How the weather affects our health
The weather plays an important role in our daily life. When planning our weekend or taking a walk in nature, we always have to take the weather into account. We are all aware of this. However, very few of us notice that the weather also has a significant influence on our well-being and can even trigger illness. This phenomenon is called a bioclimate.
HOW DOES THE CLIMATE AFFECT OUR HEALTH?
The climate has a direct influence on our well-being and our health. No matter how different people are, these effects can be perceived differently by individual people. For example, if you have a pre-existing condition such as asthma or an autoimmune disease such as rheumatism, the consequences of the weather situation may be greater. Rheumatism is a disease of the joints and the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most common reasons for disability with 20.33%. If the work disability occurs as a result of a permanent or temporary illness such as rheumatism, there is a risk of financial dependency.
WHICH CLIMATE FACTORS HAVE THE MOST INFLUENCE ON OUR WELL-BEING?
1. Temperature: If the air temperature drops, cold stimuli arise in the human body. Rheumatic complaints and existing arthritis can be worse in cold spells. Heat, on the other hand, alleviates the suffering of chronic rheumatic diseases. Extreme cold also ensures that the lungs’ ability to cleanse itself is diminished, which can lead to pneumonia and also promote colds. Low temperatures alter our immune system, as they constrict the blood vessels of the mucous membranes and impair blood circulation. Consequence: We get sick faster.
2. Humidity: Low humidity affects our upper respiratory tract and leads to infections, while higher humidity can aggravate the rheumatic disease.
3. Air pressure: Strong fluctuations in air pressure affect our cardiovascular system and promote high blood pressure.
4. Wind: a strong wind causes headaches and often increases rheumatic complaints.
WHAT TIME POSITIVELY INFLUENCES OUR HEALTH?
But there is also good news: the weather can also have a positive effect on our health and have healing powers. The following climate strengthens our immune system and promotes our well-being:
– Constant and constant temperature and humidity
– The sun (which supplies vitamin D to our body) creates shade
– Marine climate
– High mountain climate
The strong presence of negative ions in the air. It should be clear to everyone that the weather is a very present issue in our daily lives. How much the weather affects our health may have surprised one reader or another. In the future, it is advisable not only to check the general weather forecast for a planned walk in the forest but also to consider the biological climate so that patients with previous illnesses in particular can take appropriate precautions. You can find out more about this on the official website of the LAC Healthcare Solutions Wholesale Medical Supplies.