If you want to be really healthy, as well as eating right, exercising regularly, and seeing your doctor often, you should also think about making your home as healthy as possible too. This is an aspect of good health that we often overlook, but since it is the place we spend the most time, it really is so important that our homes are as healthy for us to live in as possible.
With that in mind, here are a few easy ways to increase the health of your home right now:
Dust is one of the most common allergens and it is very common to find it in the home, Luckily, getting rid of dust, or at least keeping it to a minimum is really easy. Simply make the effort to vacuum your home regularly, making sure to get into all of the corners and under the furniture, If you have carpet, using a water vacuum cleaner to really get rid of dust, dirt and debris is also a good idea as carpet can really hold on to dust and other allergens, as well as dirt and bacteria, which can so easily make us sick.
Install fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Fire and carbon monoxide can both be very deadly, and if they do not kill, they can make you seriously ill, so if you don’t already, be sure to install fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors asap, and be sure to check they are still working regularly too. You wouldn’t accept the absence of a detector in one of London’s top short stay lets, so don’t settle for less in your own home either.
Remove old paint
A lot of very old paint contains lead, which can poison you and make you very unwell. Many older homes still have a lot of lead paint present. If you think this could be the case, scrape off a sample, have it tested, and if it is indeed found to contain lead, have a professional remove it and repaint it with a safer modern alternative.
Make your own cleaning products
Keeping your home clean is really important if you want to avoid the place making you sick, That being said, many commercial cleaning products contain chemicals that can cause allergies to flare, and which more seriously, could be carcinogenic, which means they could increase your cancer risk, The good news is, you can create your own high-quality cleaning products using little more than water vinegar, lemon and baking soda, Do this and your home will be far less toxic as a result.
Open the windows
Fresh air is so good for you. Not only doe sit clear the cobwebs away, but it has also been shown to help lower blood pressure levels, boost mood, and strengthen the body’s immune system, amongst other things, It also helps to filter out poor indoor air quality too. So, whenever you are able to do so, open the windows and let the fresh air in.
As you can see, it is really quite easy to make your home a little, or a lot, healthier, so what are you waiting for?