Nutrition, physical activity, relationships and lifestyle behaviours are considered some of the major building blocks of a healthy lifestyle. But have you considered the impact of your physical environment on your overall health?
In recent years there has been a movement towards building healthier homes and workplaces by determining what environmental factors could be negatively impacting human health and developing effective ways to mitigate these risks.
Research has shown that poor indoor air quality, high humidity, dampness, dust and various household cleaning agents are contributing to a range of chronic health conditions including asthma, various respiratory diseases, low immune function, cardiovascular disease, and may potentially damage a range of physiological and biological processes.
Building a healthy living and work environment doesn’t have to be difficult if simple, yet effective measures are put in place. 💦 Minimise exposure to harmful chemicals by swapping to natural cleaning products that include plant-derived ingredients. 🌱Take advantage of the power of indoor plants to filter pollutants and improve air quality. 🛏 Air out your bedding in direct sunlight during the summer to sterilise and kill dust mites while reducing any possible moisture.