Doctors talk about the incredible health benefits of cleaning

Anna CherkasovaSociety
Cleaning can clear not only the space, but also the mind

Perhaps every person in the world wants to live in a clean and comfortable environment. At the same time, not everyone likes to clean and maintain order around them. General cleaning often requires a lot of preparation and time. Some people may be comforted by the fact that by tidying up around you, you are not only cleaning the space, but also taking care of your own health.

If you learn to perceive the cleaning process as a renewal of the external and internal world, it will no longer seem boring and annoying. The Healthline publication explains how cleaning can be useful for more than just general hygiene.

Strengthening the immune system

Cleaning is not just about tidying up, for some people it is almost a necessity of life. Because not only on the street, but also at home, we often encounter triggers for allergic reactions. For example, mould, dust, dander, or pet hair may not be very noticeable, but they can have a negative impact on your health.

By cleaning the room from contamination, you can strengthen your immune system and avoid respiratory problems. However, to achieve this goal, Wendy Basilian, MD, recommends a thorough cleaning of the home: dusting light bulbs, furniture, baseboards and window sills, collecting cobwebs, vacuuming carpets and mopping the floor, washing curtains and bed linen.

Reduce stress and depression

Recent years have forced many people to stay in isolation for long periods of time due to the risk of contracting the coronavirus infection. The disrupted rhythm of life and constant staying at home could worsen the emotional state and lead to depression. At the same time, staying in a clean and humid room helps with normal performance and good sleep, which has a positive impact on mental health.

In addition, the process of cleaning, organising things or throwing away unnecessary things can refresh not only the space but also the mind. To improve your emotional well-being, don't hoard clothing or other items, organise your documents and kitchen utensils, and get rid of things you don't use to make room for what you enjoy.

Developing healthy habits

Spring cleaning can motivate you to make lifestyle changes. For example, tidying up can inspire you to try to eat right or exercise regularly. Some studies have shown a link between keeping your home clean and making healthier food choices.

To develop good habits, buy new sportswear, prepare and eat meals in a clean kitchen and with good crockery, or keep healthy food within easy reach.

Disease prevention

It's no secret that viruses and bacteria can settle on surfaces and remain viable. That's why thorough cleaning can help reduce the risk of illness. In addition, clean surfaces prevent foodborne illnesses.

To ensure safety, clean surfaces that you touch frequently, including your keyboard and phone. Change towels and bedding more often, and keep common areas clean.

Reduce the risk of injury

Surprisingly enough, good cleaning can help protect you from falling or being hit. Organise your environment in such a way that there are no obstacles in your path or in places of active movement in the form of bags, extra shoes or sports equipment.

To avoid accidents, carefully hide electrical cables, secure carpets, and install comfortable handrails on stairs.

As you can see, cleaning is not only a duty to keep the environment clean, but also a way to improve your health and make your stay at home comfortable and safe for yourself and your loved ones.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the mistakes made during cleaning. The cleaning specialist noted that the dirtiest places at home are light switches, drains, and dishwasher filters.

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