Help your family make better decisions by encouraging healthy habits. Set up your kitchen to make it easier to eat healthily. Invest in a quality blender and keep frozen fruits and protein powder on hand for smoothies. Set a basket of fruit on the counter. When healthy snacks are within sight, people are more likely to choose those over junk food.
Spend time improving the backyard deck. Add comfortable furniture, welcoming lighting, and blankets and throw pillows to make the area more inviting. Attractive and comfortable outdoor living spaces will encourage family members to spend more time outside and away from TV and computer screens.
Ryan Sorensen Construction & Inspections offers home inspection services, including mold-testing and water-testing, in Eastern Oregon. Contact us to schedule an appointment.