Good health starts in your own home. You might be surprised by the number of things you can change in your household to improve the health of your whole family. Why not start with these ingenious solutions?
An Under-the-Desk Elliptical to Keep You Active
If you have a job that requires long hours sitting at your desk in your home office, an under-the-desk elliptical is an ideal solution. Even if you have to remain inactive for long periods, you can still keep moving. You could even use it while reading a book or watching TV without having to leave your house or pay for a gym subscription. Its compact size means it won’t take up space like a treadmill or exercise bike does — and you can work out while you work.
A UV Lamp to Kill Bacteria
Did you know that UV rays help reduce harmful bacteria in the air? You can have a qualified technician install a special type of UV lamp in your HVAC system to ensure you’re breathing in purer, healthier air. This is especially useful in households with people who suffer from asthma, although it’s a smart solution for anyone who wants to breathe cleaner, fresher air.
A Wireless Mouse and Keyboard to Improve Your Posture
If you’re hunching over to use your computer, you’re not doing your health any favors. Laptops are especially difficult to use without compromising your posture. You might even experience back pain from your awkward positioning. Your computer screen should be at eye level, so a wireless mouse and keyboard are musts to make sure your posture doesn’t suffer due to your screen time. You can keep your screen at eye level while placing your mouse and keyboard in a comfortable position. Your back will thank you!
A Beverage Dispenser to Keep You Hydrated
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Staying hydrated can be a struggle. Having a beverage dispenser is a great reminder to drink more water. If you or your kids don’t like drinking water, you can even get creative and fill your dispenser with fruit for flavored water. Add lemons and limes or freshly sliced strawberries to make drinking water more exciting for your whole family. Play around with different flavors to keep things interesting. Just fill it up in the morning and it’ll be a breeze to stay hydrated all day long.
An Ergonomic Chair to Support Your Back
Collapsing on the couch at the end of a hard day might sound like heaven, but an ergonomic desk chair might be a better choice in the long run. A good chair will offer you lumbar support as well as comfort. Be sure to pick an adjustable chair so you can adapt the settings for your height and size. You can also purchase a chair that will help regulate your body heat and prevent moisture buildup. Who says sitting down is unhealthy?
Hopefully, these ideas will give you some inspiration about how to make your home a healthier place.