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Make Your Home A Temple Of Health

As much as we believe our home is a place of safety, we can’t ignore the signs in every day’s news that reveal how dangerous the typical household is. More and more people feel isolated in their homes and can experience depressive symptoms of varying gravity. The phenomenon is tightly connected to our modern lifestyle; long working hours and online consumption keep people from integrated into their local community. As a result, they can feel less motivated to look after their health, both physically and mentally.



That isn’t the only danger that lurks in your home. Indeed, a third of people aged 65 or over fall at least once in the year. For a senior, a fall can have dramatic health consequences, from fractured bones to loss of confidence. Additionally, recurring falls at home have become a leading cause of death in an ageing population. Home-related deaths are a common phenomenon, whether it is triggered by an accidental fall or by poor lifestyle habits. It is time to change the household and make it a temple of health.




Your home encourages unhealthy habits

We all know what a busy day feels like. When you’re finally at home, the first thing you want to do is to relax. Unfortunately, our secluded lifestyle encourages unhealthy de-stressing habits. If you’re the kind of person who indulges in a glass of wine in the evening after a long day at work, you need to stay attentive to the quantity of alcohol you’re consuming. One drink is fine, but if you’re finding it hard to stop, you might have developed a destructive addiction. Other unhealthy stress coping mechanisms can include watching TV — why sit down all evening on the couch to relax from sitting down all day in an office? – and comfort eating. If you want your home to be a place of health, you need to be honest with yourself about your bad habits.



Motivation can only get you so far

Admittedly, there is only so much you can do to stick to a healthier lifestyle. When you don’t feel part of your local community, it’s difficult to develop positive habits. Your home is a place where you should feel comfortable and happy if you want to create a healthy lifestyle. But if this isn’t the case, you may need to recruit help moving house and leave your dull surroundings behind. People who feel happy in their communities are more likely to be healthy at home.



Can a change of decor help?

Your interior can dramatically affect your mood and your overall health. Accidental falls, for instance, are more common in populations that accumulate dangerous clutter, which can lead to tripovers. Besides, cluttered rooms also affect your mental health. It is impossible to gain mental clarity when you’re surrounded by piles of unwanted stuff. As surprising as it might sound, the solution to a potentially harmful interior is to embrace a minimalist style, which gives you not only room to circulate but also to breathe.





Your home is a reflection of your life. If you are going through a rough time, your interior might be messy, filled with addiction and isolation. Making your home a healthy space begins with acknowledging existing issues and finding the most suitable solution.