Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Healthy

Cleaning house and be healthy

Your home is where you should feel safe and secure. But whether you see it or not, your home can also be a place which can make you less than healthy. Simply by taking some time to clean your home in a healthier way, you will be able to reduce your chances of illness while also helping to keep the place you call home sparkling and fresh.

Stick with Natural Cleaning Products For Better Health

Want to have healthy environment around? While chemicals have been touted as being helpful for promoting cleanliness, the ingredients in many home cleaning products are considered to be toxic to humans and to animals. Though you might be ridding your home of germs, you might also be bringing in poisons, which are then put into the air to be inhaled by everyone in the house. Instead of introducing poisons, it’s best to stick with natural and toxin-free cleaning products. These are much easier to find on store shelves these days, using ingredients like essential oils and juices as opposed to chemicals. Slowly change your cleaning products over to all natural ones and you will begin to clean with a healthier touch. In addition, those with allergies often find that natural cleaning products don’t trigger their allergic responses.

Focus on Shared Surfaces

Clean home with your kids

The most germs and dirt will be on the surfaces everyone shares – i.e. the kitchen, the living room, etc. These are the areas where your cleaning should always begin. When you clean here, you will reduce the possibility of the germs moving to other areas of the home. Start by cleaning off the handles of the rooms, then move to the counters and other surface areas. Clean these surfaces thoroughly, allowing them to dry completely. Just using warm soap and water is a good way to clean, but using a natural antiseptic cleaner is never a bad idea in bathrooms and kitchens. Clean surfaces help in health improvement for all people, no exceptions. If you want to track health changes after cleaning your house, use Health Snapshot.

Minimize Healthy Food Preparation Problems

Cleaning your kitchen regularly can help you to have fewer problems with food poisoning and other illnesses. What you need to do is to have one cutting board or preparation area where you work with raw meats. This way, you will keep the potential germs in that area. When you are done working in that area, you should clean it with hot water and soap, as well as an antiseptic cleaner, and then dry the area. Put the cleaning items you’ve used into the wash immediately so they won’t be reused by someone else. You can even kill germs in a sponge by placing it in a dish filled with an inch of water and turning the microwave on for three minutes to ‘cook’ the germs out.

While cleaning might seem like the last thing to worry about when it comes to your health, every thing you do to support your healthy life helps.

Monitor Your Health, Track Health Changes with Health Snapshot

Health Snapshot

Using a system like Health Snapshot will allow you to monitor your health on a daily basis. The test only takes a few minutes and the results are stored on your computer, helping you to monitor your progress in your health program. By simply making small changes, you can see your health assessments improve and your energy levels go up. When you are the one watching your health, you can be the one to take all the credit for its improvement too.

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Health Snapshot

Personal health monitor. Tracks daily health changes and alerts on possible health issues (including cancer) on its early stage. Designed for health cautious individuals, wellness centers, health clubs.

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