Giving your home a good clean will benefit your health, seriously! Yes, there are many health benefits to be found in a clean home, and just a few of them can be found below.
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Cleaning your home kills pathogens
Pathogens, for those of you that have forgotten all of that high school science revision you once did, are microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mould, fungi and microbes. And, these pathogens, as you are probably more than aware no matter how long ago your science education was, have the potential to inflict serious bouts of bad health upon you if you come into contact with them. But, you can stop yourself from coming into contact with them in the place that you live by giving your home a serious clean — and this means more than cleaning the areas that you perceive to be pathogen hotspots, such as your toilet or your kitchen countertops. Yes, you have to do more than just disinfect your “bog” and the places that you prepare your food if you want to rid your home of all its pathogens. If you truly want to reap from heath benefits within your home, you or a professional cleaner are going to have to give it ALL a deep clean. This, for instance, means attacking the 200,000 pieces of bacteria found in every square inch of your home’s carpets by getting down and scrubbing them thoroughly yourself or allowing a professional carpet cleaner passage into your home in order to do the job for you. By doing so you would be able to walk anywhere in your home and be able to be sure that you are completely safe from pathogens as you do so.
Doing the cleaning yourself burns calories
It’s not just the end result of cleaning your home that will provide you with health benefits. No, the actual practice and exercise of doing so, and this means deep and fervent cleaning on your own part, will help you to burn a lot of calories. Yes, cleaning your home might not appear to be much of a workout at first thought, but it is — you can stand to burn up to 200 calories an hour by doing it, in fact. So, get mowing the lawn, get sweeping and mopping, get washing and drying the dishes, get scrubbing and ultimately get calorie burning as you do all of these chores!
Stress levels stand to be lowered by a clean home
If you're the type of person that feels stressed daily but thus far have struggled to figure out just why, then you could find the answer in your surroundings. Specifically, you could find the answer in the dirtiness of your surroundings and any clutter that you live with. Yes, a dirty and cluttered home has the potential to boost stress levels up tenfold, so get cleaning yours to stop you having to face such a plight because cleaning makes you feel good!
If you want to start 2018 with a clean slate, then get cleaning your home and get cleaning your bill of health as you do so!
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