Ahhh Fresh Air: It matters for your health.
Ok...yes...I still have dishes in the sink. It's OK, no one is perfect. But I do have my window open!! YAY - open windows make me happy!!! They also help make me healthy!!
The home is potentially the most dangerous place you go because of the high levels of indoor pollution, which are toxic gases and particles trapped in your home. They can lead to things like asthma, emphysema, eye irritation, nose irritation, throat irritation, headaches, nausea and more.
Some things you can do to help reduce the poor Indoor Air Quality in your home are switch to non-toxic cleaners like Shaklee Get Clean, keep a clean home- I know it sounds silly, but it helps...even if you don't put your dishes away until the next morning. Use appliances properly, ditch the air freshener- really!! read all the little fine print - this stuff is dangerous! Ditch those scented candles too unless you know the wick and scent are safe, use proper ventilation and choose safer carpet and furnishings which can give off harmful VOCs and one thing that can help, in addition to these, is to open your windows.
Did you know?? The Environmental Protection Agency lists your home and office as one of the top 5 environmental health concerns??? With possible negative impacts lasting years!!
Did you know?? Consistent cleaning of your home can greatly reduce bacteria and viruses in your home without using bleach and germicides!
Did you know?? A person who spends just 15 minutes cleaning the shower with conventional cleaners could inhale 3 times the acute exposure limit!!
Opening your windows just 10-15 minutes a day can greatly reduce your poor indoor air quality (IAQ), no matter what season-even when it's cold outside.
It's just a few minutes, even 5 minutes helps, and won't impact your heating or cooling bill, just your health. Why?
Reduces CO2 emissions in the home
Helps clear the air of chemical pollutants such as harmful VOCs, radon, mold spores and dust
Helps with odors
Can reduce humidity levels and mold issues
Surprisingly, can actually make your home more efficient
Removes stagnant air
The cross draft helps ventilate your home
Can help clear the air of bacteria and viruses
So throw open that sash - you know, the window, and let that air in and out!! Grandma was right!
Breathe and enjoy!
Lisa received her Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possesses the knowledge, tools, and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.
The information in this blog is educational and not meant to diagnose, treat, or mitigate symptoms.
Van and Lisa are also Independent Shaklee Distributors helping people live younger longer.