Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning? Here Are 4 Reasons How

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Founder of A Better Weigh Center–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
Spring Cleaning for Health & Wellness:

It’s warming up outside. Out with the old, in with the new. Open those windows and breath in spring! It’s also that time of year when we all roll up our sleeves and get to work doing our annual spring cleaning. But are there any health benefits to this annual ritual? Absolutely! Here are 4 ways that spring cleaning can benefit us—mind, body, and spirit:

  1. Helps Us Refresh. Even if it’s physical stuff you’re removing, imagine that you’re also getting rid of negativity, past regrets, and anything else that’s causing you a sense of mental clutter. Clearing out our junk raises our self-esteem and shifts our energy so we are open to change and are in a better ‘space’ to move forward. 
  2. Cleaning Can Make Us Happier. Leading psychological research has correlated clutter with stress and anxiety and discovered that housekeeping has a positive benefit on your mental health. Research showed that every hour of cleaning you do each week is associated with a 53% boost in happiness.
  3. Burn More Calories. Individual cleaning tasks such as vacuuming, ironing, and gardening are physical activities that can burn between 150 and 300 calories an hour. Decluttering can add up to real exercise!
  4. Have Better Focus and Less Stress. A study by the Princeton Neuroscience Institute discovered that in disorganized spaces people are more stressed, distracted, and less productive. Clutter can be visually distracting, and serve as a nagging reminder of tasks and chores undone whereas, cleaning gives people a sense of mastery and control over their environment.

So, this year, while you’re getting your house in order and in ship shape, you can feel good that not only is your home cleaner and less cluttered, your mind, body, and spirit have been cleansed and refreshed as well.

 

Interview: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton is a Triads Award-Winning, Board Certified Surgeon, who gave up operating on the stomach to operating on the mind to treat chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. She is the author of two books, Transformation is a mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . ,  and now educates other providers around the world on what she discovered in her practice through her master class.

Dr. Hamilton is passionate about helping to change the lives of those she meets through practicing medicine and consulting. As a once practicing bariatric surgeon, Dr. Hamilton has firsthand experience addressing the challenges and pain points of patients being treated for cardiometabolic diseases. She founded A Better Weigh Center—a place for her patients to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy.

Dr. Hamilton has a TV show on BINGEnetworks.tv called “Examining Medicine,” and is a podcast host on Your Health Transformed that discusses a variety of popular and innovative health topics to challenge our current way of thinking about medicine.

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