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Health At Home: What Issues Could Be Harming You?

July 6, 2023

Nothing in this life is more important than your health. Given that you spend more time inside the home than in any other setting, it makes sense to pay added attention to the impact it has on your health.

Family of three smiling at camera with a simple picture of a house around them

In truth, your home could positively or negatively impact your health.

Here are some of the most common issues that could negatively influence your wellness. 

Poor Air Quality

Respiratory health issues can often be linked to air pollution inside the home. While children and senior citizens are often at the greatest risk, poor air quality can impact anyone.

An air conditioner inspection can ensure that you are not circulating dirty air. It’ll also mean that the unit performs more efficiently for increased comfort.

It is equally important to consider the impact of dust and mould spores.

With this in mind, implementing a strong cleaning routine should be an ongoing priority.

Otherwise, you will continue to breathe in bad air and put your health at risk.

Image of a neat well ventilated living room illuminated by natural sun, absence of these can cause health issues at home

Inadequate Sleep

Poor sleeping habits will negatively impact virtually every aspect of your health and wellness.

Knowing how sleep disturbance harms fibroids, for example, will highlight the reasons why you must aim for improved sleep.

Once you do find the right tactics to enjoy your sleep, it will alter one-third of your life in one fell swoop.

The most common ideas include resting before bed, avoiding screens for an hour, and investing in better bedding.

You may also find that writing to-do lists or journaling helps clear the mind. In turn, this can translate to improved sleep patterns.

Low Temperatures

Keeping homes cool in the warm months is vital for your comfort. However, cold homes have been scientifically shown to cause health issues.

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cardiovascular effects have all been linked. Moreover, mental health issues are often attributed to living in low temperatures.

It is a particularly noteworthy problem in today’s climate of high energy costs. Therefore, investing in the right insulation features is vital for protecting your health and wealth.

Smart thermostats are another very useful addition and can reduce health issues at home.

Poor nutrition can cause health issues at home - image of two ladies preparing a meal with fresh food in a well lit kitchen

No Light

Humans need exposure to natural light.

Vitamin D is vital for our wellness, while fresh air and a connection to nature will help too. If your home is particularly dark, you can add a skylight or dress the windows to promote increased wellness.

Alternatively, sliding doors out to the conservatory can work wonders.

Utilizing the backyard spaces in a more meaningful way can work wonders for your mental wellness too.

Creating a deck or patio to enjoy family meals while planting a few vibrant flowers will serve you very well. 

Poor Nutrition

Nutrition plays an essential role in your life. Winning habits can be formed at home to significantly improve your approach to eating.

Firstly, a filter tap can encourage you to stay hydrated and avoid wasting calories in sodas. Growing fruit and veg can be another immensely effective strategy.

When healthy foods are readily available, you’ll be more likely to choose them.

It can also save you a lot of money compared to takeout foods. When combined with the other issues above, your life will be greatly improved.

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Editing by AskAwayHealth Team


All AskAwayHealth articles are written by practising Medical Practitioners on various healthcare conditions to promote quality healthcare. 

The advice in our material is not meant to replace a qualified healthcare practitioner’s management of your specific condition.
Don’t hesitate to contact a health practitioner to discuss your condition or reach us directly 

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