There are several ways to achieve a happier and healthier life. It all depends on our choices and willingness to take action. Here are some of the small changes we can do at home to improve our family’s overall health and live a happy life.
Wake Up Early
Studies revealed that getting up half an hour earlier than we need can help us become calmer, happier and in control of our feelings. Also, it can help us avoid the rush on the things we do, thus cutting down stress levels. By practicing this habit daily, we’ll be able to have a happier and healthier life.
Several studies have shown that regular physical activity can help us sleep well and improve our energy levels and overall health. It can lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic illnesses.
You can get a piece of workout equipment if you have extra space in your home to encourage the whole family to have time for physical fitness.
Call At Least One Friend Or Family Member A Day
Have the habit of calling a friend or loved one while cleaning, getting out of bed, or walking outside with dogs. Because we, humans, are a social being, socializing with people close to our lives can help us feel better.
Don’t Use Cleaning Products With Harmful Chemicals
When buying products like air fresheners, aerosol spray, and furniture and floor polish, it is recommended to check their labels first. They might contain dangerous compounds, like bleach and ammonia, that has been found to cause headaches, allergic reactions, and various respiratory problems.
We can opt for a more natural, non-toxic cleaning products like baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Drink Almond Milk
Instead of having dairy milk that causes havoc to our body, try drinking almond milk. It is good for our skin as well as in our cardiovascular and skeletal system. This small life change can help us have a healthier body.
Fill The Kitchen With Healthy Snacks
Our kitchen is the place wherein we almost spend a lot of time in preparing meals and eating. Always fill it with nutritious snacks like organic fruits, homemade mixed nuts, apple slice, celery sticks, cucumber, kale chips, almonds, yogurt, and mixed berries.
Cook Food Yourself
Foods ordered at a restaurant can possibly be loaded with sugar, salt and other ingredients that may not be good for our health. It would be better if we personally cook food for ourselves or our loved ones. By doing this, we’ll be able to know how much salt or sugar we are eating.
Use A Water Filter
By getting a water filter, we can reduce pollutants (toxic chemicals and lead) from our water thus preventing waterborne diseases, boosting circulation, and improving our health.
Monitor Your Caffeine Intake
Limit your caffeine intake if you have difficulty in sleeping. Substitute caffeinated drinks with herbal tea.
Spontaneously do whatever it is that can make your family smile. Have a family game night. Play tug-of-war with the dog or play board games that make our loved ones laugh.
Improve Air Quality
Breathing some fresh air can reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, and improve digestion and overall happiness. By growing houseplants in various rooms, we can get fresh air inside our home. Plants can also add life to our homes.
Some of the plants that are good at improving the quality of air are Peace Lily, Florist’s Chrysanthemum, Snake Plant, Devil’s Ivy, Flamingo Lily, Barberton Daisy, Spider Plant, and Aloe Vera.