Can too much clutter impact your health? Dr. Mehmet Oz says that it can. To help, he unveiled the best tips for helping you clean up the clutter in your life on his April 9 talk show. Plus: Find out which non-dairy milk substitutes are the best, and learn about the newest fat-burning weight loss workout.
The secret to eliminating clutter: Recognizing the benefits of a clean home, says Dr. Oz. And those benefits include both your physical and emotional health.
Dr. Oz's guest expert Dr. Melva Green warns that too much clutter can cause you to focus too much on the past rather than living in the present. She also expressed concern that clutter can interfere with positive relationships. Dr. Green is the author of "Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home."
In addition, professional organizer Justin Klosk offered these tips:
- If you have not used an item in the past year, it's time to dispose of it.
- When you do decide to dispose of an item, consider donating it to a non-profit organization that can benefit.
- Work slowly rather than trying to de-clutter your entire home in a day.
And for those who have a junk drawer, Justin has a message: Junk it. Instead, he recommends an accessories drawer for essential items. Justin is the author of "Organize & Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence."
Dr. Oz also dished up the delights of non-dairy milks. Do you know the difference between almond, soy and rice milks? Here are his tips on what to purchase:
- Almond milk is the most popular. Look for a brand that is unsweetened.
- If you like soy milk, go for an organic brand.
- Rice milk is helpful for those who have allergies.
A segment on exercise featured a new way to burn fat fast in minimal time. Dr. Oz introduced his guest expert Dr. Michael Mosley, who's famous for his intermittent fasting book "The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting."
Now Dr. Mosley has created a workout version of his "Fast" weight loss concept. His routine is designed to teach you to engage in short, high quality workouts that boost fat-burning while curbing your hunger.
By performing 10-minute workouts just three times a week, Dr. Mosley says that you can lose weight more easily and improve your health. His program is detailed in his new book with Peta Bee: "FastExercise: The Simple Secret of High-Intensity Training."