It’s not time to be switching on your stove or fire for a few months yet. So why are we talking about the psychological benefits of fires in May? The only fires people are currently thinking about are BBQ’s in the garden, and (when lockdown restrictions lift) the occasional camp fire.
Due to the awful time of late with Coronavirus, people, including us, are wanting to think about positive things, which perhaps can bring some comfort. Things to look forward to. As we live and breath stoves and fires, this is what we naturally thought about, and it’s something we want to share with you. Whether you’re reading this on a cold winter’s evening, many months after Coronavirus has packed it’s bags and left town, or if you’ve just found this on our fresh news section, it’s good to be aware of the benefits of something that not all people may actually be aware of.
Here are a few benefits of fires.
They’re Trance Inducing:
According to research a fire can help induce trance-like relaxation. Dancing flames can quickly take you to a more relaxed place.
They Reduce Blood Pressure:
A rip roaring fire can help reduce blood pressure and it’s been proven. With relaxation comes a host of health benefits, one of them happens to be reduced blood pressure. The benefits of lower blood pressure are significant, these include a lower risk of stroke, reduce kidney and heart disease and also lower risk of eye damage associated with higher blood pressure.
They Empty Your Mind:
Staring into a fire as we have established can reduce blood pressure and induce a trance like state. These things in turn help empty your mind. Do you ever find yourself thinking of a million-and-one things at once? Whether you have high blood pressure or not, having an empty mind will create some significant benefits, some short term, some long.
Short term advantages include being able to switch off and relax, allowing you to think things through with fewer other mental distractions. Other short term advantages include helping you sleep well after a busy day. Longer term advantages are previously mentioned reduced blood pressure, better long term sleep quality and a calmer mind in general, all these tend to have a knock on effect and equate to improved health and wellbeing.
Of course there are a number of things in life, which will improve your general health and wellbeing. Some of which, you may not have paid much attention to previously. Could a fire improve your quality of life? Discover our range of fires at www.charltonandjenrick.co.uk