Your Home And Your Health

Who ever you are and how healthy you may be, there is no place like your home. The way your home looks has profound effect on your life. It can influence you both physically and psychologically. Your life and success depends on how you think of yourself as a person. Everyone has a concept of self. Apart from the skin beauty, the most important factors that affect the way you define the concept of self are your job, your home, how you dress and your family. Wrong environment at home can have a negative impact on your health and ability to get things done in life. It is needless to say home decor is one of the most important factors in creating a good home environment. This article discusses about “the impact of home decor on your health” and suggests some tips to keep your health in a good condition.
Mental health: For many years scientists have studied the effect of colour on mental well being. Some colours stimulates while some have tranquilizing effect. Hence care need to be taken while selecting wall colours, as they have direct effect on your health. Red colour stimulates and excites your mind. Selective use red will give you the energy and stimulation. Blue signifies a restful, relaxing environment Children prone to tantrums and aggressive behaviour could benefit from calming effect of blue. On contrary improper use of colours would lead to negative health effect. Indoor water fountain in a favourable area in your home will give positive thinking and helps focusing on your goal. Light, music, water, air, plants, mirrors, wind chimes, houseplants and flowers will bring joy and happiness to your mind.
Weight: Dining tables decor with Green themes could prevent over eating while orange stimulates the appetite and would be good for finicky eaters.
Breathing: Carpets give us comfort and warmth feeling. But dust mites love to live in your carpet and the proteins from their faecal droppings when disturbed become airborne and affect your skin and respiratory system. If you suffer from asthma or eczema it is better to use hard flooring like wooden floor. Like wise while purchasing your sofas or chairs select a fabric (like leather) in which dust mites cannot colonise. Recovering the room space by regular de cluttering and vacuuming the house will avoid many breathing problem related to allergy. Like wise closed book selves and cabinets will prevent dust collection. Cigarette smoking inside the house could predispose to condition like asthma and bronchiolitis in children.
Heart and circulation: Red could increase your blood pressure, pulse rate and cause poor coordination. Pink has soothing effect and relax your muscles and bring the heart rate down. Blue has the tendency of lowering the blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate. Heart is a symbol of love and relationship. Decors like pairs of candles, pink quartz crystals, and objects made of materials such as porcelain, china, clay, stone or terra-cotta are believed to be helpful for heart and increase the feeling of love and togetherness.
Eyes: Eyes are often considered as a part of brain and anything that affects the eyes would have a direct and immediate effect on your brain and mentality. Adequate lighting is important to avoid negative effects on eyes. Too much illumination increases your stress causing headache and irritability. At the same time low illumination will lead to eye strain causing recurrent head ache and problems like short sightedness.
Musculo- skeletal: Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Most of them are easily preventable. Avoid slippery floors. Remove small throw rugs or use double-sided tape to keep the rugs from slipping. Use a rubber mat along the full length in your tub, and a non-skid bath mat beside the tub. Improve the lighting in your home. As you get older, you need brighter lights to see well. A night light in the bathroom can also make night trips to the bathroom safer. Avoid excess stress on your joints. Use larger or stronger joints to do things. Assistive devices can make tasks at home and work easier. Consider using a long-handled grasper to reach objects that are on high shelves or on the floor. Make sure hinges, doorknobs and cabinet doors are functioning well and repaired.
Home environment has a major influence on how you live your life. Through the simple application of interior decoration, you can exert subtle influence over your health and well being.

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