Humidifiers – More Uses and Benefits than You Think

Health & Lifestyle

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Winter is approaching fast and that means it’s the perfect time to get a humidifier. Humidifiers are great all year round, but they are especially helpful during the winter months. That’s because this is the time when air is very dry.

If you’re not familiar, dry air is not good for your health for many reasons. Here are a few of them:
• It makes viruses and bacteria active and infectious.
• It prolongs certain illnesses like colds and flu.
• It increases the symptoms of allergies.
• It leads to poor sleep due to a dry nose and throat.
• It drains water from your skin, leaving it looking dry and cracked.
• It weakens your hair and scalp cells.

All in all, dry air does a lot more damage than we give it credit for, not to mention adding to the fear of electric shock every time you touch a doorknob or something mental in your kitchen.

The solution is simple; all these issues can be solved by simply buying a humidifier to help keep the air in your home moist. But its benefits go beyond just improving your and your loved ones’ health. Here are some little known advantages of having this awesome device in your home.

Helps keep your pets healthy…

Dry air doesn’t just harm the health of the people in the house, it also affects pets. It makes their breathing canals dry and will constantly leave them dehydrated. If your pet suffers from allergies the arid air will make the condition worse. But with a humidifier, you not only get to make the air moist but you can purify it as well. Talk of killing two birds with one stone.
…and your plants too

Air HumidifierIf you enjoy some greenery in your home you certainly want to have a humidifier on for a good part of the day. Your houseplants are alive, and they thrive in a humid environment. Without proper humidity two things will happen.
• First the plants will lose the water in their cells at a faster rate.
• Secondly, the soil they are growing in will also go dry faster.

The result is droopy leaves and dull plants. While a humidifier can never replace normal watering, it can go a long way in improving your plants’ health by giving them the humid environment they need to breathe.

Keeps your furniture in great shape

Yep, you read that right! The reason why your wooden furniture is getting old faster could be because you don’t have a humidifier in your home. Dry air usually causes wood to dry out, shrink and crack. You may also see joints loosening.

So if your door, bed or chair is starting to wobble or show signs of distress, then chances are the air around your home might not be holding enough moisture.

Lowers utility bills

Winter can be fun and all but it’s never kind on the electric bill. When the temperatures start to fall the only logical thing to do is crank up the thermostat. This means your monthly bill is going to be a lot higher. But did you know that you can save a good amount if you have a humidifier?

When air is humid it feels warmer. Here’s an example, a 70-degree temperature plus 10% humidity usually feels like 65 degrees. But if you make that 67 degrees plus 50% humidity the air in the room will feel like 70 degrees. Who knew?

Why? Because low humidity reduces warmth in the air. So rather than paying more on electricity you can simply buy a humidifier. After all it’s a one-time, one-off payment that will save you hundreds for years to come.

Prevents static shocks

Another thing that comes with the dry air of winter is dreaded static electricity. You will feel it (the shock) on your pet’s fur, on your clothing, or on any metal surface in your home. This happens because when air is too dry it becomes extremely conducive to static electricity. But you can reduce its conductivity by simply increasing humidity.

With all these reasons and more, it might be time to look into getting your very own humidifier or even think about gifting one to friends and family.

What Is Most Critical In Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle

Health & Lifestyle

Many of us are used to the saying, “A healthy mind resides in a healthy body”. Our body is the integral physical material of an individual and it is very intelligent by itself, being a gift from God. But how many of us know exactly what is expected of us to maintain a healthy body and what do we need to do to keep our body healthy.

The physical and mental parts of a healthy individual are the most vital aspects that each and every one of us needs to know. Good bodily health is achieved through regular exercise, proper diet and nutrition as well as allowing it to rest sufficiently for recovery. The body is capable of repair as and when it is resting and it is because of this that every individual needs the required number of hours of sleep everyday. We refer an individual’s emotional and psychological well-being as that mental part that complements the physical element in attaining a healthy body.

To achieve a healthy body, there are indeed four general determining factors which are used as a guide. The human biology, everyday lifestyle, availability of healthcare services and the environment play a big part in it.

Today’s availability of advanced health care application alone is not to be relied upon solely to achieve a healthy body. The individual’s choice for the type of lifestyle may offset the former as no amount of medical advancement in the field of health science is able to keep abreast with the negative lifestyles one chooses. He/she must put in determined efforts in order for these two elements to jive along.

Nutrition is an everyday debate amongst all the nutritionists worldwide. Many had advocated a balanced nutritional diet is most ideal. Our daily intake of food today is tainted with so much of chemicals that is beyond our imagination, though many had been approved for use within the food industry. A healthy diet is now questionable in our mind. The intriguing question is, “How much can our body take anymore with the daily bombardment of such chemicals?”. It is known that 75,000 synthetic chemicals are in our environment that were previously not present before 1940. Food is often harvested while still green, leaving out the precious nutrients normally developed in the ripening process. Vegetables contain herbicides and pesticides. Meat, diary products and poultry are treated with antibiotics and growth hormones which may find their way into the human body in one way or another. Food is highly processed with artificial coloring, flavoring and preservatives. Thus a nutritional diet, though professed by the many dietitians, is no longer a guarantee to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The environment to day is getting from bad to worse and very often we hear of climate change arising from our own doing. No one can claim that he/she is not affected by the environment one is exposed to. Pollution today is unavoidable unless we take an active role in tackling it with the earnest efforts. Our body is not immune to such hazards as the air we breathe and the water we consume cannot be totally free from toxic.

In summary, no one is immune to the health threats of the 21st century and the increasing number of human beings contracting terminal diseases speaks for it. Today’s leading causes of death comprises of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, medical errors as the result of wrong diagnosis, and pharmaceutical drugs.