Being stuck indoors due to winter weather and COVID isn’t fun for anyone—and can take a toll on our mental and physical health. And we get it; we’re all busy with our jobs and families so it’s easy to forget to exercise or eat healthy.
To keep yourself and your family healthy all year long, remember these four tips:
Get Enough Water
This seems like such a basic answer to staying healthy, but you’d be surprised how many of us forget to drink water throughout the day! Water isn’t called the source of life for nothing as it helps keep our bodies healthy through:
- Carrying oxygen and nutrients to our cells
- Aiding digestion
- Preventing constipation
- Maintaining a healthy balance of body fluids
- Energizing muscles
- Keeping skin healthy
- Keeping joints “lubricated”
Keep Your Home Clean—Including Your Window Treatments!
Keeping your home clean is an easy way to keep everyone in your home healthy and reduce allergy and other respiratory symptoms. This means keeping floors and carpets swept and vacuumed, surfaces dusted, and commonly touched areas like doorknobs and toilet handle sanitized.
When cleaning your home, don’t forget to clean your window treatments! Over time, dust can gather on the material. To keep that dust under control and protect the longevity of your window treatments, it’s a good idea to regularly clean them. Often, a light dusting with a clean, soft cloth will do the trick. You can also use a hairdryer on a cool setting or a canister of air to blow dust out between your pleats. Please do not use a vacuum cleaner as you will suck the window treatment into the vacuum
Knowing what type of treatment you have will determine the best way to clean them.
If your treatments need a more thorough cleaning, take them to a professional cleaning shop like Victor Shade.*
Practice Good Hygiene
Washing your hands after using the restroom, getting them dirty, and blowing your nose (to name a few) is essential in not only you and your family’s health, but the health of others. Handwashing is the most effective way to minimize the spread of germs and prevent illness, so teach your kids proper handwashing techniques.
Remind everyone that when coughing or sneezing, to do so onto a disposable tissue
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep gives us a lot of health benefits such as lowering our risk of illness, reducing stress, and improving our mood. Adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night, but most of us find ourselves finding it hard to get those zzzs.
Be sure to establish a realistic bedtime and stick to it. If you and your family find it hard to fall asleep, too much light in the bedroom from outside may be to blame. Dark rooms at night promote a healthy circadian rhythm, which tells our bodies when it’s time to go to sleep and wake up. Room darkening shades at Victor Shade give you control over the amount of light coming into the bedroom at night without sacrificing style.
Whether you are having trouble sleeping or you simply want the ability to regulate sunlight in your bedroom and other areas of your home, you are sure to find a beautiful room darkening shade that fits your style and needs at Victor Shade.
*Please be aware that Victor Shade is not currently accepting window treatments for cleaning. For more information on window treatment services, please give us a call at 314.428.7979.