Typical weight-loss efforts involve things like eating healthier foods, eating fewer calories and exercising more.
But, could the way you design your home also help you achieve your goals?
According to Mitra Pakdaman, founder of L.A. Healthcare Design, there are interior design recommendations to help with weight loss, making your space more conducive to success. Color psychology, air quality, space planning and Feng Shui all play a part in the design of a calming space.
First and foremost, it's important to de-clutter. Clutter can cause anxiety.
Use certain colors. Red, orange, green all stimulate your digestive system and make you more hungry. Blue calms your system down. Fresh, white walls are also calming.
Think about air quality. Fresh air helps your body crave healthy foods; closed-off air increases your desire for unhealthy, greasy foods.
When designing your workout room, make sure to include plenty of mirrors, which will make the room seem bigger and more open.
Mitra notes that healthcare facilities are changing as well, in terms of how design relates to health and wellness. These facilities are incorporating more vibrant colors, large windows that help bring the outside world in and allow for natural light, and more comfortable, softer furniture.
Listen in as Mitra joins host Melanie Cole to share tips for making your space the healthiest it can be... so that YOU can be the healthiest version of your self.