How to create a healthier home by Henley
Having spent considerable time at home during the pandemic, our homes have become so much more than just a place to sleep and eat. It also continues to be our sanctuary for exercise and wellbeing.
As we enjoy our time at home with family, it is important to consider creating a healthy living environment that promotes wellness for all family members.
Henley, shares some tips on how to create a healthier home that prioritises nutrition, exercise and mental health.
Rebecca Dunn Henley Homes Design Team Leader, says, “Our home environment plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing. By making small changes to our living space, we can create a healthier a more comfortable home that supports our physical, emotional and mental health.”
Encourage nutrition at home
According to Rebecca, healthy eating habits start at home. “Encourage your family to eat nutritious meals by keeping your pantry stocked with whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Creating a time and space in the kitchen where the kids can be involved in meal preparation and cooking, could be the catalyst in creating better eating habits and understanding the ingredients more.”
Let’s get physical
Working out at home has become increasingly popular, and according to Rebecca, not only does it save time and money, but it also provides a convenient way to stay active.
“Designate a space or room in your home, to set up the equipment you need to work out. It may be as simple as laying out a yoga mat and resistance bands, but having that space permanently set up, will make it easier, and hopefully more enticing for you to crack on with exercise!”
“You can then dive into small pockets of exercise at your pace which may be extended as you start getting into the rhythm and seeing the value of this time.”
Moments of mindfulness
Rebecca says taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
“I recommend you create a space in your home that promotes relaxation and mindfulness, such as a meditation corner or reading nook. Incorporate soothing colours such as greens and blues into the décor and minimise clutter to reduce stress levels. You may like to add scented candle too!
“Creating a healthier home does not have to be a laborious task. By incorporating these elements into your lifestyle and home, you can create a comfortable and nurturing living space that supports your overall health and wellness.”