Each and every one of us could benefit from injecting healthier habits into our lives. I show you how with these 3 health boosting mini improvement projects. Whether it means a weekly commitment to Meatless Mondays or a walk around the park every day after dinner. Millions of people start changes like these every week. It can still be hard to stick to a healthy change even with the best of intentions. When the weekend rolls around, you just want to unwind and treat yourself to a takeaway after a long week!
To encourage you to stick to your new health commitments, here are some weekend projects you can do to make your home a healthier place for the whole family. This way you will have a productive and fun plan for the weekend that doesn’t involve eating greasy food out and about. It may also encourage you to have healthy habits all week long!
● Install a herb garden rack in your kitchen window
Some of the benefits of having a herb garden is that having herbs around will inspire you to try tastier and healthier recipes. It will get you into the kitchen and avoiding that take out menu! If you make the herb rack yourself you will be even more motivated to actually use those herbs. So go on, make your kitchen window a haven of health.
You can find simple plans online along with the materials you will need which generally include small pieces of wood (they can be cut at the hardware store) and some basic power tools. If you’re not much of a handyman kind of person, you can also buy a very simple wooden rack and paint it yourself. Get the kids involved and you will have a herb garden the whole family can be proud of.
● Craft some new shelves or find space to add plants to
It can be super beneficial to do things for yourself . It will increase your confidence and hand eye coordination skills. This could not only benefit you but the rest of your family aswell. Get started by finding plans online (there are some super-duper easy ones for absolute beginners). Then head to the hardware store. You can buy pre-potted herbs or plant your own if you’ve got green thumbs!
If you’re not keen on the herb garden idea, there are other places in your home that could also benefit from some extra plants. Plants clean the air in your home and make it a brighter and livelier place which is nice for all of us! Just make sure to place them near lots of light. Underneath a bay window is a perfect place for plants to live, so they get all the light and air they need. A trip to the garden centre is a nice alternative to going to the movies, and the added benefits of having plants at home are a sweet bonus!
● Scout around for natural alternatives
Another fun project to work on can be to look at your kitchen and think “what healthy alternatives could we have to what is already here?”. This might mean replacing a breadbasket with a fruit bowl. Putting apple crisps out instead of cereal boxes (which have been proven to be prime snacking places, when they are left out on countertops) or finding natural alternatives to your favourite meals. By examining your food choices in a careful way you could reveal a lot about your health! Look online and work with your family to find healthy solutions everyone will enjoy.
Another important aspect of health in the kitchen is which cleaning solutions you use. You can find amazing recipes for natural cleaning sprays online that can be used liberally on most surfaces . Natural cleaners will not effect the health of animals or children who have a tendency to… ahem… lick things!
When trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle, it can be difficult to know where to begin. These are some simple steps you can take to add some health back into your home. You can easily achieve these simple projects in a few evenings per week or on a weekend. They are so easy that you will have time to relax and enjoy your work too! They could also potentially bring some new healthy routines which will encourage you to make better choices in your day-to-day life.
Rebecca | AAUBlog26th September 2017 at 10:55 PM
A herb garden is a lovely idea – works out so much cheaper to make your own x
Janine28th September 2017 at 9:35 AM
I would install way more around the home if I had someone to put it up as most times it requires drillinģ because we have concrete walls
Kerry Norris29th September 2017 at 9:04 PM
We’ve actually just put a herb garden rack on our windowsill. Not even joking. Put it up yesterday x