The Healthy Living Guide
How To Create the Healthy Home for a More Healthy You
We like to see our home as a comforting, safe and happy environment. Yet, because of this, we are often blind to the hazards around our own home which might be posting a daily risk to the health of us, our partners and even our children. We don’t like to imagine that there may be safety hazards around our household because this is a place that you call home and a place where you feel safer than anywhere on earth. However, it’s time to start addressing the health issues which might be dotted around your lovely little abode.
If you have no idea where to begin and you believe that your home is already very health and safety conscious, then you may very well be doing everything you already could be to look after you and your family. Still, there’s a chance you could be overlooking very important aspects of your daily lifestyle which are negatively affected by issues within your own household. Perhaps you’re wondering how on earth could I improve my home in this regard, so here are some ways in which you can start to build a healthier home full of healthier people.
Removal of Black Mold caused by Damp
This is a big one that many people ignore, as damp isn’t always blatantly obvious. Often people see the removal of black mold on their walls or around the edges of windows as a task necessary only from an aesthetic viewpoint, so it’s easy to become complacent about removing the mold every time it returns. However, black mold can be especially dangerous in terms of releasing spores into the air which we might inhale, are causes for health problems down the line.
Mainly mold will grow in basements and cellars where conditions are damp and perfect for dangerous things to grow, but when mold creeps into your room and other important areas in which you spend most of your time, you should be attacking the problem at the source. Think about what’s causing the damp around the windows of your home, and maybe invest in a dehumidifier or an air purifier to improve the quality of the air in your home and make the simple act of breathing safely again, as you would expect it to be in the comfort of your own home.
Keep the Kitchen Clean
The kitchen is where we create the food we’re going to ingest, and this obviously has a huge effect on our health, as we’re talking about what we’re going to putting inside our body. A dirty kitchen is a clear path to illness, so you should be striving to dispose of waste properly and keep things as clean as possible to deter bacteria from cropping up. If you read up on some garbage disposal 101, you could learn the basics of getting your own garbage disposal system in order. This kind of thing is important, but as soon as you let your kitchen become dirty or waste starts to build up, mold and other bacteria can start creeping into the area where you prepare your own meals.
Watch out for Germs
I’m not saying you should become a germophobe, but most people overlook the most basic elements of hygiene in things which they use throughout the day. It’s easily done, as we’re often not told about the common places in which dangerous bacteria can lurk.
For example, a damp toothbrush can attract viruses which cause the flu, so it’s wise to switch between toothbrushes, ensure your toothbrush is dry before each use or simply cleanse it with mouthwash before each use. This is just an example but think about all the things you put in your body on a daily basis and consider whether they’re entirely hygienic. That’s a good place to begin when creating the healthy home for you and your family.
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