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Creating a Healthy Home: Some Tips for Today

By Genevieve Cunningham

A healthy life starts with you. We don't really like to hear that. We want a magic pill or an easier route to healthy living. But it doesn't work that way. We have to make healthy choices and develop healthy habits if we want to live a healthy life. But where do we begin? A great place to begin a healthy living journey is in your home. Your surroundings contribute to the way that you feel and the way that you live. Keeping your home healthy can help you stay inspired to live a life of wellness. If you're ready to turn your life and home around and move toward better health, take a look at these tips for creating a home that can keep you healthy and motivated.  

Focus on Cleanliness

Cleanliness is about way more than appearance. Though the appearance of your home can certainly affect your mood -- and mental health to boot -- it's also about eliminating germs from the surfaces of your home. When we clean our homes, it removes the germs and bacteria that we bring in from the outside world. If you make this a habit every day, it keeps your home free of the things that can make or keep you sick.

Focus on Organization

A home that is unorganized tends to make you feel more stressed and overwhelmed. Our minds don't like clutter. They don't like chaos. Though we sometimes convince ourselves that messy is "just the way we are," our minds and bodies prefer order. And once we begin living in a home of order and organization, we quickly realize the benefit that it brings to our mental well-being. If your home is overwhelming, start with just one room or one area at a time. Or if need be, call in some help. The more organized your space, the more organized your mind, and the better you're going to feel overall.

Create Your Environment

Don't forget that you are the creator of your environment. You get to say what it looks like and how it feels. If you don't feel good in your environment, change it. Buy new furniture. Rearrange everything. Get some house plants. Create the mood and feeling that makes you feel good, and do it on purpose. Doing so can bring a sense of peace and health to your being every single day.

Your home is a part of who you are. It reflects your mood and your personality and your well-being. Start living a healthy life, and do it first through our surroundings. Use these tips to get started, and you'll have a home of health and wellness before you know it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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