Get Organized to Get Healthy
Do you want an edge on achieving your weight and health goals? Then, get organized! Yes, it’s true—how you organize your home can impact your health. Here are five compelling benefits of organization:
Better Food Choices: Organizing your kitchen, so you can identify nutritious food options increases positive behavior. In addition, keeping your preparation area clutter-free lowers the stress hormone cortisol, making you more likely to choose fresh fruit over a candy bar.
Productivity: It’s great that you’ve purchased a cornucopia of vegetables and own variety of cooking utensils, but if you have no idea where these items are stored, this can slow you down, lead to frustration and throw you off-track.
Enhanced Mood State: Being surrounded by clutter in your home can provoke you to feel overwhelmed and even depressed, making it more difficult to engage in healthy habits.
Social Connections: When you feel comfortable entertaining in your home, your relationships can be strengthened. Social connections are considered to be one of the top factors in living a happy and healthy life.
Sleep Patterns: The only thought that should be on your mind when you sleep is sleep. Keep your bedroom a well-organized oasis—even the simple act of making your bed has been connected with a significant improvement in sleep.
Living in an organized home influences not just the ability to achieve your health goals, but also the ability to maintain those goals after you achieve them.
Bonni London is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and holds a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. For more information, call 941-685-8074 or visit LondonWellness.net.