A study found a correlation between a clean home and physical fitness. Researchers found participants with cleaner homes exercised more. At the end of the day, the interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity.
The question remains: do fit people have more energy to clean their homes, or are they simply disciplined in terms of their fitness and house cleanliness? Regardless, keeping a clean home has its benefits a potentially fit body being just one.
Other reasons to keep a clean home include:
Lowering stress and fatigue
When you live in a messy home, you are subconsciously reminded of work that needs to be finished and visually, your eyes do not have a place to rest, Ill. Too much clutter can cause tremendous stress and fatigue. When things take longer to find, or can’t be found, stress levels rise, and so does your risk for illness.
Reducing allergy and asthma symptoms
Not staying tidy in areas with carpeting, upholstery or bedding, or in areas that are naturally damp, such as basements and garages, can worsen allergies and asthma.
Dust mites, pet dander and mold lurk in physical possessions, which can trigger allergic reactions, decrease air quality and increase potential asthma problems.
The more stuff you have in your home, the harder it is to clean, Messy areas increase the potential for dust, pet dander and mold to accumulate in closets, on surfaces and in crevices.
So, grab the vacuum and work up a little sweat cleaning your home – it’s good for your health!
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