How Temperature Can Impact Your Health
Temperature is one of those things we don’t really think about—it’s just something we deal with. If it’s cold outside, we put on a coat. If things get a little chilly in bed, we reach for a blanket. Easy and inconsequential for the most part…or so we think.
Research has begun to show that temperature can have a big impact on your health and general productivity, so it’s wise to pay a little more attention to the thermostat.
A recent study out of the Medical Research Council in Glasgow, U.K. has shown that temperature plays a factor in the health and the 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%.