An Emphasis on Wellness
Many homeowners are putting an emphasis on wellness and implementing changes in their homes to put their health at the forefront. In this blog post we'll discuss ways that you can make some simple, and some major changes to your home to benefit your health and wellness this year.
The emotional and physical benefits of meditation can include:
Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations.
Building skills to manage your stress.
Focusing on the present.
Reducing negative emotions.
Increasing imagination and creativity.
Increasing patience and tolerance.
When some think of meditation, they think long periods of time but that's not always the case! Any amount of time focusing on your breathing and quieting the mind can help! Implement a space in your home where you can focus, preferably with some natural light and start off with 1 one minute. You owe it to yourself!
Ample Prep & Cooking Space:
When designing your kitchen, whether it be in your new home or remodel, think prep space -- a lot of it! When you prepare your own meals, you have more control over the ingredients. By cooking for yourself, you can ensure that you and your family eat fresh, wholesome meals. This can help you to look and feel healthier, boost your energy, stabilize your weight and mood, and improve your sleep and resilience to stress. We are seeing clients requesting two islands for this very reason! It's a beautiful addition to your home, if you have the space.
Cold Water Therapy:
Cold water therapy, also referred to as cold body therapy or cold therapy, is the practice of exposing your body to sub-zero temperatures to treat a range of health conditions. From anxiety to migraines, cold water immersion can supposedly work wonders — and you can easily try it at home.
Take a cold shower - turning the water temperature down can help increase circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and potentially boost weight loss. It's also one of the best ways to dip your toe into cold water therapy, as you only need to do it for around one minute.
Run a cold bath - To try this, simply fill your bath with cold water and add ice cubes to lower the temperature further. Don't forget to have someone with you while you are in the water. Always wear shorts and a long-sleeve top for regulating your body temperature.
Put your face in cold water - To try this at home, simply put your face (not your whole head) in a bowl of cold water for a few seconds. You can use water from the tap that's around 18 or 19 degrees, but add a handful of ice cubes if you need to. There are many benefits to applying ice water to the skin, such as decreasing inflammation and reducing puffiness.
Go for a swim in a lake or the sea - cold water swimming is a great mood-boost. it's very important to enter the water slowly and allow time for your body to get used to the cold.
In Home Gym & Endless Pool:
If you're lucky enough to have the space, and budget, to incorporate an in-home gym, be sure to add elements that you already use. Choose a space in your home that has good lighting and a good atmosphere - a place you want to be! While the basement tends to be the most popular place to add a fitness space, it may not be the most attractive option.
Have an extra bedroom not being used anymore? How about an office space that can be revamped? Give yourself enough space that you don't feel cramped and be sure to develop a plan.
If it suits your lifestyle, add in an endless pool for a real extra fitness experience right in your own home.