How To Make Your Home More Healthy

by Sarah Ruhlman

When you think about your health and taking steps to improve it, a lot of the time you are likely to just think about what you are eating and how much your exercise. But how often do you think about the environment that you are in, and how much that can impact your health? Our homes, for example, are one of the places where we spend most of our time, and if it isn’t a healthy place to be, filled with toxins and so on, then it can impact your long-term health, as well as just how we feel each day.  

Everyone’s home and living space is going to be different. Plus, there will be certain aspects that you can’t control or do much about. But for the things that you can control, it is worth taking the time to make sure that they are improved, to help your overall health and well-being. So with all of that in mind, here are just a few of the ways that you can make your home a healthier place to be. 

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Air Purifier

One of the first steps to improving health is to make sure that you are breathing in as clean air as possible. When we breathe in polluted air, it can lead to things like lung problems and heart disease. So getting an air purifier is a must, especially if you work in a polluted city. You should also think about getting houseplants, as they can be a natural way to purify the air.

Use Soy Candles

There are so many of us that love to have scented candles in our home, to make the house smell nice. But if you aren’t using natural soy or beeswax candles, then they can do some harm. Petroleum-based paraffin wax candles, which is what the majority will be, will emit hazardous chemicals that can lead to poor health, as well as asthma and allergies. So look for vegetable-based options as they will be free from these harmful chemicals. 

Check for damp

With fall and winter around the corner, our homes are likely to become much more damp than before. And if you get mold in the home, then it can lead to ill-health, especially if the mold is on a bad scale; you don’t want to breathe in those mold spores. So looking into mold remediation is a must, if you find that it is a problem in your home. Cleaning the mold can help, but unless you deal with the issue the mold will keep coming back (and many cleaners will be full of toxins too). 

Eliminate Dust

It is not uncommon for home to be full of dust. It could be that is piles up in the corners, or just on top of things that aren’t used very often. But regular exposure to dust mites can lead to breathing problems like asthma, and even lead to allergies. So make sure that you clean frequently, including vacuuming,  change your bedding often, and reduce how humid your home is.

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