Ways to Stay Healthy During Winter

Prepared or not, winter is finally upon us and with it the exciting yet busy festive season. While juggling between work, shopping and events like family dinners and parties, it’s easy to put health on the backburner. Add to this the chilly weather, the increasing incidents of smog blankets, and the generally poor quality of air in cities around the country, and you’ve got yourself plenty of reasons to fall ill.

However, with the right precautionary measures, you can evade the cold, flu, and several other allergies and illnesses that threaten to dampen your holiday spirit. Here’s how you do it:

  • Stay hydrated

Most of us forget to drink water at regular intervals during the day, this worsens during the winter as we don’t feel thirsty as much. While the summer heat reminds us of how thirsty we are, the sly winter cold doesn’t.

While it’s important to drink a lot of water during this period, it’s crucial that you ensure the water you’re drinking is free of contaminants that include synthetic organic compounds, sewage particles, chemical waste, and several others. You can ensure that the water you drink is free of these harmful pollutants with Dr.Aquaguard.

  • Eat healthy and Exercise

It’s that time of the year when your bowl of veggies is replaced by Christmas cake and candy, and that daily jog is scrapped to accommodate a few extra minutes under the blanket in this cosy climate. This weather has most of us buried under blankets snacking on junk food, which leads to all those extra pounds.

And while it’s ok to indulge a little, make sure you compensate for your lapse in healthy living with the right diet and exercise. Cook with mushrooms and spices such as garlic, ginger and cilantro as they have immune-boosting health benefits. Eat fibre- and omega 3-rich items like apples, oats, fish and nuts.

As for the exercise bit, plan your exercise in advance. Write your weekly exercise routine on Sunday, and try to stick to it. If you’re too lazy to visit the gym, workout at home.

  • Keep home clean and free of dust mites

Dust mites, mould and pet dander are the primary causes of allergies. Your mattress is their refuge and your occupancy is their means of receiving the humidity they need to sustain themselves through this dry weather. Mites require just an hour and a half of moist air to survive and three hours to reproduce.

You can counter this with a weekly, hot water wash of your bedsheets and blankets accompanied by a regular sweep from a Euroclean vacuum.

  • Maintain healthy indoor air

We’re all aware of the recent smog clouds that have been descending over our towns and cities. While we can do little to effect a change in these environmental hazards, we have complete control over the air in our homes.

Most of the time, the windows and doors of your home are going to be shut against the harsh winter winds. However, outdoor germs somehow make their way in and are circulated and re-circulated around the house. This process can be put to an end by simply implementing a few indoor air purifying methods. Getting a proper air purifier, like Dr.Aeroguard, always helps. Air purifiers keep your indoor air fresh and clean. You may also consider getting houseplants, activated charcoal and salt lamps, which are highly effective natural air purifiers.

  • Schedule an early bedtime  

We all know how winter makes the days shorter and nights longer. Our body responds to this too, adjusting its rhythm accordingly. You may use the long evening to ease yourself into a relaxed disposition before going to bed. You can also try purifying the air in your bedroom with an air purifier like Dr.Aeroguard. This will ensure you sleep soundly and feel rested & fresh the next morning.

You’ve been good and stayed healthy all year, why drop the ball now? With these five easy-to-do tips, you can keep your good health all through the chilly winter months while still having a good time.

Why monsoon is a good time for you to deep clean your home!

Rainy season feels welcome, especially after the sweltering heat of May. Unfortunately, due to the increased amount of moisture, insects like mosquitoes, roaches, bedbugs, ants, etc. breed in this season. These insects carry harmful bacteria and viruses, spreading diseases like cold, dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc. The number of dust mites also increases in the rains as humidity favours their growth. People who are sensitive to dust mite droppings suffer from allergic rhinitis, and asthma in extreme cases.
To keep away these harmful insects and germs, it is advisable to deep clean your home at least once a month during the rainy season.

What is deep cleaning?
Deep cleaning involves cleaning every area of your home thoroughly. It is recommended to deep clean your home at least thrice in a year to get rid of germs.

Steps to deep clean your home:
Tackling the problem areas

Cleaning the floors, walls, and ceilings can be problematic for some. When it comes to deep cleaning floor, it is advised to brush and scrub them thoroughly to remove stains. Follow it up by wiping the floors with a reliable disinfectant. Walls and ceilings can be cleaned by using a vacuum cleaner, a simple dust cloth, or a feather duster. Electrical appliances and furniture can be dusted with a dry cloth, and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. Dust patches on the mirrors or windows can be cleaned with a glass cleaner, which must be wiped off with a dry cloth.

Cleaning the floors, walls, and ceilings can be problematic for some. When it comes to deep cleaning floor, it is advised to brush and scrub them thoroughly to remove stains. Follow it up by wiping the floors with a reliable disinfectant. Walls and ceilings can be cleaned by using a vacuum cleaner, a simple dust cloth, or a feather duster. Electrical appliances and furniture can be dusted with a dry cloth, and then wiped clean with a damp cloth. Dust patches on the mirrors or windows can be cleaned with a glass cleaner, which must be wiped off with a dry cloth.

Targeting specific areas

Kitchen –
Kitchen harbours more germs and insects than any other section of your home. You must deep clean your kitchen at least once in two months. Take all the items out of the refrigerator, the kitchen cabinet, drawers, and shelves, then wipe and disinfect them. Next, thoroughly wipe the electrical appliances in your kitchen with a damp cloth. It is also advised to carefully brush and scrub the kitchen sink as well. You can use the Euroclean– WDX2, Dynomite or iClean Vacuum Cleaners to deep clean your kitchen.

Bathrooms –
The damp and enclosed environment of a bathroom makes it an ideal place for germs and other microorganisms to grow. You must thoroughly brush and scrub the floor tiles, wash basin, the bathtub, and other areas of your bathroom. Faucets and pipes must be cleaned with a brush. The cabinets, drawers, shelves in your bathroom need to be wiped clean and then disinfected. Also, don’t forget to clear and clean the drain holes of your bathroom as well. The Euroclean WDX2 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner helps deep clean your bathroom with ease.

Sofas and Carpets –
Your sofas and carpets can be cleaned with the help of a brush or a vacuum cleaner. A fabric soda can be used to thoroughly clean them as well. Euroclean iClean, Dynomite, and Healthpro are perfect for thoroughly cleaning your carpets and sofas.

Euroclean Vacuum cleaners can help keep you and your family safe by deep cleaning and removing dust mites from your home.
While such a comprehensive cleaning routine sounds tedious and time-consuming, it can protect you and your family from harmful insects, germs and illnesses. Alternately, you ca use Euroclean Vacuum cleaners to deep clean your home with ease.