Maid Guardians: The Health Benefits of a Clean Home

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As reported by Advocate Health in their article “Health Benefits of a Clean Home,” a study conducted at Indiana University found a significant correlation between a clean home and physical fitness. Researchers discovered that participants with cleaner homes exercised more frequently.

“At the end of the day, the interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity,” stated activity expert NiCole Keith. This finding raises the question: do fit people have more energy to clean their homes, or are they simply disciplined in both fitness and house cleanliness? Regardless, maintaining a clean home has numerous benefits, including a potentially fitter body.

Other compelling 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,” says Dr. Rian Rowles, a psychiatrist affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Excessive clutter can cause significant stress and fatigue. When items are hard to find or go missing, stress levels rise, increasing the risk of illness.

Reducing Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Failure to maintain cleanliness in areas with carpeting, upholstery, bedding, or damp environments like basements and garages can exacerbate allergies and asthma. Dust mites, pet dander, and mold lurking in these spaces can trigger allergic reactions, decrease air quality, and worsen asthma problems, notes Dr. Uma Gavani, an allergy and asthma specialist at Christ Medical Center. “The more stuff you have in your home, the harder it is to clean,” Dr. Gavani adds. “Messy areas increase the potential for dust, pet dander, and mold to accumulate in closets, on surfaces, and in crevices.”

Improving Safety

“Falls and fires are two leading causes of injuries and deaths inside the home,” says Gary Bettenhausen, Bureau Chief of EMS from the Oak Lawn Fire Department. Tripping over objects and slipping on slick surfaces can cause head injuries and broken or sprained limbs, often resulting in trips to the emergency room. Additionally, anything that blocks doorways and hallways can be a fire hazard. “Clutter can easily hasten the spread of fire and hinder your ability to escape or be rescued,” Bettenhausen warns.

Maid Guardians recognizes the vital role a clean home plays in overall well-being. Our professional cleaning services not only create a visually appealing environment but also promote physical health and safety, making your home a haven of wellness.

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