Health is something that most of us tend to take for granted; that is until we’re unlucky enough to fall ill. Falling ill, whether it be from catching a cold or something more serious, causes us to stop in our tracks. We may be forced to take time off of work, or have to cancel appointments, and daily jobs around the house have to be left undone. The fact is that illness can cause a lot of disruption. Unfortunately, whether we fall ill or not is largely out of our control. However, there are some steps we can take to help at least reduce the risk and try and prevent it from happening in the first place. Luckily for you we’re going to show you just how easy implementing these simple changes can be.
Respiratory problems are very common in the UK. In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 5.4 million people suffer from asthma in the UK alone. When you consider what a relatively small island the UK is, these figures are very high indeed. However, there are measures we can take to protect ourselves when we’re at home.
One very easy and highly effective way of doing this is to invest in the best air purifier that money can buy. When people think of air pollution, they immediately think of smoking. But there are other air pollutants to consider, such as mould and bacteria particles that also cause asthma-like symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. Whilst an air purifier won’t remove all pollutants entirely, it will make a significant difference to the quality of the air you breathe, at least when you’re at home.
Check Windows and Doors
If your windows and doors are badly in need of updating or repairing this can cause health problems in itself. If your windows and doors aren’t doing their job properly, you may find that damp patches and mould begins to appear in the colder corners of your home. This can cause a number of issues. People who live in damp houses are far more likely to catch bugs and viruses, and it can also cause respiratory problems. To help prevent this, make sure the seal around your windows and doors is in a good condition, and check to see if there are any draughts or damp spots.
As well as ensuring that your house is well maintained, regular cleaning is also essential. Now, we’re not saying that you should spend hours every day cleaning your homes to a clinical standard. What we are saying is that it’s essential to keep on top of things. Polish and vacuum at least four times a week to help keep your house clean as well as tidy. Because the fact of the matter is that a clean house is far more likely to be a healthy house.
You’ll find that taking these simple steps will help to reduce the risk of you and your family catching many common bugs and viruses. Because after all, if it’s not your job to protect your family in any way you can, then whose is it?