Beat the Winter Blues: Exercise, Eat Healthy and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
It’s common for many people to feel less than enthusiastic about this time of year. For some, it’s the lack of sunshine that brings them down. For others, it’s the bitter-cold wind and the threat of snowfall around every corner that drives melancholy feelings. While we can’t do anything about the cold and snowfall — we do have some tips to change your state of mind: exercise, eat well and improve your indoor air quality.
When it’s cold and gross out, the last thing you want to do is get up and be active, but it can really help to boost your mood. Exercising releases serotonin and endorphins, which triggers a positive feeling in your body. Regular exercise also reduces stress, boosts self-esteem and improves sleep — all positive steps when trying to combat the winter blues.
During the winter months, it’s important to keep your energy levels up. One of the best ways to increase energy is by eating healthy. While comfort foods loaded with fats and sugars may be what your body craves — fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins will give your body the boost it needs to survive the long, cold Hamilton winter.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
There’s something about cracking open the windows and filling your home with fresh air — it always seems to improve your outlook on life. During the winter, we firmly shut all our windows, desperately keeping the cold air out, but also denying any fresh air from coming in. That’s why it’s important that home comfort systems are working correctly. Our HVAC units act as air purifiers — trapping airborne dirt, debris, dander, and allergens so you can breathe easier. If they are not working correctly, your family is not breathing the cleanest air possible.
HAMCO Heating & Cooling offers a complete range of indoor air quality equipment from humidifiers to filters to ensure a healthy and comfortable home environment.
Get in touch with us today to learn how to improve the indoor air quality of your home or if you have any questions about your home comfort system!