Do You Really Need Them?

When I was searching for information online about the best portable air purifiers for hotel rooms, I had an idea about buying one or two for home use. We live in an allergy-prone area especially due to pollen and dust. Our aim was to get a device that would clean our air inside our rooms. Besides giving fresh air, I came across many other reasons to have an air purifier for home use. This is one of those underrated, but very important small appliances that you should buy for your home use.


Reasons to have an air purifier


It purifies air for breathing

Woman eyes close near the window


Just as you would live a healthy life when you take clean water and eat nutritional food, you will also live healthy with an air purifier. You might not have an idea how airborne pollutants affect your body. Have you ever wondered why smoking of cigarettes in public is banned most times? It is because of the negative effects they have on the secondary smokers. Well, air purifiers will ensure that the air you breathe at home is free from pollutants like dust and smoke.


Makes air breathable for children

Picture of a child playing alone in the living room

As I was searching for information, I learned that children have weak metabolisms. Thus, they are unable to excrete chemicals efficiently as adults do. That is why they are highly vulnerable to impure air. We figured out that an air purifier would secure children from asthma or allergies caused by airborne chemicals and particles.


Lowers risks from cleaning products


When cleaning our home, we used cleaning products on furniture and flooring. We thought that some of those products might aggravate allergies in our guests. That is why we had to get an air purifier to give fresh air. I understand that an air purifier has HEPA filtration and air-activated carbon filters. This helps it to eradicate 99.97% of unhealthy airborne chemicals and particles.


Lowers risks of factory emissions


We live in a heavy industrial environment. That means we are exposed to factory emissions, which are dangerous to our health. These emissions have fine elements that penetrate our bodies. I discovered that when we breathe such high levels of unhealthy particles, we are at a high risk of heart problems. In fact, long-term exposure can lower our life expectancy by 1.8 to 3.1 years. These facts were shocking. That is why I had to rush and get an air purifier.


Reprieve for asthmatic people


People suffering from a condition like asthma can find their reprieve from an air purifier. Asthma is aggravated by pollutants like dust, pet dander and others. To get a respite from asthmatic attacks, air has to be purified. People with medical issues have a low immune system. This means their body cannot get rid of toxic pollutants. In that case, they would be at high risks of serious complications from viruses and air-related infections.


Besides taking care of our guests, we also wanted to do the same to our pets. We have one dog and two cats. We wanted the air cleaner to eradicate airborne odor and pet hair, which are also culprits, causing allergy provocations. Pet dander, pet hair, dust and pollen are the main causes of indoor allergies.

Go Outside and See It!

I handle many travelers all the time, and one thing I have noticed is that they are so determined to get to their destination such that they hardly have the time to enjoy the journey. I live in Colorado where I am surrounded by wonderful nature. Peaks, undulating hills, clear skies and incredible weather most of the time … yet my travelers never seem to see all this. However, I am determined to help them see as much as they can.


If you are a traveler, always take time to notice what is around you. You will get such an exhilarating experience. Besides, it is not as if you will spend any extra money.


Why you should go outside to see nature


Nature makes me happy

Woman breathing fresh air

Happiness is the road to success. When I breathe fresh and pure air, I feel happy. Honestly, breathing easier makes me so happy such that I forget every worry. I like inviting my colleagues for a nature walk whenever we can grab some time. As we stroll, we find ourselves smiling for no reason. Nature lets us enjoy life away from our serious and tight office schedules. This amounts to our fulfillment and enjoyment. It has also added great quality to my life – both career and family-wise. Most importantly, my self-esteem has improved and boosted mental health.


Exercising in fresh air


Going outside can make a good part of your exercise through walking and hiking. Unlike using a treadmill, I like taking a walk outside. It is more fun and enjoyable than the gym. Personally, I do not like the exercises that our instructors make us do in the gym. They are hard and tormenting. Walking outside, on the other hand, makes my exercises very easy. Probably, it is due to the green effects. I think the color green boosts my mood.


Free Vitamin D

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Exposure to sunshine adds vitamin D to our body. According to research, D Vitamin can boost the sex drive in men. More so, it can increase the levels of testosterone – the ultimate male hormone. Going out for some sun apparently helps the body, but as you can see, it is more than wonderful for the male species.


Nature eases the symptoms of ADHD in kids


The outdoors are great for hyperactive kids. Research has shown that kids who spend time playing outside exhibit low ADHD symptoms. This means that parents should let their kids play outside instead of spending lots of time on their playstations. A 2004 WebMD report shows that exposure to nature can reduce ADHD signs in kids aged 5 to 18 years.


Nature is an antidepressant


Taking a rendezvous in nature is going to be a good antidepressant. Therefore, instead of taking anti-depressants, why don’t you try taking time outside to reduce stress? When I spend time outside, whether I bask by the sun or take a nature walk, I feel my moods elevated almost immediately. Most importantly, nature eases work-related anxiety. I once suffered from depression and my doctor asked me whether I knew what eco-therapy meant. I came to understand it is a nature, earth-centered and green therapy. Today, I do take eco-therapy as much as I can, and it helps me to detoxify my mind. I honestly cannot recall the last time I was depressed.