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5 Easy Ways to Create A Healthy Home Environment read

Feb 10 2021

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Preventive medicine starts right at your home. It starts with creating a healthy environment at home. You can adjust your home atmosphere for good health and happiness, and avoid diseases from entering your home. In case someone in your family is suffering from a critical illness, you or the caregiver may require to take some additional measures in creating a healthy home environment. We bring you some useful tips that will help you take the required proactive steps in keeping your family healthy:

1. MAKE YOUR HOME SMOKE FREE

A smoke-free home is beneficial for good physical and mental health of your entire family. Prevent indoor air pollution by making your house free of smoke. Cigarettes are full of toxic ingredients and even an exposure to the smoke can cause cancer. Make it a strict rule—No smoking at home.

2. ADD GREENS TO YOUR INDOORS

Indoor plants act as natural air-filters and can absorb harmful pollutants emitted from your furniture, electronic equipment or carpets. Spider plants like palm, Boston ferns and rubber plants are ideal to add in your living room.

3. OPT FOR NON-TOXIC CLEANERS WHILE CLEANING HOME

When buying for home cleaning materials, opt for non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaners. Chemical cleaners may pollute the environment and cause health problems. A lot of biodegradable products can be found at local stores. You can also make your own cleaning solutions using baking soda, tea tree oils, or citrus oils.

4. LIMIT THE USAGE OF BUG SPRAYS INSIDE HOME

Though you might be tempted to instantly use a spray to ward off a bug, insect repellents are pesticides with harmful chemicals. Rather, seal all the cracks and holes around your property and keep food closed and covered.

5. FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF YOUR FAMLY MEMBERS

A healthy home needs an emotionally sound environment as importantly as it needs a safe physical environment. Mental health awareness is very important and it starts at home. Willingness to compromise, effective communication, and good conflict resolution skills will ensure good mental health of all your family members. If you have kids at home, healthy parenting skills are imperative to maintain a happy and healthy atmosphere. You should practise stress management, relaxation, and regular exercises for a healthy home environment.

A number of HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES recommend healthy home environments for good health and better future of their customers. Make good nutritional choices, keep your home safe, invite plants and greens in your surroundings, and spread happiness amongst family members to enjoy a healthy life.

 

 

 


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