It’s February, which means that many parents are waking up to the sound of coughs and sniffles. One of the best ways to keep your family healthy throughout the year, especially during cold and flu season, is keeping a clean home. How does a clean home help to promote a healthy family?
Numerous studies have shown that visual clutter leads to mental clutter. While the pile of stuff on your counter might not seem to be a bother, it is probably affecting you on a deep level. One 2010 study found that women living in messier homes had higher cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone linked to numerous health conditions. By managing levels of clutter around your house, you will also be positively impacting your mental health and lowering your stress levels.
For many people, when they start to feel stressed, they immediately want to reach for a candy bar or a bag of chips. As we just established, clutter and a messy home can directly lead to stress. One 2013 study by Psychology Science found that people who worked and lived in organized and clean spaces were more likely to make healthier food choices than people in messier spaces. If you have trouble sticking to your healthy eating goals, starting with a clean home could help.
Over time, dust and household allergens build up in your upholstery, vents, carpeting and bedding. These can all exacerbate allergies and asthma. Regular cleanings and professional cleanings can drastically lower allergen levels and improve your breathing. A clean home also leaves no space for bacteria, viruses and germs to hide. During cold and flu season, it’s especially important to keep your home clean. Whether it’s properly sterilizing your kitchen counters after preparing raw meat, wiping down the homework table after getting home from kindergarten or cleaning blankets after the flu, a clean home during the winter months will help to keep your household as sniffle-free as possible.
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