Surprising Ways Your Home Is Impacting Your Health

To safeguard your health, you’ll look at the most obvious parts of your lifestyle. Everyone tries to eat healthily and exercise more often when they are worried about their well-being. And, it’s easy to see why – they have a massive impact on health. The one area of your life where you won’t look is your home. As your castle, it’s the place that is safe and would never harm you in any way. Sadly, this isn’t true all of the time as some things in the house are potentially damaging. If you don’t eliminate them asap, it will affect you in the long-term.

With that in mind, here are a few things you may not have considered.

Dry Skin

Cold weather means one thing: dry skin. With zero moisture in the air, the body’s biggest organ doesn’t have the fluid it needs to stay moist. As a result, cracks appear and it starts to look flaky and horrible. Your home is bad because there aren’t any natural remedies, which is why a smart humidifier is essential. By emitting an invisible mist into the air, you won’t have to worry about a lack of humidity. As well as shinier skin, this can help other ailments such as a bloody nose and sore throat.

Stressed Out

A house should be a place to relax, yet it may not be if it’s cluttered and hard to navigate. With no space to maneuver, the cortisol levels will build and you’ll find yourself getting angry at the smallest of things. Regarding your mental and physical health, this isn’t good as it leads to high blood pressure as well as a negative mindset. Also, the colors on the walls play a part too as each one encourages a different mood. Reds and oranges, for example, are synonymous with anger (seeing red) and boost your stress levels.

Light Bulbs

A light bulb is nothing but a way to illuminate a room. Yes, it’s wildly inefficient but it doesn’t impact a person’s mood. If that’s what you think, it’s time to reconsider. The reality is that a fluorescent bulb is bad for your wellbeing as it encourages a range of ailments. The main ones are eye-related due to the intensity of the light so you may suffer from unnecessary headaches and migraines. Sleep problems are also common and studies even suggest a link between them and cancer. Incandescent light fixtures are a much better option if any of the above applies to you.

Faucet Water

Hard and soft water both carry health risks. Anyone who drinks water straight from the faucet can suffer from a higher risk of heart and liver diseases as well as eczema. Dermatitis is another ailment to watch out for too. Because it’s hard to tell whether it’s hard, soft or in the middle, it’s better to eliminate the middleman. Using a filter to remove the harmful bacteria or buying bottled H2O are the ways forward.

Homes aren’t always health-conscious. To make sure your is, it’s crucial to take care of the above.

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