Many of us focus on our nutrition and exercise routine when it comes to improving our health and wellbeing. But sometimes it isn’t your body that’s causing you to feel unwell. It’s your environment.

Your home environment should be your safe haven. However, according to the EPA, your indoor air is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. If you’re one of the many folks who work from home (there are about 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide), that indoor air quality can have a major impact on your overall health.

Of course, everyone has a different living space and there are some things you can’t control. But for the things you can control, consider the following tips to create a happier, healthier home environment.

Invest in an air purifier

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers have been the talk of the town when it comes to indoor air. But air purifiers are really the first step you ought to take to make sure you’re breathing clean air.

Air pollution can seriously affect your health. Heart disease and lung issues have been linked to fine particulate matter in the air.

By investing in a state-of-the-art air purifier, you can help to mitigate these health risks. Just be sure to place your air purifier in an area that’s at least 50% open to allow for optimal airflow.

Clean out your cabinets and pantry

One of the best things you can do to help maintain a healthy lifestyle is to empty your cabinets and pantry of any empty-calorie junk food. When you have junk food in your home, you’re more likely to eat it. And while indulging in junk food now and then isn’t a problem, eating it routinely can be problematic for your health.

One study from Cornell University actually found that people who left soda and cereal on their countertops were more likely to eat unhealthy foods than those who left fruit on the counter. Consider re-organizing your pantry so that unhealthier snacks are up on the higher shelves where you’re less likely to reach for them.

Use glass containers instead of plastic

One of the biggest interior design trends right now is keeping your pantry items in glass containers. But this trend doesn’t just have aesthetic significance.

Plastic containers leach toxins into the food you eat, which can cause issues for your hormones and can also cause cancer. Glass is inert, so it doesn’t cause chemicals or toxins to leach into your food. It’s also reusable and recyclable.

Glass containers are also better for keeping pests at bay, which can gnaw into bags and plastic containers. In fact, without pest control, rats and bugs would destroy 50% of our food supply. You don’t have to worry about pests when you use glass.

Install a water filter

Water filters are great if you’re used to drinking tap water directly from your sink. Local water companies filter tap water themselves, but sometimes tap water can still contain contaminants such as chlorine, pesticides, lead, and E. coli.

Water filters help to keep these contaminants out of your water and out of your body. There are different types of filters you can choose from, too, including filters that attach to the faucet and pitchers you can keep in your fridge.

What’s more, using a water filter that’s a pitcher can also help to reduce water waste. Low flush toilets already save the average household $90 a year on water bills, according to the EPA. But a pitcher can help you save more by reducing how often you’re turning on the faucet to get a drink and waiting for the water to get cold.

By following a few of the tips above, you can start to turn your home into a healthier, happier, and eco-friendly space so you can breathe easier and live better.