7 Ways to Keep You and Your Home Healthy
When we think about our health, the natural inclination is to emphasise on good nutrition and exercise. More often than not, we spend less time focusing on how our environment can affect our wellbeing.
Here are 7 tips on how to make you and your home a healthier one.
1. Improve Quality Of Your Drinking Water
Yes, Singapore's tap water is safe for drinking. However, trace amounts of chemicals like chlorine can be found in our water. While it is not a bad thing as it is used to treat water, long term consumption of unboiled water can have bad effects for the skin.
Having a water purifier like the V-Series, helps to further improve the overall water quality for your family, removing sediment particles, harmful organic chemicals and water contaminants such as waterborne micro-organisms and bacteria in the process.
Drinking purified water also helps you detox and flush out all the unwanted toxins from your body. Not only is it a safe and organic way to cleanse your system, it aids in preventing dehydration and makes your skin look younger and healthier.
2. Pay Attention to What You Breathe In
Indoor pollution is a serious issue that can affect your health and your home’s general atmosphere. Proper air conditioning units are a key component for creating an airy atmosphere in homes.
You can also get houseplants that will help you remove airborne toxins. One way to improve indoor air quality is to get air purifiers to protect you from any potential air pollutants.
When air purifiers are used consistently, you will notice that allergy and asthma symptoms will be greatly reduced. You should also be able to sleep better and be less prone to catching illnesses.
3. Filter Away Impurities From Your Sink Tap
As mentioned in the 1st point, water from the tap is clean and safe to drink. However, there are often impurities among the internal water pipes that the water goes through.
Even when the pipes remain intact, they can leach rust and dirt into the water supply especially when they are corroding. In small amounts, those impurities are harmless - but it's a sign of bigger problems to come.
You can consider getting a sink tap filter like the Tri Pure. It will remove up to 99.9% of all impurities like rust, dirt and heavy metals, ensuring the cleanest water quality for you and your family.
4. Disinfect Your Furniture
In hot humid Singapore, it’s a given to perspire. Much of the sweat is on our clothes and inevitably transferred onto the furniture that we use.
The moisture from our sweat makes for an excellent breeding ground for fungus, mould and bacteria deep within our sofas and mattresses. If not taken care of, these can cause serious health problems.
Vacuuming and wiping regularly will help with ridding the surface dust and debris but will not be able to sanitize the area completely. Sterilize your furniture and all surfaces with a water electrolyser, combining salt and water to create a homemade chemical-free cleaning agent.
It can be used on all surfaces and and it removes up to 99% of germs and bacteria. This easy-to-use device can be reused repeatedly as long as you have refined salt (which you can find in any supermarkets everywhere) and an electrical point.
5. Declutter Often
Some things pile up quickly, and if you don’t form a habit of decluttering, some parts of your home will look messy all the time. Your mail can pile up quickly.
Your storeroom is another place that gets messy when you don’t pay attention to it. It is essential that you declutter and sort through the pile.
The best way to declutter your home is to deal with one room at a time. You should throw away anything that you haven’t used in more than a year, put away some items and clothing that you want to donate and set aside those things that you can sell.
6. Keep Your Food In Glass Jars
Glass, unlike plastic, does not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA, phthalates, PVC or polycarbonate. After time, these chemicals can be released into your food when stored in plastic.
Glass storage jars protect food without fear of leaching harmful chemicals and it is a non-porous natural material. They are also free from any leakage, safe to use over and over again.
7. Put Away Your Phones Before You Sleep
What may seem like a harmless habit to you – jumping into bed and opening up your phone – can actually have a big impact on your overall health. Checking your phone stimulates the brain so we are more active and awake. Even just a quick check can engage your brain and prolong sleep.
Also, the blue light from screens suppresses melatonin, which is the hormone that controls your sleep-wake cycle and regulates your sleep. So when your body runs low on it, you can experience insomnia, tiredness during the day and irritability.
If you’re a night time technology user, it’s important to set some ground rules for usage closer to bedtime. It is recommended to cut off screen time 30mins - 1 hour before bed, you will definitely feel more energized and fresher in the morning!