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Tips That Make Your Home a Healthier Place

By Genevieve Cunningham

There's nothing like walking into a clean home. The smell. The feel. It's cozy and comfy and bright. But as it turns out, a clean home has a much bigger impact than just the appearance. It actually affects our health -- and in a big way! And since so much of who we are starts at home, it's so important to make your home a healthy, safe place. But how can we do that? If you would like to start making progress toward better health, take a look at these three steps you can take at home to impact your health and life in big ways.

Clean Often

A clean home is less likely to harbor dangerous germs and bacteria. And once you give your home a thorough cleaning, it's not hard to manage either. Keep things picked up off of the floor. Wipe down surfaces. Spray antibacterial spray onto door knobs and counters and handles of all sorts. Keeping your home clean can improve your physical well-being, and because it's neat and orderly, it may help your mental health as well. 

Buy Greens

Plants produce oxygen in our homes. But even beyond our physical health, having plants inside your home can improve your mental health. It surrounds us with life. Plants become companions of sorts, and we end up talking to them and nurturing them. Start with one plant -- something hardy -- and soak in the goodness that it brings into your life. When you're ready, add more. Bringing life into your home makes you feel good, and plants are such an easy way to do it. 

Filter the Air

It's inevitable that the air is going to have some pollution and impurities in it. Luckily, cleaning the air is as simple as using an air purifier. This helps clean the air that you breathe, and it can help keep illness, molds, and toxins out of the air and your body. If you have sinus problems, it can also be helpful to get a humidifier. This helps keep the air moist, which isn't as hard on your sinus cavities. If you want to be healthy, keep the air clean with this simple tip.

Home is where the heart is. And apparently, it's where the health is too! Use these tips to make your home a healthy sanctuary, and you may see your overall health and life improve in ways you've never seen before. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Carlsbad, Calif.

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