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Home Improvements to Help Boost Your Mental Health

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Courtney McNally, the Content Creator at MyJobQuote shared with Healthy Lombard that a home is more than just a roof over your head; it plays an essential part in your life and wellbeing. For those suffering from mental health issues, a happy and secure home can make all the difference. We’ve created a few home improvement tips for those wanting to boost their mental health, and they don’t cost a fortune either!

So, let’s look at how to improve mental health, by following useful tips such as installing a home gym, changing your lighting, and creating a happy kitchen.

Installing a Home Gym

In this section, we will explore the benefits associated with installing a home gym. Exercise can enhance a person’s mental health by bringing down anxiety levels, depression and negative moods. It can also improve cognitive function and self-esteem. Home gyms do not need to be particularly expensive, with budget versions possible for £100 or less. All you’ll need is to find an ideal spot in your household to set up a home gym and then acquire the necessary equipment.

Some of the basic elements to a home gym you should consider are an Olympic barbell, squat rack (which comes with a pull-up bar), weight plates (rubber or iron), a flat bench and a jump rope. Other equipment you could obtain on a budget includes resistance loop bands, an exercise mat, an upper body workout bar, and a punching bag or boxing punching ball.

There are many spaces in a home that could be employed for a home gym. An office space, basement or spare room are good candidates as are attics, garages and sheds. If you want to keep the costs low, the best approach is to find affordable online providers. Online shopping sites like eBay have plenty of home gym equipment, some of which will be cheaper if they’re second-hand.

You still want to ensure good quality, so make sure to pay attention to the online reviews of the product and ratings of the seller before making a purchase.

It’s recommended that a person does 30 minutes of exercise per day. This could be done in two 15-minute sessions or perhaps three 10-minute sessions. If you haven’t done much exercise in a while, it’s important to warm up first so that you don’t accidentally pull a muscle.

To read about the other Home Improvement ideas, click here.

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