When the subject of healthy life style arise, we all know that we should exercise at least 30 minutes a day five days a week, drink enough water, eat healthy, don’t smoke, practice mindful meditation. etc…
We also have some knowledge poor air quality has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including SIDS, lung cancer, and COPD. Air pollution is also linked to low birth weight.
But, do you know that clean environment has direct impact not only on your physical health but on your mental health?
A study led by associate professor Nicole R. Keith, Ph.D., research scientist and professor at Indiana University, found that people with clean houses are healthier than people with messy houses.
Cluttered, dirty, or damaged settings increase stress, which can impact your emotional perspective and your physical health.
According to a study in Personality and Psychology Social Bulletin, women who described their homes as “cluttered” or full of “unfinished projects” were more depressed, fatigued, and had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol than women who felt their homes were “restful” and “restorative”.
Unorganized and messy households and work place can increase the level of their tiredness and it certainly would not be good for their mental health.
Clean environment improves productivity, health, image, and moral.
Let’s start again with a fresh house and a fresh work place. Get rid of clutter, organize and clean your surroundings. Have a cup of tea, read a book and relax.
Because standards matter.