Indoor Air Quality & Your Health
Welcome back to the Metro Screenworks blog! We hope you enjoyed your holidays and are ready for a new year. With a new year often comes the setting of new year's resolutions and goals to get more fit and live a healthier lifestyle. Stereotypically, many people join gyms and health clubs, and spend their Christmas cash on a new wardrobe of workout clothes hoping that this will be “their year.” We think it’s a great idea to get healthier and more fit. However, is this the only way to truly be healthier during the new year?
Keep reading to learn more about indoor air quality, the effects on your health, and more. Be sure to shop Metro Screenworks.com for all your home improvement needs. We offer custom-made screens as well as screen rolls, screen doors, and so much more. Even though, most of the country is still in the throes of winter it is time to begin considering the quality of your window screens.
5 Benefits of Improved Indoor Air Quality
As we mentioned above, it is easy to get hyper focused on one area of our health. However, to really be as healthy as possible, we must consider all the aspects of our lifestyle and how they can affect us. With that being said, we must consider the quality of our indoor air. Air quality can have a profound effect on our physical, mental, and emotional health. Because many of our modern homes, office buildings, and other indoor spaces are built to be airtight, we do not receive outdoor air unless we open our windows. Today, we are going to tell you why it’s so important that you open your windows and allow cool, fresh air to filter through your window screens.
Your lungs, like many of your body’s organs, are filters. As you inhale, you breath in air and whatever is in the air. This means, we will breath in allergens, dust, construction particles, cat hair, dog dander, and whatever else is floating around in the air. Unfortunately, if we don’t have access to clean air, our lungs don’t have a chance to clear; if we fail to not only purify our indoor air, but also rid our homes of such particles, we can end up with perpetual allergies, illness, and low quality of health.
Aids in Digestion
Clean air can actually aid in digestion. To get the full benefit, it is best to take a quick walk outside or to do something else that is active. By getting our blood moving, our bodies are better able to absorb nutrients, move digestion along, keep our circulation effective and strong, and remove harmful toxins that can build up in our bodies as a result of what we eat, drink, and are exposed to on a daily basis.
Prompts the Release of Serotonin
Serotonin is one of the main chemicals in our brains that causes us to feel happy. Breathing in oxygen actually helps to stimulate the release of serotonin and, as a result, can lift our mood. If you have ever wondered, why it is suggested that you “take a deep breath” when you are feeling anxious or tense, this is why!
Boosts the Immune System
Oxygen and fresh air also boosts the immune system. In order to effectively fight bacterial infections, viruses, allergens, and other harmful free radicals, our immune system needs oxygen. Additionally, allowing fresh air to penetrate your home, can help remove some of the free radicals and allergens that can permeate the air when our home’s indoor air is unstirred and stale.
Provides Mental Clarity
Getting the oxygen you need can also promote mental clarity. Our brains need oxygen to function. If they aren’t getting the oxygen that they need, we will have difficulty making decisions, coming up with new ideas, problem-solving, and thinking clearly and calmly about difficult situations. Taking some deep breaths, opening the widows, and even going for a walk outside can help us solve difficult issues and allow us to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
In order to get access to fresh air in our homes and businesses without letting four-,six-, eight-legged and even two-legged pests in our homes, we need effective and tight-fitting screens. Metro Screenworks has been the premier provider of reliable window screens, screen doors, screen rolls, and other products for over thirty years. To learn more about us, our products, and how you can get the best air quality in your home, visit our website. Be sure to check out our air filtration screens!