Did you know that cleaning your floors with conventional floor cleaners can compromise your health? A study carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that indoor levels of pollutants, including styrene, chloroform, and formaldehyde, range between 2 to 50 times higher indoors than outdoors, due in part to the use of conventional household cleaning products. Consider this – when you clean your floor using these cleaning products, you’re basically just spreading potentially toxic chemicals all over the largest surface area of your household. A surprising number of floor cleaning ingredients include toxins that can cause allergic reactions, respiratory infections, coughing, dizziness and even a loss of concentration. The fact is that these cleaning products aren’t even necessary. With the right floor cleaning tools, you can efficiently clean your floors without using harsh chemicals, wet (just use water with a few drops of dish soap) or dry.

Can Housework Really Keep Seniors Emotionally and Physically Fit?

According to a 2015 study carried out at Case Western Reserve University school of nursing, older adults who keep their homes clean and tidy have a tendency to feel better both emotionally and physically than those that lived a sedentary lifestyle. Why? Because doing housework kept them up, moving and happy.

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Enjoying the Holidays – Stress Free

This holiday season, don’t miss out on all the fun by trying to be an over achiever. You know what I mean – spending all your time in the kitchen while everybody else enjoys the party you worked so hard to pull together. Having every family member, even the difficult ones, over on the same day in an effort to please everyone. Trying to mirror Martha Stewart by worrying about every last detail as you decorate your home. Instead, use our stress-free holiday tips and enjoy the season.
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Fall Superfoods That Need to Be On Your Shopping List

Autumn has arrived, showcasing Mother Nature’s many talents, including the beautiful fall colors, a refreshing, a brisk feel to the air and a bounty of fall superfoods. The crisp fruits and root vegetables listed below make the perfect additions to comforting, winter meals. All of these seasonal favorites are loaded with nutrients that can help keep you and your family healthy and address issues like the inflammation and pain that common with rheumatoid arthritis.
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What Cleaners to Avoid if You Have Pets

While keeping your home clean may be at the top of your priority list, what you may not realize is how toxic household cleaners can be for pets, both cats and dogs. Some cleaning products aren’t as dangerous as others, but most can still result in symptoms that include diarrhea and vomiting. If that isn’t bad enough, there are some cleaning products that can cause devastating health issues to pets, like cleaners that include ammonia and bleach.
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Why We Should Avoid Cooking with Non-Stick Cookware

Do you remember when non-stick cookware first came out? Most of us were thrilled and even thought of it as helping improve our health by reducing the need for cooking oil. That and Teflon pots and pans are easy to clean which is a time saver all of us can appreciate. Unfortunately, there are some legitimate health concerns associated with what used to be most household’s favorite cookware.
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