As much as we’d like, treadmills can’t fix all our health problems. To be wholly healthy, it needs to be a priority, in and outside the gym. When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, our environments have more influence than we might remember.
These tips will help you take care of your home to best keep you and your family living happy, healthy lives.
Channel Your Inner Danny Tanner
Let’s start with the fun method. Keeping your living space clean and tidy isn’t just a method for reducing stress — it’s critical to keeping your family’s physical health in line.
Sanitizing the rooms in your home helps ward off bacteria, germs, and microorganisms that can cause sickness and weaken your immune system. If anyone in your home has allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, a fresh and orderly house will have them coughing less and breathing easy more. To help make sure you’re living a healthy lifestyle in your home, consider investing in a probiotic air purification system. These systems can get rid of dander, dust mite waste, and pollen in the air and on hard surfaces throughout your home.
Don’t let your cleaning habits become too routine. Make sure to keep an eye out for mold in the spots you don’t clean every week, like under your sink or behind the refrigerator. While you’re there, check for any bugs, rodents, or pests that can take up residence right under your nose. They’ll keep bringing in those hazards you’ve been scrubbing so hard to keep out. Make sure to use non-toxic cleaning products, otherwise, you’re in a worse postion than when you started.
Embrace the Crawl Space
The dusty underbelly and armpits of your home aren’t as scary as you might think. Crawl spaces, attics, and basements rarely get the attention the other areas of your house do, leading to higher risk of unhealthy conditions.
When it comes to these areas of your house, ventilation and sealing are your bread and butter. You want these dark and musky backrooms to breathe as best they can to ward off mold and moisture. A sealant will keep the weather out and the critters from nesting next to your spare silverware and old yearbooks.
Checking in on your attic or garage at least once a month is recommended to prevent any of the hazards above.Don’t let a few cobwebs get in the way of your family’s healthy lifestyle. These spots need love too!
There are tons of ways to beef up your home security against things more common than burglars. The easiest installation to make is a carbon monoxide alarm. These gadgets are cheap and can save your family from something your smoke alarm might not detect otherwise.
Double check and see if your kitchen and bathroom have proper ventilation. Just like the attic and crawl space, these spots are perfect for mold growth, so make sure your fans vent to the outside. If you don’t have those, you might be keeping excess moisture indoors, creating a perfect breeding ground for mold.
Testing of all kinds is recommended to catch the dangers you might not be able to with the naked eye. Radon levels, asbestos, and lead paint are all common household hazards, and unless you know what you’re looking for, they can fly under the radar. Radon testing kits can be found cheaply online, or hire a professional contractor to perform an inspection.
Get Ahead Of The Grime
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