Keeping your home in good condition is important not only so that you have a comfortable space to live in and a proud place to show guests around, it’s also crucial for supporting the best possible health. Our homes you see are responsible for our health in a vast number of ways and how well we look after them can have a huge impact on almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives.
To demonstrate, let’s take a look at just some of the things that you can do around the home that will improve your health for every single minute you spend in it.
As you have probably been told/heard/read, human beings are largely made up of water. In fact we’re something like 75% water, so it’s no surprise that this is an incredibly important part of our diet if you want to maintain optimal health.
But just getting any old water isn’t enough: not all water was made equally and just as important as getting a high quantity of H2O is ensuring that the quality is there too.
And that means making sure of a few things. For one it might mean ensuring that your water is filtered so that any toxins and high quantities of heavy metals get removed. At the same time this means ensuring that the water is stored and transported safely around your home – in particular by avoiding letting it stand in a tank that’s likely to add more toxins and metals still. This is one of the reasons that so many people will decide to get well water filtration.
While we’re on the topic of water, it’s worth noting that not all kinds of moisture are desirable. In particular you don’t want to be breathing in water, so you need to ensure that there isn’t too much moisture in the air – and particularly if that might lead to mold and to mold spores. Keep air circulating in your rooms, and get a dehumidifier if necessary.
Likewise air cleaning can also be important, as can simply maintaining your air conditioning and furnace to make sure that particles of dust and dirt aren’t being circulated through your air vents.
The temperature also contributes to your heath and here the key is to make sure it’s not too hot or too cold. Too cold and you will strain your immune system making yourself more likely to get ill. Too hot though and you’ll make yourself tired and lethargic – but actually won’t sleep as well when you do hit the sack.
Making sure light comes in through your windows will help your body to regulate its internal clock thus improving sleep. This can also help to improve your mood and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. On the other hand though, it’s again important to make sure that light is kept to a minimum when you’re going to be sleeping. Get heavy curtains!