How can a clean and tidy home improve mental and physical health?

It is easy to forget about cleaning the house when life gets hectic, especially during the Christmas season. It can be a great way to ensure a clean living space for your family and yourself.

It is important to keep our homes clean in light of the pandemic. We must not only make every effort to prevent the virus from spreading, but also pay attention to the other effects unhygienic living has on our mental and physical health.

There are three benefits to having a clean house:

Protects against allergens

Vacuuming is one of the most important tasks in maintaining a healthy environment. Vacuuming your home regularly, especially in high-traffic areas can help reduce allergens such as pollen and dust mites.

While standard vacuum cleaners can remove harmful particles fairly well, HEPA (high efficiency particle air) filters are the best. These vacuums are specifically designed to reduce airborne particles by at least 99.7%. This is especially important for allergy sufferers. It can help improve living conditions and prevent allergic reactions from escalating.

Improving general mood

Cleaning can be a great form of exercise, especially when you are doing more difficult tasks. Endorphins are released by the brain when we exercise, and they can reduce pain and improve our mood. You can integrate household chores into your workout routine by doing vacuum cleaner lunges and squats while dusting.

Research has also shown that mindful cleaning can have a positive impact on our well-being. Experts at Florida State University found that people who wash dishes mindfully had 27% less nervousness. They were careful to pay attention to the task at hand, smelling the soap and feeling the warmth of the water on their hands. The benefits of taking extra care when performing simple tasks around your home can be reflected in your daily life.

Concentration levels can be improved

Are you having trouble focusing on work after moving into a home office? Many of us have had to adjust to new work arrangements. It is important to be careful about the cleanliness of temporary offices.

It’s still true that a tidy house makes a tidy mind. A messy office can make it difficult to concentrate on the most important tasks. We can also get distracted easily by the clutter in the room. Because harmful bacteria can be found in office equipment such as keyboards and trackpads it is important to keep your workplace clean to improve your physical health and productivity.

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