Quirky rug: check. Coordinated bedspread: check. Picture frames and lamps: check. There’s one more must-have as your student heads back to school for the fall semester. A portable room air purifier.
School’s out for the summer! And not all of us are just looking forward to fun-in-the-sun and summer living. Most people are dreaming of hazy lazy days, boat trips and hiking. But if you suffer from allergies, you know that this season could mean more blooms, more pollen and more windswept irritants. Knowing the outdoor air quality before you venture out could be hugely beneficial as you make daily summer plans.
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Rest. Real, deep, REM. The kind that has you waking up refreshed and ready to face the day. Sound like a distant memory? If you aren’t getting the right kind of sleep, it can negatively impact your mood and mindset. Poor sleep can lead to all kinds of health issues. Plus, it’s deeply frustrating.
Now more than ever, COVID-19 has motivated families nationwide to be diligent about hygiene, take supplements, get more sleep and do other immune-boosting activities. Being immuno-compromised puts you at greater risk for illnesses like the coronavirus. You can keep your immune system strong by paying attention to what you put in your body and what is around your body. In other words, your environment not only exposes you to germs but can support your ability to fight disease.
This week the World Health Organization labeled COVID-19 a global pandemic. There are many things we don’t know and a few things that medical professionals and officials do know. For people who are uniquely at risk, this virus is of even greater concern.
Sneezing, wheezing, red eyes and more, the discomfort of seasonal allergies can sneak up and wreak havoc on your well-being. Whether you’re used to the yearly onslaught of unwelcome symptoms or are brand-new to the frustrating experience, there are ways to alleviate the pain.
At a time when it seems people don’t agree on much, it’s heartening to find something that brings us together. We love our pets! A whopping 67 percent of American households own a pet. Whether you consider yourself a dog person or a cat person, your furry (or feathered) friend is part of the family.
We often think of our homes as a safe haven, shielding us from the outside world. Most people take the air they breathe at home or at the office for granted. But more often than not – even with the many fumes produced from factories and cars – your indoor air quality is much worse than the air beyond your walls. And the quality of that air can have an enormous impact on your health.