During winter and flu season, it’s important that you take extra efforts to stay healthy. Since most people spend more time at home, it makes sense to focus your attention there. Promoting wellness at home can help prevent your family from getting sick. Here are five ways to make your house a healthier place.
One of the most dangerous health threats in a home is radon. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Your home isn’t a healthy place to live if it has high levels of radon gas. Have your home tested for radon by a professional. If the results show a level of 4pCi/L or greater, enlist a radon mitigation company to reduce the radon in your home.
Promoting Wellness at Home with Space for Exercise
It’s easier to motivate your family members to exercise when they have a space to do it at home. Set up a home gym or workout space. It can be in a spare room, basement, garage, or even just a section of the family room. With online workout videos, weights, and a yoga mat, your exercise space doesn’t need to take up much space to still be effective.
Clean Drinking Water
You drink the water out of your tap every day, but do you know what is in it? Most water has contaminants of some kind, like chemicals, heavy metals, salts, and sediment. Have your drinking water tested and then install an appropriate water filter for your home.
Promoting Wellness at Home to Reduce the Spread of Illness
Simply cleaning and washing hands goes a long way in stopping the spread of germs around your household. Sanitize surfaces, including areas that commonly collect germs like handles, doorknobs, remote controls, and light switches. Supply plenty of antibacterial hand soap for every sink in your house.
Mold grows in dark and damp areas and is harmful to your health. Prevent mold by keeping your home dry and clean, and humidity levels low. Decluttering also helps because mold can grow out of sight behind and under piles of stuff.