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3 Reasons You Should Keep Your House Clean

By Virginia Laird

There are times when cleaning the house can seem to get in the way and be a burden. However, it is necessary for the health of your family to keep a clean and tidy home. Health and wellness experts suggest this is even more important during cold and flu season. A few reasons you should keep your home clean include:

  • Cleaning your house can provide exercise
  • Keeping your house clean can keep your family healthy
  • A clean house can support a healthy mental state

Cleaning Your House Can Provide Exercise

If you are like me, there are multiple days where you feel there is simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish all you would like or need to do. While I like to get an exercise class daily, I also like to keep my house clean. There are days I have to resort to cleaning my house as my exercise. While it may be my excuse, research suggests that a thorough cleaning can in fact be a great cardio workout. Keeping your house clean on a regular basis can help you burn calories.

Keeping Your House Clean Can Keep Your Family Healthy

Are you aware of the adage about keeping your house clean and your family healthy? Everyone may have been taught to wash hands after using the restroom, but consider all the other things (germs, bacteria, chemicals) you may have come in contact with each day. This is all brought into your home without any warning. Cleaning your home and surfaces in your home daily can help evict these invaders from your homes routinely, helping to keep your family healthy and happy.

A Clean House Can Support a Healthy Mental State

Research suggests that a cluttered home can cause the brain to be cluttered as well. This supports the idea that a clean home can help support good mental health. Health and wellness experts suggest that a clean home can play a vital role in maintaining mental health. If you are one who struggles to keep the home clean and tidy, there are several sites online which can help you get started, CleanMama, and MollyMaid.

With these tips in hand you can see how vital it is to keep your home clean and the germs away. Good luck and may you find joy in keeping your home and your family healthy.

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

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