There are lots of changes and choices people make to pursue a healthier life, often these changes are to diet and exercise in pursuit of a healthier life, but as well as making adjustments to your exercise routine and diet there are other things you can do to live a healthier life.
One of those thing you can change to improve your health and general wellbeing is your home’s décor, while this isn’t an obvious health driven change like exercising more or eating better, the décor of your home can have a measurable effect on both your health and wellbeing.
In this article, you’ll find out décor changes you can make to your home in order to promote and achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Improve Sleep With Blackout Blinds
Sleep is very important to your health and wellbeing, not getting enough sleep can cause problems such as heart disease, weight gain and depression, whereas consistently sleeping well will improve your general health and reduce the likelihood of you being afflicted with some health issues.
Improve Wellbeing With Houseplants
It’s long been known that exposure to nature at home in the form of plants can be beneficial to your wellbeing, helping to create a calm space for you to relax and assist in improving mental health, bettering your mood and reducing stress levels.
But as well as being great for your mental health and wellbeing, houseplants can also protect your physical health in a number of ways. Plants that can purify air or attract dust can help maintain your respiratory health, help bolster your immune system and even speed up your body’s healing process.
Change Your Colour Scheme To Reduce Stress
Stress is a killer, being too stressed too often can increase your blood pressure, cause weight gain, lead to heart disease and even cause heart attacks, so stress is something you should try your best to stay away from. But certain colours have been found to actually increase stress levels and should be avoided in your décor.
When it comes to colour induced stress, red is the main culprit as the colour red has been found to increase stress levels as well as increase blood pressure and heart rate. Blue on the other hand is a calming colour that has been shown to lower blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate. So to avoid stress and stress related ailments, swapping reds for blues can save the day.
There you have it, three ways you can use your home’s interior décor to live a healthier life and avoid health risks and issues in the future. Of course, décor alone can not give you a clean bill of health (But it can certainly help) so if you wish to live a healthy life remember to factor in healthy living and exercise to help bolster your health.