While you might dread putting on your gloves and giving your home a good scrub down in the name of spring, we’ve discovered that there are some actual health benefits to busting out your household gadgets and a bucket! Here are 4 things you can do right now to revitalize your health & your home at the same time!
1. CLEANING HELPS YOU BREATHE BETTER
If you’re someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, it may not only be pollen that is responsible for those sneezing fits. Dust and pet dander are big immune system disruptors for people prone to allergies, and cluttered homes tend to gather a lot of both in the winter months. A 2014 study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunity found that cleaning your home and decluttering your space can help you avoid allergy symptoms and make you feel healthier. This is especially true in the springtime when allergies run rampant. If you find that your allergies get the best of you every time spring rolls around, it’s time for us to meet!
2. CLEANING REDUCES STRESS
You’ve probably heard the saying that a cluttered home means a cluttered mind. It has long been believed that our outer environment is often a reflection of our mental inner state. If this is the case, then a clean home environment should enable you to think more clearly and relax more easily. In fact, according to a study by America’s Anxiety Disorder Center, people who make a point of cleaning out their homes from time to time are able to free up their brains for essential decision-making. Studies have also shown that doing housework for as little as 20 minutes can reduce your stress and anxiety by up to 20%. By the way, Essential Oils like Lavender, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Chamomile and Frankincense are relaxation wonders. If you’re still on edge and would like some holistic support, water therapy is the way to go!
3. CLEANING IS A WORKOUT
The cleaner your home is, the more your body is in motion and burning calories. Summer is coming! You would be amazed at what you can accomplish! People who are motivated to keep their homes clean tend to be more driven to invest in their overall physical fitness. 20 minutes of low-intensity workouts (like cleaning) three times a week can increase your overall energy levels by 20%, and reduce your fatigue by up to 65%. Turn the music up! Sounds like a win-win to me!
4. A CLEAN BEDROOM WILL HELP YOU GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
I read that people who make their beds regularly are 19% more likely to sleep well on a regular basis. A bedroom poll conducted by The National Sleep Foundation also found that 75% of those polled sleep better on clean sheets with a fresh scent. Do your fur babies sleep with you? Don’t forget the comforter needs attention too. When getting a full night’s sleep becomes wishful thinking due to tension and stress build-up, Relax H2O contains frequencies formulated to create a sense of peace and balance in your body to promote a restful beauty sleep.
Here’s a complete checklist that you may find useful on your Spring Cleaning mission. Share with us your tips/tricks to Spring Cleaning and how they have had a positive impact on your health by commenting on this post! Here’s to a happy and healthy Springtime!