As the enchanting fall and winter seasons draw near, it's time to prepare for cooler days and the allure of indoor comfort. Ensuring your family's well-being and the serenity of your living space take center stage. We've crafted a list of simple yet impactful tips that cater to your family's needs and prioritize eco-friendly, safe, and effective cleaning methods. Let's embark on this journey together!
1. Prioritize Hand Hygiene: Our hands are carriers of both good and not-so-good things. To keep germs at bay, remember these steps:
Wash your hands: Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being out, using the bathroom, or touching things many people use.
Sanitize on the go: When soap and water aren't around, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol or a sanitizer with benzalkonium chloride, a gentle yet effective germ-fighting ingredient.
Hands off your face: Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands to stop those germs from getting in.
2. Freshen Up Your Living Space: A clean and cozy home is a happy home. Here's how to keep it that way:
Clean and Disinfect: Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, remote controls, and countertops. Look for cleaning products with hydrogen peroxide, a natural powerhouse that kills germs without harsh chemicals.
Hydrogen peroxide's magic: Choose a cleaner with 3% to 7% hydrogen peroxide. It's tough on germs but kind to the environment and your family's health.
How to use: Follow the instructions on the cleaner's label, wear gloves, and give surfaces a good wipe-down.
3. Boost Your Immune System: Prepping your immune system is like giving it superhero training. Your primary health professional can be your guide:
Healthy Habits: Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and good fats. Exercise, sleep, and stress relief are also your immune system's best friends.
Consult Your Health Professional: Talk to your primary health professional for personalized tips and advice on staying healthy and strong.