How Temperature Can Impact Your Health.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on two new studies finding temperature can have a big impact on an individual’s overall health and general productivity.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/how-temperature-can-impact-your-health) notes, a recent study out of the Medical Research Council in Glasgow, U.K., has shown that temperature plays a factor in the health and well-being of children and people with respiratory problems. Using a sample group of people in New Zealand, the researchers found that the participants’ health improved when the temperature in their homes increased. Within six months, researchers concluded that the number of people who indicated that they had a “poor or fair health” condition declined by 50%.
As the article “How Temperature Can Impact Your Health” reports, the study looked at other factors, but acknowledged that heat played an important role in health, and even in improving people’s relationships, as well as attendance at work and school.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that another study, this time out of Cornell University, looked at the ideal temperature for productivity, and found that the least mistakes in the workplace were made when it was 77 degrees, several degrees warmer than ideal sleeping temperatures (68 degrees). Although the study focused on only a small sample group of employees at an insurance company, it reveals how important temperature can be to human function.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by noting that readers can improve the temperature in their homes with some simple ideas, including:
- Winterizing their homes with windows and doors that keep the cold air outside;
- Making sure their thermostats are accurate;
- Making sure the dampers to their fireplaces are closed when not in use;
- Considering central heating; and
- Making sure their homes are properly insulated.
(SOURCES: Seaman, A., “House-warming improvements linked to better health,” Reuters web site, March 15, 2013; “Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity,” Cornell News web site, accessed April 1, 2013.)
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