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Two weeks from today, we will be living in an entirely new decade! 2020, of course, marks the beginning of the 20s. How weird is that to say? There are certain individuals who were born in the 1920s who will soon be getting their second go-arounds with such a decade. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

With all that said, it’s clearly the time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions. Have you written out your list yet? Whether you have or you haven’t, the DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd. team suggests you add some resolutions to the list that your lungs will thank you for.

Quit smoking.

Right next to “lose weight”, this is arguably the most popular New Year’s resolution of all time. Unfortunately, for many, it’s one that can’t be stuck to. By now, it’s unnecessary to inundate you with the long list of health hazards caused by cigarette smoking. If you’re unaware that it’s a direct cause of lung cancer, you’ve been living under quite a huge rock. But did you know that when you eliminate cigarettes from your life, you not only breathe better, but you sleep better as well?

According to Health.com, “smokers are four times as likely to report feeling unrested after a night’s sleep, a Johns Hopkins study found; it seems going through nicotine withdrawal each night can contribute to sleep disturbances.”

Go outside more often.

The majority of us spend the majority of our days inside. You may think otherwise considering how busy you are and how often you leave the house. But your living space is where you spend most of your time – especially at night. With that said, injecting more fresh air into your daily living should be atop your New Year’s resolution list. As Frances Bridges of Forbes.com tells us, getting fresh air is one of the easiest and healthiest habits to incorporate into your routine.

This is true “whether you spend a day off outdoors or take a walk for 20 minutes when you have a break at work,” she writes, “Being outdoors gives you more healthy energy, reduces stress and depression, improves sleep and your overall health. Carve out time to be outside, to clear your mind and improve your mental and physical health.”

Use natural cleaning products.

Keeping a cleaner home is a great New Year’s resolution. But don’t be fooled by sweet-smelling products that only serve to worsen your home’s indoor air quality. They contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and the worsening of asthma symptoms. Going with cleaning products that have natural ingredients should become a part of your regular routine in 2020.

“With all-natural cleaners, you won’t have to worry about exposure to toxins,” reports Sweet Home Cleaning Service, “That means you, your family and your pets will no longer have to breathe in harsh chemicals lingering in the air or potentially come into contact with toxins that may remain on surfaces throughout your home.”

Get an inspection of your home’s indoor air quality.

Allow the DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd. team to help you with your New Year’s resolutions! For information about our Air Quality Services, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email us at info@dftechnical.ca.

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