Good health starts at home. But do you know how to set up a living space that encourages a healthy lifestyle?
The definition of a healthy home is a little different for everyone, but here are some apartment living tips to set you on the right track.
Feed your soul
The kitchen is one of the first living spaces people consider when setting up a healthy space in their apartment. Cooking meals at home allows you to make healthy choices like cooking with organic and preservative-free foods. Take some time to make sure your kitchen has all of the tools you need to create healthful meals. Invest in a quality blender or juicer for smoothies. An attractive fruit basket will inspire you to pick up more produce. Clear out your crisper so you can fill the refrigerator with veggies. Buy a water filter for your faucet or a water-purifying pitcher. Small changes like these will motivate you to stock up on food and drinks that are good for you.
Snuggle up soundly
You spend a third of your life sleeping, so make it count! Buy eco-friendly organic linens that will make you feel good. Many people are allergic to synthetic fibers and an all-organic home will ensure that you are treating your body right. Make your living room more livable with organic furniture created from natural products. You can even improve the air you breathe by placing air purifiers in the rooms where you hang out the most. Clean rooms will keep you healthier.
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Fit in fitness
Another key component to being healthy at home is making room for exercise. Create a cardio-friendly apartment by using a spare bedroom or a corner of your den as a fitness center. If you have the space, buy a treadmill or elliptical machine so you can fit in 30 minutes of exercise every day. Invest in a yoga mat and a small set of weights for strength training you can actually get the foam roller mat that help with relaxation and to train the muscles. With some creative design you can create a home gym in any size apartment.
Organize an oasis
Clutter can cause a lot of stress, so lighten your load by organizing your home. Designate special areas for everyday items from mail to bills to DVDs. Creating an organized home doesn’t have to mean looking at a bunch of boring boxes. There are many unique storage options available to help you keep your favorite things close by, yet contained. There are many diy guides on many easy to use sites like Reddit for very easy builds that you can make for yourself for neat ways to organize your things. You can build yourself a good place to keep things organized, or on display, and most I’ve found are built around saving space which is awesome. Once you start clearing surfaces and creating more space in your home, you’ll be surprised how much more relaxed you’ll feel.
Accentuate the positive
Ideally, your home should be a place that inspires you to do your best. You can punch up your vibe by decorating with positive affirmations. Signs with upbeat sayings like “Keep Calm and Carry On” will put you in the right frame of mind before you walk out the door. Be bold and improve your mental health by proudly displaying your optimistic outlook on life.
Making your apartment a healthy home is a very personal thing, and each person has unique needs. Think about what makes you feel good and design your apartment to suit your soul.