How Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Health

Spring cleaning does wonders for your mental health, but it can also improve your physical health!  Here’s how:

How Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Health1. A good dusting and vacuuming of those hard-to-reach places means you’ll likely be removing a decent amount of dust and allergens that may have built up over the winter months.  The result: cleaner, fresher air, which means you’ll be breathing easier!

2. If you’re doing the spring cleaning yourself, all of that walking around the house will add up. And, did you know that 30 minutes of vacuuming can burn up to 111 calories?!  A clean house and a workout – It’s a win-win!

3. Studies have shown that those who go to sleep in a made bed are 19 percent more likely to sleep well.  Additionally, 75% of people sleep better when their sheets are clean and smell fresh. For more information on the importance of sleep and how to get more of it, check out this Health Xplained podcast episode.  

How Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Health

4. Spring cleaning is often a time of reset, not just within our homes but in other aspects of our lives. A study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that those who live in clean and orderly spaces are more likely to choose healthier snack options.  So, if you haven’t been motivated to eat well lately, try doing some cleaning. 😉

5. We often overlook cleaning out appliances like toasters or even washing machines as frequently as we should.  However, Spring cleaning is a great time to do so, as a build-up of food or exposure to moisture for extended periods may result in mold or bacteria growth, which could lead to illness. 

6. Be honest: How many times have you stepped on a Lego lately?  Get your kiddos involved in Spring cleaning and have them pick up their toys *cough* tripping hazards *cough*. 

7. Don’t forget to add the medicine cabinet to your to-do list.  Throwing out expired medications and restocking essentials is a must.

Happy Spring Cleaning, everyone!

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About Alexis Breeze

Alexis Breeze graduated with a degree in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Houston.  However, after working in the food industry, she realized her skillset was better suited to the world of business and marketing. 

Alexis joined the Next Level Urgent Care administrative team in 2018.  She divides her time between two important functions, internal marketing {employee relations} and external marketing {customer relations}. As Director of Employee Relations, her work to develop a strong culture of appreciation and cooperation resulted in Next Level being named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” by Houston Business Journal in 2019.  Her innovative ideas for creating work team cohesion have resulted in dramatic increases in staff retention rates. The balance of her time is spent working with marketing staff to create compelling, customer-focused blog content and digital marketing pieces. In this role, she has honed her skills in social media advertising as well as web design.  

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