Have you ever wondered how to enhance your home and take your health just one step closer to perfection? A lot of us workout, meditate, and utilize routines that can benefit us and help us feel better. But how is it that we can improve our health beyond everyday routines? Sure we can work to learn more, to eat better, and so on.
But the one focus area that many of us miss is our homes and their effect on our health. Studies have shown that during our lifetimes much of our time is going to be spent in the house – even more so today. Since the home occupies most of our time, it’s important to look at how we can make our homes better to improve our overall quality of life.
Today we’re looking at the top 5 home additions that will enhance your overall health.
- Toothbrush Holder
Curious how much bacteria sits on your sink? Studies from the Home Microbiome Project have found that the things lying around your bathroom sink are some of the most germ infested items in the household. Yuck!
To help stop bathroom bacteria in its tracks, we recommend using a toothbrush holder. A toothbrush holder can help provide a protective barrier between the bacteria and your brush. Some like this toothbrush holder from Varuna even provide water absorption making the growth of bacteria next to impossible. When it comes to the things that go in our mouths, we want to provide as much protection as we can.
- Smart Thermostat
Changing the temperature up and down over and over can be pricey if not downright frustrating if you’re living with other people. A smart thermostat can help regulate your home’s temperature and save you money while you sit back and relax. Going off to work? With a smart thermostat, you’ll come home to just the right temperature scheduled and waiting for you. Not only that, smart thermostats have the added bonus of being able to warm up or cool down your home slowly – saving you money.
Unlike traditional thermostats, smart thermostats also allow you to change your home’s temperature on the go. That means if you’re coming home early or leaving on a trip you can have the temperate set just right for when you come back home.
- Germ Free Humidifier
Cold air in the home might lead to dry or irritated skin. Unfortunately, our bodies are adjusted to living in a fair humidity level and not one controlled by central heating or cooling. We can apply loads of lotion or we can stop the problem at its root. A humidifier can help you keep your home at the perfect humidity level all year round. Not too humid and not too dry either – something your body will certainly thank you for. Some humidifiers even offer germ protection stopping mold in its tracks and helping you keep your home healthy.
- Non-toxic cookware
Can cookware be dangerous? Studies have shown that teflon pans can lead to a number of health concerns. If heated to a certain temperature, studies have found that they can put off fumes that might be harmful. Non-toxic pans can help prevent this the healthy way by potentially not putting off bad fumes into the air when you cook with them. They can also be environmentally friendly if you find the right one. Meaning we can save the environment and our health at the same time!
- Disinfecting Dishwasher Lamp
Dishwashers are notorious for collecting mold. Have you ever looked into the bottom of your dishwasher and seen mold growing? If the mold and bacteria isn’t addressed, it can spread to your dishes creating a big health concern. And forgetting health concerns, who wants to have mold on their dishes?
If this is a problem you’re facing, then a dishwasher lamp should be your new friend. Dishwasher lamps go in your dishwasher in between cycles. And you can put your dishes in with them. Once the door of the washer is closed then the magic starts to happen. The UV light will automatically cut on and start to sanitize the washer for you. Leaving you with a clean washer the next time you open it and preventing mold from getting to your dishes.
Final Thoughts For Home Enhancement
We all love our home. It’s where we spend most of our time when we’re not at work. During that downtime though, our home can either make or break our health efforts. If we leave our home as-is and don’t work to improve it, our homes can have the same effect that an unhealthy lifestyle would.
But having a healthy home doesn’t have to be hard. Using these products you can take health at home to the next level.