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A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP (PART TWO)

good night sleep

Good sleep is important for your health, physically and mentally. To be the best you at all times, you must allow your body rest and refresh itself through sleep. In our last edition, we discussed the benefits of a good night's sleep for your physical and mental wellbeing. An additional benefit of getting enough sleep is that you guarantee safety for yourself and others, and perform optimally when you're alert.

A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP (B)

good night sleep

Improved Physical Health

A good dose of sleep gives your body the opportunity to repair or replace cells and tissues. Prolonged sleep deprivation escalates the risk of arthritis, heart and kidney diseases, hypertension, diabetes and stroke. The amount of sleep you get each night will determine the state of your body's immune system.

A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP (A)

good night sleep

One of the ways to improve your health is making sure your body gets enough rest. Good sleep goes a long way to help in this wise. It's recommended that you sleep for a certain number of hours every day. You're not supposed to go on for several days without sleep. Over time, chronic insomnia could drastically affect your health. Many get sick because they ignore simple routines like proper rest and physical exercise.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FEET HEALTHY

How to keep your feet healthy

Our feet take us everywhere we need to go and taking good care of them helps us to stay mobile and physically fit. The perfect shoes will go a long way in preventing swollen or itchy feet, and will also help you avoid pain in the ankles and back. Your comfort and overall wellbeing could very well be made or marred by your choice of shoes.

7 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOME HEALTHY

Home healthy

 

  1. Keep it Dry Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, rain water from entering the home due to poor drainage, and check your interior plumbing for any leakage.
  2. Keep it Clean Control the source of dust and contaminants, creating smooth and cleanable surfaces, reducing clutter, and using effective wet-cleaning methods.
  3. Keep it Safe Store poisons out of the reach of children and properly label. Secure loose rugs and keep children's play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keep fire extinguishers on hand.
  4. Keep it Well-Ventilated Ventilate bathrooms and kitchens and use whole house ventilation for supplying fresh air to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the home.
  5. Keep it Pest-freeAll pests look for food, water and shelter. Seal cracks and openings throughout the home; store food in pest-resistant containers. If needed, use sticky-traps and baits in closed containers, along with the least toxic pesticides such as boric acid powder.
  6. Keep it Contaminant-FreeReduce lead-related hazards in pre-1978 homes by fixing deteriorated paint, and keeping floors and window areas clean, using a wet-cleaning approach. Test your home for radon, a naturally occurring dangerous gas that enters homes through soil, crawlspaces, and foundation cracks. Install a radon removal system if levels above the EPA action-level are detected.
  7. Keep it Well-MaintainedInspect, clean and repair your home routinely. Take care of minor repairs and problems before they become large repairs and problems.

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