Home > Lifestyle > How to keep your home healthy > Living areas Living areas All sections in Healthy Home » Bathroom » Kitchen » Living Areas » Outside 6 creative ways to stay warm when the lights go out Winter! Loadshedding! What's a South African to do? You just need some bricks, a bottle of wine and a small room, says Health24 users. Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Check Your sun sense » Test Do I have OCD? » Talk Parenting Talk Forum » Prevention of food poisoning How to wash dishes fast Safety tips for fire and water Did you know that when we are sleeping, the smell of smoke will probably only wake 20% of us, and that children do not thrash around and shout for help when they are drowning. In praise of the blanket Temperatures have plummeted countrywide and there is no doubt that winter is here in all its glory. How your heater can kill you A heater has caused a fire in a house in Eldorado Park. How safe is the heater you are using? 10 ways to keep warm this winter There's already a nip in the air at night. Winter is on its way. Here are a few tips on keeping warm when the temperatures drop to below the comfort zone. Your home is clean but is it healthy? You've worked tirelessly to make your home a haven for the whole family. But did you know that even the tidiest of homes can play host to troublesome germs and allergens, which can lead to endless sniffles or the common cold? Chase away the winter cold Apart from wrapping yourself up in a warm scarf and getting your daily vitamin C fix, here’s what you can do to protect yourself (and those around you). Winter is upon us Log fires, cuddly jerseys, sherry, the sound of raindrops falling – unfortunately that's just the romantic side of winter. Carpets - problems & solutions Carpets accumulate dust, trapping it until it can be removed by vacuuming. Carpets do not cause dust. In fact, new research proves the health and safety benefits of carpeting. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors SPONSORED: Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.