What’s better than sitting in front of a glowing fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa and your favorite person in the world? Pretty much nothing (in my humble opinion). [caption id="attachment_3512" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Huntington TV Lift Cabinet with fireplace[/caption] But now researchers from the University of Alabama say that gazing at fire may actually good for our health. The researchers, led by anthropologist Christopher Lynn, asked 226 adults to watch a video of a fireplace, and took their blood pressure before and after watching the video. They also asked participants to report on their experiences of the fire. The researchers found an average of a five percent decrease in blood pressure among participants who watched the fire with sound. The longer they watched the fire, the more relaxed they became. Among control groups who watched the fire with no sound and who viewed an upside-down picture of fire, blood pressure increased. The researchers hypothesized that when we're sitting fireside, all of our senses become absorbed in the experience. But what if you don’t have a fireplace and yearn for that soulful experience? No worries. TVLiftCabinet has the perfect answer – the Huntington. An electric fireplace in the front emits a gorgeous warm glow combined with a toasty heater. It operates off a standard wall outlet. At all times, the fireplace remains separated from your television and AV equipment through a partition wall – keeping your television cool and well-ventilated, while you remain cozy and warm. So this year, you can enjoy all the health and warmth benefits of that glowing fireplace, without any hassle. It’s the perfect addition to your home.
Fireplaces Are Good For Your Health (and Soul)
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