Physical Environment

Our physical space can influence our health, for better or worse.  Some things are difficult for us to change, like pollution and climate, but other aspects are under your control.  Tap in to those changes to support and nurture your health.

Your Home and Your Health.  A few Questions

1. Is it dry?  Minimize moisture and mold.

2. Is it clean?  Minimize dust and clutter.

3.  Is it well ventilated?  Remove contaminants and allergens.

4. Is it free of dangerous gases?  Minimize carbon monoxide.

5. Is it pest free?  Minimize cockroaches which can trigger asthma and allergies.

6.  Is it free from toxic chemicals?  Minimize asbestos, lead, pesticides and volatile organic compounds.

7. Is it comfortable?  Address each individual's needs for temperature, aesthetics and physical abilities.

Strategies for Home Health

  • Enhance your senses - colors, light, scents
  • Improve your air quality - remove shoes, limit carpeting, use low emissions products (paint and furniture), use a HEPA style vacuum cleaner and nontoxic cleaning products, keep it well ventilated
  • Improve your water - know what's in your water and chose a filter that removes contaminants specific to your home
  • Decrease clutter - what are you ready to let go of?

Strategies for Office Health

  • Make sure your chair helps you maintain proper posture
  • Use a foot rest if your feet don't touch the floor
  • Keep your monitor 18-30 inches from your eyes
  • Consider a headset if you are frequently on the phone.
  • Take a break!  Changes of scenery help not only the body, but the emotions as well.