If you have recently bought a new home or are performing a custom home restoration, creating a healthy environment should be a top priority. Take these 5 steps to a healthier home:
1.) NBCNews’ TodayHealth suggests that you should not only get rid of clutter, but make it electronics-related clutter specifically. The constant blinking, humming, beeping and other audio and visual distractions make it hard to relax and keep stress levels low. Besides reducing the overall amount of unnecessary electronics in your home, consider customizing your home with hidden charging stations and other hidden storage compartments. Read more
How to Make Your Home Healthier for 2013
2.) This Old House suggests adding mats on both sides of the door – the dual entryway mats will stop dirt that gets tracked inside your home, along with legions of allergens, bacteria and lawn chemicals. Read More
3.) WebMD says you should keep your usage of cans and plastic bottles in check. According to the site, the home safety of bisphenol A, a chemical found in polycarbonate plastics, is still being debated. Read More
4.)iVillage.com recommends cooking on cast iron. According to the new book “The Healthy Home,” by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz, you should avoid teflon when cooking at home. Read More
5.) Finally, The American Heart Association hopes that you inspire your kids and other loved ones to become more active while doing housework, specifically by getting creative with sticky notes.
It is easy to get caught up in so many things that go into building a new home or performing a custom home restoration. However, at the end of the day, nothing will ever change the fact that good health is the most important addition anyone can make to their home.