Sustainability advocate, Kira Simpson, and stylist, Anna Mac, share their experiences of conquering daily health and wellness at home
A recent hybrid way of working has meant more time at home for people around the world, placing an emphasis on health and wellness. Having a clean environment and relaxing space is vital in ensuring overall positive health for you and your family.
Creating a healthy indoor environment is about a holistic and sustainable approach to wellbeing which is why Electrolux has worked with sustainability advocate, Kira Simpson, and stylist, Anna Mac, to help Aussies better their overall wellbeing at home.
You can mix up your daily or weekly wellness routine with these four tips.
1. Eat fresh produce
Eating tasty and nutritional meals using fresh produce can give you the healthy boost you need in a day. Enjoy a superfood lunch, rich in fruit and vegetables that not only lowers risk of long-term illnesses, but can contribute to your stress levels, tiredness and capacity to work1.
Kira says “eating fresh and mostly plant-based foods bought from the farmer’s market is great quality and affordable since we’re eating in season. Sometimes, even spending time at my small veggie patch helps me get away from my desk and off technology for a little while.”
2. Weekly cleaning and de-cluttering
Blocking time out in your weekly calendar for basic cleaning like vacuuming or doing laundry is important to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the home. When time is of the essence, our Well Q7 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner features a cyclonic system to ensure your vacuum maintains its full performance and suction throughout the whole cleaning process, even when the dust container fills up2.
Stylist and mum, Anna Mac, says “with pets and three kids, I vacuum every single day. I like to be organised and live by the saying ‘everything has a home’ so I am always putting things into their place! A decluttered house means a decluttered mind!”
3. Bring the outdoors in
Houseplants, and lots of them! Investing in houseplants brings a bit of the outside to a room, making it feel more welcoming, calm and open4. Studies have shown that houseplants can improve the air quality in your home, as well as your mental wellbeing. As a result, your brain won’t feel as tired, and you won’t feel as dull4.
Anna describes houseplants as important additions to promote a health home environment, “Of course the number one item for a healthy home is making sure we all breathe in fresh air. To ensure this at home, we have a lot of indoor plants to freshen up the air and eliminate harmful toxins – which is where our air purifier also comes in!”
4. Switching off and on before bed
Turning off electronic devices and leaving them to charge before bed is the perfect way to enter a settled mindset. Studies show that smartphones not only keep your mind engaged, but exposure to blue light can affect your internal boy clock and throw off your sleep-wake cycle. Choosing night-time activities that promote sleep like meditation or relaxation techniques can help you get in the mood for better shut-eye5.
Kira says, “I turn my phone off from 8:00pm otherwise I’ll scroll mindlessly on social media until it’s time to sleep. I also dim the lights to help me get into the ‘settle down’ mindset for a better sleep.”
1Harvard School of Public Health, 2022
2Measured with dust container filled with DMT dust (standard test dust), according to IEC 5.1, 5.7 and 5.9 at maximum power.
3*Tested for Legionella pneumophila, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Serratia marcescens.
4Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, 2020
5Cleveland Clinic, 2022