Win­dow good for your soul

The Star Early Edition - - HEALTH -

LONDON: Sit­ting by a win­dow at work may lower your blood pres­sure and make you more alert.

A trial by Cor­nell Univer­sity in the US stud­ied 30 nurses, some of whom had win­dows by their work­sta­tions. Th­ese nurses had slightly lower blood pres­sure, felt less sleepy in the morn­ing, com­mu­ni­cated bet­ter, laughed more and drank less cof­fee dur­ing a shift. The re­searchers con­cluded that be­ing ex­posed to nat­u­ral day­light had a pos­i­tive ef­fect on the body clock, based on dif­fer­ences they ob­served in body tem­per­a­ture, which plays a part in reg­u­lat­ing in­ter­nal rhythms.

This may ac­count for the other pos­i­tive changes, such as im­proved blood pres­sure. – Daily Mail

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