With people spending more time at home, it’s especially important to find ways to stay fit, motivated, and energized. Here are a few ways to promote wellness at home so you and your family can take better care of yourselves mentally and physically.
Purify Drinking Water
Whether your drinking water comes from a well on your property or a municipal source, it’s important that you know what’s in it. Have your water tested or request a water-quality report from your local utility company. When you know what contaminants are in your drinking water, you can choose the best purification system for your home.
Minerals and other contaminants can affect the smell and taste of your drinking water. Install a water filter to your kitchen sink, purchase a pitcher-style filter to keep in the fridge, or choose a whole-home system to purify the water as it enters your house.
Make an Exercise Schedule
Daily physical activity helps to reduce the risk of disease, keep your body strong, and manage weight, and exercise can lower your blood pressure. Besides the physical benefits, exercise also improves your mood and helps you get a better night’s sleep.
Make a workout area in your home. This may be a corner of the living room, the guest bedroom, or a space in your basement. By designating a space for movement, you encourage family members to be more active while at home. Include equipment that you know you will use. Some yoga mats, a few sets of hand weights, and resistance bands are inexpensive and a great way to get started.
Get Good Sleep to Promote Wellness at Home
Sleep is important to feel rested, clear-headed, and ready to tackle your next day. Many factors can interfere with a good night’s sleep but developing a few good habits before bedtime will help you rest better at night.
Try to go to sleep at the same time every day, even on weekends. Create a routine for yourself for winding down. Follow the same steps, in the same order, every night. An example of a bedtime routine is having a shower, brushing your teeth, then changing into pajamas, finding a book to read, and relaxing for a few minutes before turning in.
During the evenings, keep the lights in your home low and don’t spend time in front of the television, computer, or phone screens in the hour before you go to bed. Make sure your bedroom is dark, comfortable, and relaxing.