You may think that air conditioning is just something which makes you feel more comfortable in your home and at work. But did you know that air conditioning can be good for your health? There are many benefits to working/living in air conditioning, such as the fact that it can prevent you from getting dehydrated during the summer months. It can also help prevent allergies. And it can improve the overall level of hygiene in your home.
It can be extremely easy to get dehydrated if you do not drink enough water during the summer months. This is because your body has its own cooling mechanism—sweat. When the body releases sweat, it uses your body heat to evaporate and enter the atmosphere. And this cools you off. But the flip side is that it can also leave you feeling dehydrated. When you are in an AC environment, you do not sweat as much, and this prevents dehydration from occurring.
If you are still not convinced, consider the fact that dehydration is a serious illness which, if left untreated, can even lead to death. So, if you are in the middle of a heat wave, do your body a favor and turn on the air conditioning. The same goes for when you are working out, because you are sweating even more at that time. Drink water and replenish your fluids. But turn on the air conditioning too.
Another thing that air conditioning can help you with is preventing allergies. First, consider the fact that all the air that comes in through your air conditioner is already filtered. So, it contains fewer allergens which can irritate your respiratory system and lead to sneezing, runny noses and even wheezing. Additionally, when you turn on the AC, your home remains cool and dry. This means less fungus and mold, which are also allergens. So, you can forego the Claritin and stay naturally allergy-free.
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