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4 Ways to Bring Fall into Your Home, Improve Health

By Virginia Laird

There is something special about fall and the festivites it brings. It sparks excitement and adventure among families and friends. Something as simple as stepping outside can bring to life all these feelings. How can you bring these feelings, and health benefits, into your home without breaking the bank? Some of the ways to accomplish this include:

  • Open a window
  • Invest in a fall candle
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Add pumpkin spice

Open a Window

The change in weather is one of the many reasons most enjoy fall. Bring the crisp, cool air of fall inside by opening the windows. This can beneficial to the whole family as fresh air can help boost the immune system. Opening a window can also allow you to shut off the AC, which can lower your electric bill.

Invest in a Fall Candle

Filling the house with the scents of fall is another way to bring the feelings of fall into your home. For those who may not love an open flame inside, there are a plethora of air freshening options, including:

  • Melting waxes
  • Electric candle warmers
  • Oils
  • Plug-ins

Most of these can be found at your local supermarket, However, there are a variety of stores that carry these products as well. Finding the right scent is as easy as lingering down the aisle and putting your nose to the test. Research suggests that many of the fall scents give a boost of energy to those within smelling distance, making the idea of adding the smell of fall to your home a healthy one. Smells can impact emotion, as well as sleep, helping you de-stress.

Carve a Pumpkin

Nothing says fall like using pumpkins to decorate or carving a pumpkin. This is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Although it can be messy, it can be done in the house, making it feel slightly more like fall indoors. If you aren't one who loves carving pumpkins, using them to decorate is another option which can bring the fresh fall joy indoors. 

Add Pumpkin Spice

It’s a pumpkin spice life during the fall. The aroma of the scent can fill a room faster than any other. Adding pumpkin spice can fill the house with a glorious smell, which invites the joy of fall to all within nose range. Some research adds that pumpkin spice can help those who suffer from migraines. This makes using pumpkin spice all the more appealing.

Take your pick on how to welcome fall into your family's life and get busy enjoying the season. Begin filling your home with the feelings of fall right away! 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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